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Love the look of that asrock
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Love the look of that asrock
Gold Caps are indeed sexy
 
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
There's also this, which is looking like quite a board given the price bracket.

Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3


Damn, and I was almost set on the p8p67 deluxe, and you show me that??? I now need some time to think...
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Damn, and I was almost set on the p8p67 deluxe, and you show me that??? I now need some time to think...
Get the Asus. I have 2 p8p67 one standard, and one pro which is in my sig. I have a 2500k @ 5 Ghz doing folding 24/7 and a 2600k @ 4.8 in my sig.

I bought a Gigabyte thinking I'd try something "different" but I took it back today and traded it in for the second p8p67. Very happy with the uEFI over the Gigabyte and much better power phases for the same money.

The Asus has 12+2 and the Gigabyte (z68x-ud3) has 4+2+1 so no contest there and I couldn't get stable on the ud3 over 4.6 or so with my 2500k.

My .02
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Get the Asus. I have 2 p8p67 one standard, and one pro which is in my sig. I have a 2500k @ 5 Ghz doing folding 24/7 and a 2600k @ 4.8 in my sig.

I bought a Gigabyte thinking I'd try something "different" but I took it back today and traded it in for the second p8p67. Very happy with the uEFI over the Gigabyte and much better power phases for the same money.

The Asus has 12+2 and the Gigabyte (z68x-ud3) has 4+2+1 so no contest there and I couldn't get stable on the ud3 over 4.6 or so with my 2500k.

My .02
Good point. Stability is definitely my #1 priority, and I wont sacrifice that for aesthetics. I dont ever plan on going quad-sli, as at that point, I may as well just get new graphics cards, just for the sake of saving on power consumption. The integrated graphics on the z68 and the ssd stuff the others were talking about isnt really necessary at all, so I'll stick with the p67 chipset definitly, and most likely the p8p67 deluxe, just for the ability to hold stable overclocks that it seems to have. I'd like to push the chip as far as it'll go, then step it back about 300 MHz for 24/7 stability.
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I'd like to push the chip as far as it'll go, then step it back about 300 MHz for 24/7 stability.
Push them right to the limit and keep them there.

They're tougher than people think they are......
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Damn, and I was almost set on the p8p67 deluxe, and you show me that??? I now need some time to think...
That's the board I mentioned in my post, I told you it was pretty, I guess I should have added a pic. black on black is so sexy..and then the gold caps to boot.

[edit] oh sorry, I was reffering to the p67 extreme4 gen 3. It looks the same, but is only $160 at newegg.

all of them are sexy though, check out the extreme7: asrock gen3
Edited by anubis1127 - 8/17/11 at 8:58pm
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i have to disagree with some of you guys.

-# of power phase doesn't really matter for 1155, the MIVE only has 8 phase power to cpu and 3 phase power for memory. A detailed look at the precision of voltage regulation when it comes to overclocking vs the ud7 actually has the MIVE winning a bit.

-Another big thing is that memory can be highly dependent on not just the imc on the CPU, but the motherboard itself. My UD7 can run my gskill @ 7-9-7-27 1T@ 2200MHz rock solid @ 1.65v, prime95 and super pi 32m stable. On the other hand my EVGA P67 FTW can only do cas 9 no matter how high i go.

-IF you run two or more cards.. then it depends on which and how many pci lanes actually go through the nf200 or directly bypass it straight to the cpu. The ud7 does it really well with two cards (both lanes going through the nf200) latency is actually very minimal in some cases, and better in others.

So for cpu, i'd say that alot of the boards are very similar, but if you are looking for soemthing to do ln2 then the UD7, MIVE, and EVGA p67 FTW would be your choice

For memory... MIVE wins out imo all the way.. UD7 lags a tiny bit in scaling

For gpu, I say it's a tie between the EVGA P67 FTW, MIVE, and UD7, for tri card configs, for sli i'd give it to the UD7
Edited by badatgames18 - 8/18/11 at 9:35pm
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