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Help choosing between Asrock Extreme4G3 or a Gigabyte Z68-UD7?

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My budget it $170-$215 and I have the choice between a new Asrock Extreme4G3 for $200 or a used Gigabyte Z68-UD7 for $170.

Which offers better performance? Which one should I go for?
    
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So far I love my AsRock extreme board but the UD7 is a beast. The only thing is I'm not a big fan of buying a ideas computer component unless its refurbed from a reputable company like EVGA, or I know the person pretty well. Atleast with new you get your warranty and peace of mind knowing the board hasn't been messed with. (not sure on gigabyte's warranty though).

Edit: Just saw the z68 UD7 goes for $350 new on Newegg yet someone is selling for roughly have that? Seems fishy
Edited by Sp1nalT4p - 8/5/11 at 7:38am
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yeah I know the UD7 is the king of Z68's but new compared to use matters a lot, I don't know if I want to spend so much on used gear.
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If i could afford the UD7 i would most likely buy it but, im hearing nothing but good things about asrock and i'm pulling the trigger tonight on the Z68 extreme 4 gen 3 motherboard.
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post #6 of 9
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Yeah only thing that worries me about the ASrock is that its light on for power a little bit compared to a UD4, not by much but it they could of given it some grunt.

UD7 is a beast though, 24VRMs top of the line.
    
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yeah I know the UD7 is the king of Z68's but new compared to use matters a lot, I don't know if I want to spend so much on used gear.
Erm really, king of Z68???

The so called "high end" Z68 mobo which totally lacks any video out and doesn't even support iGPU/Virtu???

Strange to be given such a crown indeed when all GA did was to swap the P67 chip out for a Z68 when they could have done so much more like the other mobo makes.

Maybe try Asus Z68 Max-Z or even Asrock Fat Pro G3 instead, these mobos support all the extra Z68 features over their P67 older models.
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I have the Extreme 4 G3, in my new build.

I've only had it up for 2-3 days, but so far I'm impressed, and I've used a large number of brands over the last 15 years (AOpen, ASUS, Abit, Intel, MSI, Gigabyte). This is my first Asrock board, but from everything I can see, they did it right.

If I had to do it over again, I'd choose the same board. Considering I think Gigabyte makes some great boards, that's saying something.
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The so called "high end" Z68 mobo which totally lacks any video out and doesn't even support iGPU/Virtu???

Strange to be given such a crown indeed when all GA did was to swap the P67 chip out for a Z68 when they could have done so much more like the other mobo makes.
Yes I agree gigabyte did a dirty thing when they released Z68, re-bagged old P67's. But now they are bringing out revision to fix that, so I am worries if I buy UD7 a new revision comes out.

Anyone know if UD7 is getting a revision?
    
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