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Looking for a new/different motherboard that is good with overclocking, VRM design (not going to burn out on me) and has at least 3 USB onboard headers.

The GD55 is great, but only has 1 paltry header for USB. Most cases have at least 4 USB ports on them! It's also a B1 stepping board and has finally bitten the bullet (4 SATA II ports have all died) Yes, I should have gotten it changed to B3, but that's a sore subject so we won't talk about that!

Should I get P67 or Z68?

TL;DR? I'm looking for a new motherboard on par with the MSI P67A-GD55, but with 3 USB headers for front panel connection. Needs to be solid and good with overclocking (not going to burn out any VRM's)

Looking to buy in the UK

http://www.ebuyer.com
http://www.aria.co.uk
http://www.overclockers.co.uk
http://www.scan.co.uk
+ any others
Edited by Viridian - 8/5/11 at 7:40am
    
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ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z? (Z68)

Has 4 USB 3.0 (2 internal, 2 backside), and 12 USB 2.0 (4 internal, 8 backside).
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http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=5&subcat=1990

That one? That's only M-ATX, though The ATX one is £300 and way outta my range. Was thinking in the £100-£140 price range.
    
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Yeah, its mATX. But why is that a problem?
You can do SLI, or CF, put the biggest CPU coolers on it, and it has a lot of connectivity too. And quality.
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Nah I wouldn't mess with a micro. Z68 for SSD users looking for more optimization. P67 for the rest. Although the prices are near each other and the Z68's are newer. I like my P8P67 EVO a lot. Good overclocker loads of features, and in that medium price gap. The only grip I have with it is I can't do Tri SLi. For that I would get the ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution for the NF200 chip. If you want a little better than the EVO there is the Deluxe.
 
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