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Can Anyone Suggest Me The Best z68 MB For i5 2500k For Gaming & Overclocking Use
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Are you planning on running a CF / SLI setup? Generally the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z is considered the best depending on your wants / needs. Most SB motherboards will clock fairly similarly as they are limited based on what the CPU can do via multiplier instead of based on what the board supports with bclk (i.e. older generation boards, multiplier locked)

IMO though, I would forgo the Z68 option and get the Asus P8P67 WS Revolution as it offers far better bang for the buck
Edited by appleg33k85 - 8/12/11 at 6:59am
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Crossfire I Was Thinking Of Getting That MB
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If u want to spend a lot of money u could consider the G1.killer sniper 2 from gigabyte
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post #5 of 13
Gigabyte Z68?

It Looks awesome and people have pushed 1.8V's through the board stress tested under Ln2.
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Why a Z68? The primary difference between Z68 and P67 is the ability to use onboard video with the Z68 chipset (while still allowing overclocking).

Assuming you are gaming, you will definitely have a discrete video card and as such this feature is moot.

SSD caching might be the only thing you would use.

In general the P67 boards are a bit cheaper than their Z68 counterparts and overclock equally well (and in some cases better).

Depending on your budget, the best bang for the buck board is the Asus P8P67 Pro.
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
Why a Z68? The primary difference between Z68 and P67 is the ability to use onboard video with the Z68 chipset (while still allowing overclocking).

Assuming you are gaming, you will definitely have a discrete video card and as such this feature is moot.

SSD caching might be the only thing you would use.

In general the P67 boards are a bit cheaper than their Z68 counterparts and overclock equally well (and in some cases better).

Depending on your budget, the best bang for the buck board is the Asus P8P67 Pro.
What if the video card goes boom? Then your screwed.
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My Asus P8Z68-V Pro has been rock solid. No problems whatsoever. It also has good spacing (two slots) between the 16x/8x PCIe slots if you plan on using CF/SLI.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PrimeBurn View Post
My Asus P8Z68-V Pro has been rock solid. No problems whatsoever. It also has good spacing (two slots) between the 16x/8x PCIe slots if you plan on using CF/SLI.
Agreed. I also love the SSD caching and the virtu.
     
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If you have the money to purchase the best perceived Z68, then I assume you would have enough money to get a sizable SSD drive for storage, hence having Z68 SSD caching is again useless. I would rather get the best P67. Z68 offers features most likely useless to you anyway.
Edited by zollen - 8/12/11 at 11:11am
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