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**Official** ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen 3 Owners Club

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Owners:
  1. CarlosSpiceyWeiner
  2. Cheaptrick
  3. complexlogic
  4. Tkmstr1009
  5. raytang
  6. roscolo
  7. diddler1979
  8. tjohn
  9. skmanu
  10. Dysheeki
  11. CrazyDiamond
  12. ghoztkilah
  13. cowboyed
  14. madone550
  15. Widow
  16. Denim-187
  17. souldivide
  18. ImpulsE69
  19. Fear1
  20. b0uncyfr0
  21. AndyOB
  22. spagno
  23. cyang09
  24. importflip
  25. rmhaw
  26. epsilon777
  27. Pickled
  28. bradrcfii
  29. TaranScorp
  30. JJFIVEOH
  31. Spatcholla
  32. Seanage
  33. mybadomen
  34. selluminis
  35. Aceolus
  36. uber415
  37. chefman21
  38. bubs
  39. Crazy_Clocker
  40. Modz
  41. Disambiguate
  42. DADDYDC650
  43. lunithy
  44. elgrandeburro
  45. petaylor
  46. madmycal
  47. Cancer
  48. kevin172
  49. arnoube
  50. g.androider


Future Owners:
  • ocman
  • skyn3t


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  • deafboy



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Edited by CarlosSpiceyWeiner - 6/28/12 at 6:23am
    
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post #2 of 522
Welcome to OCN Cheaptrick!!! biggrin.gif

Nice pictures of the mobo!!! thumb.gif

I don't think there's an existing club for the asrock z series. There's a club for asrock p series though. wink.gif
     
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DIAMOND All in Wonder Premium Graphics with HDT... SAPPHIRE HD 6950 2GB OC GDDR5 (Partially burned... 2 X 2GB OCZ XTC Platinum PC2-8500 DDR2 (OCZ2P10... 2 X 2GB Kingston HyperX PC2-8500 DDR2 (KHX8500D... 
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2 X Seagate Barracuda 7200 1.5 TB 7200RPM SATA ... Seagate Expansion 1.5 TB USB 2.0 Desktop Extern... Western Digital My Passport 1TB USB 3.0 portabl... Seagate FreeAgent Go 880GB USB 2.0 Portable Drive 
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LG BH10LS30 Blu-Ray Writer 10X BD-R 16X DVD-RW ... 2 X ASUS DRW-24B1ST (not in use) 2 X Samsung SH-S223C (retired) Corsair H-50 (partially burned and trashed) 
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Shure SRH840 Kingston HyperX Cloud Stereo Headset with Micro... ASUS U3S6 Expansion Card Samsung CLP-300 Colour Laser Printer 
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HP OfficeJet 5510 All in one Printer 3.5" Rosewill All in one card reader + 3 USB po... Elephant USB 2.0 Sim Card & Memory Card Reader SD/SDHC cards 
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Intel Celeron D 340J @ 3.23 GHz MachSpeed Matrix P4M800 Asus A9250 128MB AGP 8X 2 x 1GB Patriot DDR400 Memory 
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320GB Seagate 7200RPM HDD LG 16X DVD Rewriter LG 52X CD Rewriter Masscool CPU HSF 
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Windows XP + Windows 7 55" SONY BRAVIA EX710 Series LED HDTV Logitech's (White) Included 400W 
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Power Up Blue 2526 Quantum Series ATX Mid-Tower Verbatim's (up to 2000 dpi with blue light) a thin one (got it for free) onboard 
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cheap 5.1 sound card 3.5" Japanese brand name card reader + floppy d... 
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40GB 5400RPM / Toshiba MK4032GAX Combo Drive: 24x/10x/24x CD-RW and 8x DVD-ROM Dell Inspiron B120 WinXP SP3 
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GraphicsGraphicsRAMRAM
DIAMOND All in Wonder Premium Graphics with HDT... SAPPHIRE HD 6950 2GB OC GDDR5 (Partially burned... 2 X 2GB OCZ XTC Platinum PC2-8500 DDR2 (OCZ2P10... 2 X 2GB Kingston HyperX PC2-8500 DDR2 (KHX8500D... 
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2 X Seagate Barracuda 7200 1.5 TB 7200RPM SATA ... Seagate Expansion 1.5 TB USB 2.0 Desktop Extern... Western Digital My Passport 1TB USB 3.0 portabl... Seagate FreeAgent Go 880GB USB 2.0 Portable Drive 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Beyond Micro 250GB External Drive USB 2.0 (Maxt... ADATA S102 Pro 32GB Superior Series USB 3.0 Fla... Corsair Flash Voyager GTR CMFVYA32GBGT2 32GB US... Patriot x-mini 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive 
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Intel® SSD 520 Series 240GB 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s 25... Intel® SSD 320 Series SSDSA2CW080G3K5 2.5" 80GB... WD MyBook Live 2TB external hard drive Hitachi XL Desk 3TB 3.5" USB 2.0 External Hard ... 
Optical DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
LG BH10LS30 Blu-Ray Writer 10X BD-R 16X DVD-RW ... 2 X ASUS DRW-24B1ST (not in use) 2 X Samsung SH-S223C (retired) Corsair H-50 (partially burned and trashed) 
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Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (sold) 6 X Cooler Master Green LED Silent Fan 120mm (R... Windows 7 SP1 64bit 28" HANNSPREE ST289MUB LCD HDTV 
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Microsoft Digital Media Keyboard 3000 Corsair HX Series CMPSU-620HX 620W (partially f... NZXT Gamma Classic Mid-Tower (trashed) Microsoft Comfort 4500 Wired Mouse (Red) 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Steelseries QcK Pro Gaming (3.2cm x 2.7cm) mous... Integrated 7.1 Altec Lansing VS3251 5.1 Surround Sound System Sennheiser HD518 Headphone 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Shure SRH840 Kingston HyperX Cloud Stereo Headset with Micro... ASUS U3S6 Expansion Card Samsung CLP-300 Colour Laser Printer 
OtherOtherOtherOther
HP OfficeJet 5510 All in one Printer 3.5" Rosewill All in one card reader + 3 USB po... Elephant USB 2.0 Sim Card & Memory Card Reader SD/SDHC cards 
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Intel Celeron D 340J @ 3.23 GHz MachSpeed Matrix P4M800 Asus A9250 128MB AGP 8X 2 x 1GB Patriot DDR400 Memory 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
320GB Seagate 7200RPM HDD LG 16X DVD Rewriter LG 52X CD Rewriter Masscool CPU HSF 
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Windows XP + Windows 7 55" SONY BRAVIA EX710 Series LED HDTV Logitech's (White) Included 400W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Power Up Blue 2526 Quantum Series ATX Mid-Tower Verbatim's (up to 2000 dpi with blue light) a thin one (got it for free) onboard 
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cheap 5.1 sound card 3.5" Japanese brand name card reader + floppy d... 
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Intel Celeron M 370 C0 @ 2GHz (oc'ed) Dell's B120 (Chipset: Intel i915GMS/i910GML) Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 2 X 1GB OCZ PC2 5300 
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40GB 5400RPM / Toshiba MK4032GAX Combo Drive: 24x/10x/24x CD-RW and 8x DVD-ROM Dell Inspiron B120 WinXP SP3 
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We need to have this mobo's owner club here. I know that ASRock is not so popular. It's my 1st time using an ASRock mobo. I usually used ASUS or Gigabyte mobo before. But this mobo is different from previous ASRock boards & feature packed. I like to hear ideas from Fatal1ty mobo owners.
Edited by Cheaptrick - 9/24/11 at 6:46am
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Let's make this forum thread the **Official** ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen 3 Owners Club forum page for Fatal1ty mobo is there's none for the Z68.

