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MSI P67A-GD65 or Z68A

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I'm wondering whether or not to get the P67A version of the GD65 or the Z68A version. I'm preparing to build my first rig and I would like integrated graphics just in case I may have to return a video card. I also plan on getting a 64GB SSD later down the line. I would automatically get a Z68A, but I also heard that P67A motherboards perform better than their successors. The rear IO of the P67 GD65 also seems more useful to me than that of a Z68.

So yeah. Will a P67A perform better than a Z68A?
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB ASUS DVD-Writer Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit 
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They will perform the same. If you don't need the Quicksync or SSD caching of the Z68, then get whichever one is cheaper.
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Core i7 2600k MSI Z68A-GD65 EVGA GTX 680 Mushkin Redline 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Mushkin Chronos WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black Hitachi Deskstar 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Lite-On BD burner Samsung DVD burner Thermalright Silver Arrow Win 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS236 KBT Race Enermax RV920 Lian Li T60B 
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CM Storm Xornet PureTrak Talent Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 
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