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post #1 of 11
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I am going to buy my motherboard on Sunday and I have been flip flopping between these two board for while now. I want to purchase either the Asus Z68 Pro or the P67 Pro. I like the idea of having an integrated graphics card in case something were to go wrong with my graphics card. I also was going to get the Z68 because it had more fan headers until I learned that I can plug my case fans into my power supply. I will be using the motherboard for gaming. I know the difference is only $20 at least at Microcenter. I also want to make sure the board I buy is reliable. I want it to last.
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post #2 of 11
Either one is fine. For only $20 more I would probably get the Z68, just for the ability to use onboard graphics like you said. They are both good boards and will OC very similar. I personally have the Z68-V pro and it's very good.
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post #3 of 11
Apparently, if you want the sleeping function to work, then you probably don't want either of those boards.
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post #4 of 11
I have had problems and I have seen many problems with p8p67 pro with memok light, no post, vga etc. I say Asrock p67 Extreme4
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by 20 Below View Post
I have had problems and I have seen many problems with p8p67 pro with memok light, no post, vga etc. I say Asrock p67 Extreme4
sure do love mine. i havent done a gaming rig without it since i got mine
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post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Well of the two that I posted about, which one would you buy?
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 Asus Black 24x DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 x64 
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post #7 of 11
Delux...avoid the pro. Even though the pro would fit you best. The Z is for intense video editing like after effects etc
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post #8 of 11
Of the two, the z68 because of the added comfort of having on board graphics. However, if you change your mind look into the asrock extreme 4 gen 3.
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post #9 of 11
Z68 supports SRT, so it might be nice for you if you have a SSD.
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post #10 of 11
Why waste a good SSD for Harddrive caching?

ASUS P8P67 PRO 3.0 still seems to be the most popular mobo.
    
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