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I hear the Sabor has less VRM power than the p8p67 Pro.
Not sure about that, but if you ain't a crazy overclocker aiming for records, it won't matter much to you as CPUs will still overclock very nicely.
    
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Thank you.
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post #13 of 19
If the OP cant afford the M4E, the p67 WS revolution and the p67 (not z68) deluxe are cheaper and very close in performance and ocability.
Edit: i would also consider the asrock z68 fatality pro gen3.
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The Gen3 is not for sale in the U.K.
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The Gen3 is not for sale in the U.K.
strange...
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post #16 of 19
Stop wasting his money...

All of the following boards can hold a crazy OC and still stay under 200 USD. If you are lucky enough, you can sometimes nab a ASrock P67 Extreme6/ASrock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 for around 200.
ASUS P8P67 Pro (190USD)
ASUS P8Z68-V Pro (190USD)
ASrock P67 Extreme4 (160 USD)
ASrock Z68 Extreme4 (180 USD)
ASrock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 (160 USD)
ASrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 (180 USD)

The difference between Gen3 and normal ASrock is simply the color scheme and PCI 3.0, which won't be fully utilized with current SB chips, only with future IB chips. Gen3 also just released, so don't surprised if you have to wait a couple weeks for them to arrive in the UK.
Edited by somebodysb2 - 8/4/11 at 7:42am
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I actually have had the Z68 Pro, the Asrock Extreme4 Z68, the Maximus Extreme P67 and the Asus Gene Z68. Out of all of them I prefer the Gene hands down. All the other boards had some sort of quirk to them, but the Gene just works. It's 24/7 100% stable, haven't had a crash yet, it was easy to setup and get 4.8Ghz out of my 2500K at 1.36v. No memory issues whether I am running 2 sticks or 4 sticks or 8Gb or 16Gb. The only down side is it's a Micro ATX board, so SLI/CF is the most you can do. I am not doing any special cooling on the VRM's and they do not get hot to the touch. Seriously, out of all the boards I have owned, and that's a lot of boards, this is by far one of the easiest boards to use and as I said earlier, it just works. Unless you need the extra PCIe slots, I wold get the Gene. Plus it's cheap, Superbiz has it for $165 shipped after their $10 off promo code.
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post #18 of 19
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Seriously, out of all the boards I have owned, and that's a lot of boards, this is by far one of the easiest boards to use and as I said earlier, it just works. Unless you need the extra PCIe slots, I wold get the Gene.
Tnx for your feedback.
Unfortunately I need a PCI slot
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post #19 of 19
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Well am sure the P8P67 Pro will be fine for my needs along with a 2600k and some 8GB RAM.
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