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all these are probably overkill for me but im looking for a solid board and more importantly a reliable one

im using on board graphics so the board i choose must have display port so i was pretty locked into the P8Z68-V PRO

but then i saw these asrock boards and they look appealing

ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3
ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3
ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3

just trying to get peoples thoughts on the boards from an outside view or if you have one of the ones i mentioned

asrock reliability vs asus?
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I'm not slamming Gigabyte in ANY way, but I would go with ASrock or Asus IMO..

I've gotten (along with many other people apparently..) the boot cycling issue with my z68 Giga board and I've had to RMA in less than a month.

And ASrock and Asus are pretty much the SAME company just with a different name? (From some posts I've seen here on the forum..) So tbh, you can't really go wrong with either one my friend
 
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I have been using the P8Z68-V PRO for over two months without problems. The 2600K can be overclocked to 5GHz easily.
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I have been using the P8Z68-V PRO for over two months without problems. The 2600K can be overclocked to 5GHz easily.
That's with your chip though, not every 2600k can make it that far stable.
 
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all these are probably overkill for me but im looking for a solid board and more importantly a reliable one

im using on board graphics so the board i choose must have display port so i was pretty locked into the P8Z68-V PRO
I don't have any personal experience with ASRock, but I do have the P8Z68-V Pro. I was in your same shoes a few months ago. I decided on the V Pro after researching for awhile. It was a little more expensive, but had all the features I wanted and the general consensus was that it was reliable (even though it hadn't been out for that long). I wasn't concerned nearly as much with price as dependability.

I'm happy that I went the route I did. I might be just as happy had I gone with a different brand, but I'll never know, nor does it make a difference. I run everything pretty much stock, but it has been solid as a rock from day 1. I built this for my work desktop, so I need something that won't fail me.

FWIW, I am in the process of lining up another build for home use that will be tinkered with more, and will probably go the exact same route.

Just my 2c worth...hope it helps,

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I do have to say i was very hesitant in purchasing my asrock z68 extreme4 gen3 motherboard as i have owned most of the major brands. I did some research on the asrock line and they used to be asus's bargin line but, now are operating as a standalone company.

Anyway, i took the leap and i'm glad i did. I was looking for a all black pcb and hardware mobo with those extra features that are not included with the p67 line.

From the unboxing to first boot and overclocked (at 4.7 for now) i have not encountered any problems like boot looping and alike. It's a solid board and glad i did purchase it.
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