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I'm talking about the P8P67 Pro.

The reason why I am recommending it is so that you can still get excellent overclocking while being able to spend $70 less on the motherboard.

I'm also recommending a PSU with a smaller capacity (like 650W or 750W) because it will allow you to spend even less money.



Because then you will always be free to replace the motherboard without any hassle whatsoever. It's more expensive than OEM, so that's why I am recommending very high quality parts above that cost much less.



Crap. lol Oh well (not many people do).


I wanted Z68 for Virtu and SSD Caching. The P8Z68 Pro is only $40 less than the one I picked, It doesnt have my color scheme, and it's not PCI Express 3.0. Is the P8P67 Pro still worth getting?


The 850 is only $20 more than the 650 or 750. I'd rather have more power down the road, then to run out of power for upgrades or a new build.


Well If I only replace it once, I would have to pay for another OEM and then it would equal a retail. How many times have you replaced your motherboard?
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I still say get the H100. Make a post in the watercooling section asking for good radiator fans that have red leds. They will help you. For $10 more man its a no brainer.
I want to use the 200mm Fans. You're sure that I cant use the H100 with those fans still installed?
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I wanted Z68 for Virtu and SSD Caching. The P8Z68 Pro is only $40 less than the one I picked, It doesnt have my color scheme, and it's not PCI Express 3.0. Is the P8P67 Pro still worth getting?
We're barely taking advantage of PCI-Express 2.0 the way it is, so I think it's worth getting. Although, you're the final authority on this (naturally) because it's your system. It's just that I like suggesting things that cost less but are still excellent.


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The 850 is only $20 more than the 650 or 750. I'd rather have more power down the road, then to run out of power for upgrades or a new build.
What about the SeaSonic X-650? It's $50 less at $145.98 after shipping, and has all the power you'd ever need if you had two 570s in this build.

Or how about the Corsair TX750M for $140.17 after shipping? It's modular.

Or the HX750 for $155.98 after shipping, and then subtract $10 after the Mail-In Rebate?



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Well If I only replace it once, I would have to pay for another OEM and then it would equal a retail. How many times have you replaced your motherboard?
Four times. However, I don't upgrade nearly as often as some people on here. Some guys get a new motherboard every 6 months, every year, every 3 months, etc. It just depends on the enthusiast.
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We're barely taking advantage of PCI-Express 2.0 the way it is, so I think it's worth getting. Although, you're the final authority on this (naturally) because it's your system. It's just that I like suggesting things that cost less but are still excellent.



What about the SeaSonic X-650? It's $50 less at $145.98 after shipping, and has all the power you'd ever need if you had two 570s in this build.

Or how about the Corsair TX750M for $140.17 after shipping? It's modular.

Or the HX750 for $155.98 after shipping, and then subtract $10 after the Mail-In Rebate?




Four times. However, I don't upgrade nearly as often as some people on here. Some guys get a new motherboard every 6 months, every year, every 3 months, etc. It just depends on the enthusiast.

I think i'll just stick with what I got, but thanks a lot for your help.

Oh and do you think 1 570 will be enough for BF3?
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