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Unless you can get a crazy good deal on a p67, go with z68. They might not be features that you use all the time, but they are extremely nice to have if/when you do need them.

For which board to get, I would recommend either the msi z68a-gd65 (g3) or the asrock z68 extreme4 gen3 motherboard. Great motherboards and they include pci-e 3.0 for next gen processors to take advantage of, no one should consider buying anything else right now imo, the difference between pci-e 2.0 and pci-e 3.0 is substantial.

Do you thing Gd65 is $30+ worth it over P8Z68-V?
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Greetings ...

WOW ... a simple question started a good looking thread ... I am enjoying this ... haha ...

I doubt I will need the onboard graphics, as long as I have had a pc I have never personally used onboard ...

As for quick sync, while it is a good feature to have ... I wouldn't use it enough to ever say ... hey I got this feature and it saves me ... lol ...


Solid state drives in my country are ridiculously priced ... an OCZ Vertex Plus 60GB starts off at around $121 ... The OCZ Vertex 3 480GB is a crazy $1911 ... I won't be going that route anytime soon !!


The main reason for my thread was because I am battling to choose a board ... the 3 Obvious choices are :

Asus P8P67 Pro,
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3R-B3, and
Asus P8Z68-V All-In-One,

These are all the same price and are at the limit of my budget ...
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Greetings ...

WOW ... a simple question started a good looking thread ... I am enjoying this ... haha ...

I doubt I will need the onboard graphics, as long as I have had a pc I have never personally used onboard ...

As for quick sync, while it is a good feature to have ... I wouldn't use it enough to ever say ... hey I got this feature and it saves me ... lol ...


Solid state drives in my country are ridiculously priced ... an OCZ Vertex Plus 60GB starts off at around $121 ... The OCZ Vertex 3 480GB is a crazy $1911 ... I won't be going that route anytime soon !!


The main reason for my thread was because I am battling to choose a board ... the 3 Obvious choices are :

Asus P8P67 Pro,
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3R-B3, and
Asus P8Z68-V All-In-One,

These are all the same price and are at the limit of my budget ...
I have been searching for a board as well in the past 3 months. I just bought a P8Z68-V two days ago. It has the best specs/price ratio. The GEN 3 from Asrock are very well priced and look great, but the BIOS has problems with overclocking. Don't go with P67 since the Z68 is the same price or ~$5-10 more. My P8Z68-V was onsale and $5 less than the P8P67 Pro. The Z68 has more features, SLI/XFire like the P67 Pro so why not go for that. I always liked Gigabyte but after reading about their P67/Z68 lineup I think they dropped the ball.

I think MSI are great for video cards but I don't trust their motherboards yet after the whole AMD power phased debacle before.

Hope this helps. I can let know you how I like the board, but I'm waiting on watercooling parts
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Thanks for all the replies ... I am ordering end of the month so Lets see what else is said about the boards and maybe prices will change (specials, etc) ...

But I am looking at the Z68 ...
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I know the board is just over double the price range I am looking at ... but how does the


Gigabyte G1.Sniper2 compare to the Asus Maximux IV Extreme and the Asus Sabertooth P67
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Some Z68 boards have problems with Virtu. You dont seem to need any of the z68 features so I cannot recommend it.
I would add the Asrock p67 extreme4 gen3 to your list, price should be similar and it seems a solid board, not plagued by the issues of the z68 extreme3.
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I know the board is just over double the price range I am looking at ... but how does the


Gigabyte G1.Sniper2 compare to the Asus Maximux IV Extreme and the Asus Sabertooth P67
The Gigabyte's big differences are the built in hardware X-Fi chip, and a Killer NIC. If you don't need either of those, the Z68XP-UD7 is a better comparison to the Maximus IV Extreme-Z. The Sniper has a lot of features, but (I know, subjective and personal) I think it looks like uber-cheese.

The ASUS board has a lot going for it, including Intel NICs. The one thing I don't like is the extremely awkardly-placed USB3 header, guaranteed to be a pain for anyone who actually wants decent, clean cabling.

The Gigabyte boards have FireWire; the ASUS does not. No longer useful for a lot of people, but something to keep in mind.

The UEFI BIOS of the ASUS has a really slick interface. However, after having an Asrock UEFI BIOS that wasn't all it was cracked up to be, I'm a little leery of them. The Gigabyte's BIOS is a little clunkier, but solid.

Build quality on both will be excellent.
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Would u spend double the cost of the Asus P8Z68-V for the Gigabyte (excluding looks) ... or would the cheaper board still work fine for a few years ...
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@LoneWolf15

Would u spend double the cost of the Asus P8Z68-V for the Gigabyte (excluding looks) ... or would the cheaper board still work fine for a few years ...
Nope. Not when I can buy a refurb X-Fi Titanium card for a reasonable price (same audio chip). I also hold no stock in the Killer NIC; I'd have been happier if Gigabyte had used an Intel chip like ASUS did, for better driver support.

If you want a Gigabyte board that compares similarly to the ASUS P8Z68-V, check this:

GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P
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Well ... It seems that I will be going for the P8Z68-V Pro ... with asrocks bios not being 100% yet ... I am not willing to go for it ... and I don't see myself going IB for a while let alone PCI-E 3.0 ... ... My MSI GTX 560ti Hawk should be ok for a while and if not I will Sli it ...


The problem now is that the P8Z68-V Pro is out of stock ... so my order has been delayed until next year Jan ... Or I will have 2 switch to a Gene-Z ...


Thanks for all the information everyone ...
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