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Poll Results: Wich to choose between this two?

 
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    ASUS ROG MAXIMUS IV GENE-Z Rev. B3
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    Asus P8P67 PRO Rev. B3.1
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post #1 of 13
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So I'm tired of the my 2 core wonder called the e7400... My little silicon friend is getting weaker and weaker every day, so it's time to let him go frown.gif

So, in preparation for the BF3 I'll get the 2500k (right choice I think) sometime between today and october. So to nest my new bud I'll need a new mobo mad.gif

Long story short, best mobo for OC (aiming to 4.8ghz) for the lowest price possible, will add another hd6870 soon, considering it'll run 12/7 typer.gif

Thanks and I'll rep!
Edited by lambecrikas - 7/25/11 at 6:15am
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post #2 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by lambecrikas;14337817 
So I'm tired of the my 2 core wonder called the e7400... My little silicon friend is getting weaker and weaker every day, so it's time to let him go frown.gif

So, in preparation for the BF3 I'll get the 2500k (right choice I think) sometime between today and october. So to nest my new bud I'll need a new mobo mad.gif

Long story short, best mobo for OC (aiming to 4.8ghz) for the lowest price possible, will add another hd6870 soon, considering it'll run 12/7 typer.gif

Thanks and I'll rep!

Few mobo for your rig:
asus p8z68v
asus p8p67 pro rev3.1
gigabyte z68x ud4
gigabyte z68x ud3p/ud3h
asus maximusIV gene-z

any one among these will be damn good for OC,
Hope this helps.
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post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help, gonna check those mobos
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post #4 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by lambecrikas;14337817 
So I'm tired of the my 2 core wonder called the e7400... My little silicon friend is getting weaker and weaker every day, so it's time to let him go frown.gif

So, in preparation for the BF3 I'll get the 2500k (right choice I think) sometime between today and october. So to nest my new bud I'll need a new mobo mad.gif

Long story short, best mobo for OC (aiming to 4.8ghz) for the lowest price possible, will add another hd6870 soon, considering it'll run 12/7 typer.gif

Thanks and I'll rep!

For 2x hd6870 you will need a powerful psu.
Atleast get a corsair tx650m/tx650v2,but a 750watt psu like tx750m/tx750v2/hx750 will be better.
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post #5 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by lambecrikas;14337941 
Thanks for the help, gonna check those mobos

All of them are great,go with any one of them,personally I'll go with asus.
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post #6 of 13
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About the psu I know, I'm waiting to chose all the parts and buy them at once to reduce the shipping costs.

I think I'll go for the asus gene-z or the p8p67 rev b3.1... But whats the difference between z68 and p67 for the 2500k performace?
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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by lambecrikas;14338067 
About the psu I know, I'm waiting to chose all the parts and buy them at once to reduce the shipping costs.

I think I'll go for the asus gene-z or the p8p67 rev b3.1... But whats the difference between z68 and p67 for the 2500k performace?

z68 has ssd caching but p67 doesn't,but you won't get any benifit with ssd caching.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by lambecrikas;14338067 
About the psu I know, I'm waiting to chose all the parts and buy them at once to reduce the shipping costs.

I think I'll go for the asus gene-z or the p8p67 rev b3.1... But whats the difference between z68 and p67 for the 2500k performace?

The difference isn't big imo, here's a comparison chart from Gigabyte:

mb-z68p67_05.jpg

If the Z68 mobo is gonna cost you a lot more than the P67, it isn't worth justifying the cost imo. You're better off with the $$ difference being spent elsewhere smile.gif
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post #9 of 13
If it were me, I would definitely go with the Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4 or the Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4.

Great amount of features for the price.

Also happens to look pretty good. Which is nice if you have a windowed case. Which might not matter to some, but I am not a fan of seeing a baby blue mobo every time I look in my case.
    
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post #10 of 13
You may need to get 64 bit Windows if you are getting a second 6870. The 4GB limit refers to total addressable memory space and not just the RAM installed. that includes graphics memory and all other little bits and bobs.
Ignoring the other 'bits and bobs' with two 1GB 6870s it will use 2GB of graphics memory and 2GB of RAM.
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