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ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3/ Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 or P67 EXTREME4 GEN3

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I am building a pc for slight gaming and alot of video editing and have narrowed down the motherboard to these three:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&Description=asrock%20gen3&bop=And&Order=PRICED&PageSize=100


I am wondering which of these boards would be best to purchase for my video editing needs. Other specs are:
Antec 900
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021
Intel Core i7-2600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
ASUS ENGTX560 TI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121425
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
850W Power Supply

I was also looking at this gigabyte board because of the 20 GB SSD since i won't purchase a SSD anytime soon. I also don't think i will SLI anytime soon either. Thanks in advanced.
GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128505
    
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It really depends on what you need. I went with the P67 Extreme4 Gen3 because I didn't need the features of the Z68. I suggest comparing the features. I needed the coaxial audio output, the P67 has it and the Z68 didn't. It also seems that OC'ing mostly depends on the chip not the board, so the extra spend on the Professional wasn't worth it to me.
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Originally Posted by brumby05;14540968 
It really depends on what you need. I went with the P67 Extreme4 Gen3 because I didn't need the features of the Z68. I suggest comparing the features. I needed the coaxial audio output, the P67 has it and the Z68 didn't. It also seems that OC'ing mostly depends on the chip not the board, so the extra spend on the Professional wasn't worth it to me.

Will the extra features help with video editing? I don't think ill be purchasing a SSD to benefit from the SSD caching.
    
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Originally Posted by DJkelly;14540989 
Will the extra features help with video editing? I don't think ill be purchasing a SSD to benefit from the SSD caching.

I don't think the board features will help much, anyone else please correct if I am wrong.

The 2600k you plan on getting will definitely help though.
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