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Everyone keeps saying "go P67" but to be honest.. the ONLY reason to go P67 now is if you want to save a few bucks. Z68 has everything P67 and H67 have and more. I did have an issue with the Marvell controller and one of the temp sensors on the mb is acting weird, so newegg is sending a replacement. (NewEgg is def. the best) And mine did that weird 2-3 loop also. I disabled marvell and JMicron and it stopped. I'll update the bios when the new board comes in. I've always been very satisfied with ASUS, they fix things pretty quickly, and always have top notch products. Of course everyone will get a bad product from time to time, but that happens with every brand. Also, I do need the Sata 3 bcuz I do plan on going ssd. I was limited with cash at the time, but I've been looking at the vertex 3 which is getting 500 read and write. thats why I didnt go with the spinpoint. plus I was able to get the 64MB cache version, so that helps a bit too. On the power supply, yes I would love a corsair, but getting a modular 550w for the price i got it at.. I couldn't argue. It's only temporary anyways. I'll be upping to a corsair 850-1000w eventually, as I plan on getting another 460 or possibly 480 for SLI. Right now, I'm very very pleased with what I got. I'm running 4.4Ghz on stock air and I never even hit 65 on prime95. I think I lucked out on the chip I got. I'm pretty sure it'll go over 5 with water. maybe even 5.2 stable. who knows, either way, I'm happy. Oh, and the Asus gtx 460 seriously owns.. for the price? damn.. stays super super cold, overclocks and looks great.
    
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Everyone keeps saying "go P67" but to be honest.. the ONLY reason to go P67 now is if you want to save a few bucks. Z68 has everything P67 and H67 have and more. I did have an issue with the Marvell controller and one of the temp sensors on the mb is acting weird, so newegg is sending a replacement. (NewEgg is def. the best) And mine did that weird 2-3 loop also. I disabled marvell and JMicron and it stopped. I'll update the bios when the new board comes in. I've always been very satisfied with ASUS, they fix things pretty quickly, and always have top notch products. Of course everyone will get a bad product from time to time, but that happens with every brand. Also, I do need the Sata 3 bcuz I do plan on going ssd. I was limited with cash at the time, but I've been looking at the vertex 3 which is getting 500 read and write. thats why I didnt go with the spinpoint. plus I was able to get the 64MB cache version, so that helps a bit too. On the power supply, yes I would love a corsair, but getting a modular 550w for the price i got it at.. I couldn't argue. It's only temporary anyways. I'll be upping to a corsair 850-1000w eventually, as I plan on getting another 460 or possibly 480 for SLI. Right now, I'm very very pleased with what I got. I'm running 4.4Ghz on stock air and I never even hit 65 on prime95. I think I lucked out on the chip I got. I'm pretty sure it'll go over 5 with water. maybe even 5.2 stable. who knows, either way, I'm happy. Oh, and the Asus gtx 460 seriously owns.. for the price? damn.. stays super super cold, overclocks and looks great.
You get less USB ports for a higher price. To me, that's a setback.
    
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[Crucial] M4 64GB SSD [Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB [Pioneer] DVR-219L [Noctua] NH-D14 
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[Corsair] HX-750 [NZXT] Phantom - White [Acer] Generic Mouse Wooden Desk 
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post #13 of 15
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I've got 15 usb ports... 4 of which are usb 3.0 .. I wouldn't call that less usb ports.. It's way more than I need, plus I have 2 esata and 2 firewire ports in addition to that.. I think I'm set on that front
Edited by Jtmarch86 - 8/18/11 at 10:31am
    
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post #14 of 15
To the OP, get a Silver Arrow instead of the corsair unit. I had an h50 and now have the SA on my 2500k which is folding at 100% CPU 24/7 and it keeps it at 60c for 5 Ghz.

Sidewinder Computer has them for $69.99 as well.
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I prefer the NH-D14, I don't like admitting that the Silver Arrow is better and cheaper >.<
Admitting defeat is just so hard xD
    
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[Crucial] M4 64GB SSD [Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB [Pioneer] DVR-219L [Noctua] NH-D14 
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[Windows] 7 Ultimate 64-bit [Dell] U2711 27" [Dell] 1907FP 19" [Microsoft] Digital Media Keyboard 
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[Crucial] M4 64GB SSD [Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB [Pioneer] DVR-219L [Noctua] NH-D14 
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[Windows] 7 Ultimate 64-bit [Dell] U2711 27" [Dell] 1907FP 19" [Microsoft] Digital Media Keyboard 
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[Corsair] HX-750 [NZXT] Phantom - White [Acer] Generic Mouse Wooden Desk 
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