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Why should I get the Z68 Maximus Extreme-Z over P67 Maximus Extreme?

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Is there a reason why I should get the Z68 over P67 if

1) I hardly if ever encode on the PC.
2) I don't need SSD caching
3) I don't mind using Virtu but hydro/power is not an issue
4) I plan to upgrade to 1155 Ivy Bridge when it's launched
5) Z68 is USD80 more than P67 here.

I noticed that the latest Bios for z68 came out in August whereas the latest Bios for P67 came out in July. My concern for the P67 is that

1) It may not get bios update/support as frequent as Z68
2) It may not support 1155 IB

So which board should I take?
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post #2 of 6
Z68 would be a good choice
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kin0kin View Post
5) Z68 is USD80 more than P67 here.
Easily P67 then .
I only got a Max IV Extreme-Z because it was only $30 more than the regular one where I am.
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too expensive for what if offers, i'd get the p67 m4e.
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post #5 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by kin0kin View Post
1) It may not get bios update/support as frequent as Z68
2) It may not support 1155 IB
1) Asus updates all bioses very often, so i wouldnt be afraid of this.
2) it should but you wont know until IB is released.
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post #6 of 6
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But AFAIK, P67 suffers from sleep issue whereas z68 is perfect in every way.
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