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I've never had such a hard time choosing a motherboard before, it seems like there's a new one being announced or released every week.

Anyways, I've narrowed my search down to a few motherboards:
  1. Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD ~$245
  2. ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE ~$265
  3. Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD5 ~???
  4. ASUS P8Z68-V PRO ~215
  5. Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 ~215

I'm really leaning towards the UD3-iSSD because it includes a 20gb SSD for caching and I only have traditional hard drives at the moment. I probably won't be getting an SSD anytime soon unless prices for a nice 128gb drop down to $100 or so.
But I would prefer not to skimp out on any motherboard features because I don't upgrade that often (as you can see, I'm coming from the 775 era), so I need something that will last. The P8Z68 deluxe is very appealing to me as well.

Ugh...too many choices it seems and I don't believe there are any reviews of any of these models except the P8Z68-V Pro.

Please help me make a decision!
Edited by chroniX - 6/16/11 at 1:52pm
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post #2 of 34
I'm in the same dilemma...don't know which of these would be better. I include with that list the Z68X-UD3H.
Edited by Yor_ - 6/16/11 at 2:29pm
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post #3 of 34
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I know. At first, I was ready to pull the trigger on the P8Z68-V Pro, it seems like an all-around solid board. But from what I gather on newegg reviews and just a few results listed in some OCN members signatures who own the motherboard, it seems that it might be a let down when it comes to overclocking, especially compared to its P67 counterpart. Highly speculative on my part of course, but this seemed to be the case just based on little evidence.
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post #4 of 34
My UD4 has been great so far. Just puttin it out there.

Great OCer, everything works great, no issues.
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Number 5.
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post #6 of 34
I have been driving myself crazy going back and forth between the Asrock Z68 Extreme4 & Asus P8Z68-V PRO. The Asus board seems to be the most popular but based on reviews it sounds like it has some stability issues. Everything about the Asrock looks good except the warranty. I have no experiance with Gigabyte but the UD4 has gotten my interest. Would love to see some benchmarks against those other boards.
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post #7 of 34
I want to avoid Asus, if possible. Have had way too many issues with this P8P67 Pro. That's why I want to replace it.
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post #8 of 34
If Asus would put up a WS revolution, id do it. But since they aren't, i will be buying LGA 2011 on launch day.
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post #9 of 34
Either the V PRO or the Z68XP for the same price..

I wanted the ASUS Z68 Deluxe.. but for something that price, I wish it had on boad out as I am paranoid as to when a GPU can become faulty and that you can use the iGPU of the CPU for diagnostic and emergecy purposes.

If you're pretty sane or rich.. I'd get the Z68 Deluxe.. I can has several discrete GPUs if I weren't in a pinch anyway. YOu can also still use VIRTU in D Mode.
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post #10 of 34
Number 4.

P8Z68-V Pro is running perfectly, very very nice board!
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