Guys if you have the Z68 Fatal1ty mobo, join me here...
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I've just taken delivery and will be building my rig over the next few days. I'm also a first time Asrock owner - I've had mostly Asus motherboards so far, and had lots of trouble with them (2x nuked motherboards). I bought the Asrock despite the negative brand image because of its performance in benchmarks, the 10x SATA ports (I will be using 9 of them!), the 3x PCI-E 3.0 slots, the PWM circuit, and a bunch of other top end features that made it an unbeatable proposition at this price. My only real complaint is that they could have put a better audio codec on the board. I'm really impressed with the build quality. Time and real-world usage will be the final arbiter as to its true quality, so I'll be sure to post back with my experiences.
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I'm an "admirer" of ASRock Fatal1ty mobos... but not an owner... biggrin.gif

Can I still join? I might buy one a few years later according to plan! rolleyes.gif

P.S. This is my 1100th post! cheers.gif
Edited by ocman - 9/23/11 at 7:16pm
     
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GraphicsGraphicsRAMRAM
DIAMOND All in Wonder Premium Graphics with HDT... SAPPHIRE HD 6950 2GB OC GDDR5 (Partially burned... 2 X 2GB OCZ XTC Platinum PC2-8500 DDR2 (OCZ2P10... 2 X 2GB Kingston HyperX PC2-8500 DDR2 (KHX8500D... 
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2 X Seagate Barracuda 7200 1.5 TB 7200RPM SATA ... Seagate Expansion 1.5 TB USB 2.0 Desktop Extern... Western Digital My Passport 1TB USB 3.0 portabl... Seagate FreeAgent Go 880GB USB 2.0 Portable Drive 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Beyond Micro 250GB External Drive USB 2.0 (Maxt... ADATA S102 Pro 32GB Superior Series USB 3.0 Fla... Corsair Flash Voyager GTR CMFVYA32GBGT2 32GB US... Patriot x-mini 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Intel® SSD 520 Series 240GB 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s 25... Intel® SSD 320 Series SSDSA2CW080G3K5 2.5" 80GB... WD MyBook Live 2TB external hard drive Hitachi XL Desk 3TB 3.5" USB 2.0 External Hard ... 
Optical DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
LG BH10LS30 Blu-Ray Writer 10X BD-R 16X DVD-RW ... 2 X ASUS DRW-24B1ST (not in use) 2 X Samsung SH-S223C (retired) Corsair H-50 (partially burned and trashed) 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (sold) 6 X Cooler Master Green LED Silent Fan 120mm (R... Windows 7 SP1 64bit 28" HANNSPREE ST289MUB LCD HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Digital Media Keyboard 3000 Corsair HX Series CMPSU-620HX 620W (partially f... NZXT Gamma Classic Mid-Tower (trashed) Microsoft Comfort 4500 Wired Mouse (Red) 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Steelseries QcK Pro Gaming (3.2cm x 2.7cm) mous... Integrated 7.1 Altec Lansing VS3251 5.1 Surround Sound System Sennheiser HD518 Headphone 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Shure SRH840 Kingston HyperX Cloud Stereo Headset with Micro... ASUS U3S6 Expansion Card Samsung CLP-300 Colour Laser Printer 
OtherOtherOtherOther
HP OfficeJet 5510 All in one Printer 3.5" Rosewill All in one card reader + 3 USB po... Elephant USB 2.0 Sim Card & Memory Card Reader SD/SDHC cards 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Celeron D 340J @ 3.23 GHz MachSpeed Matrix P4M800 Asus A9250 128MB AGP 8X 2 x 1GB Patriot DDR400 Memory 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
320GB Seagate 7200RPM HDD LG 16X DVD Rewriter LG 52X CD Rewriter Masscool CPU HSF 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows XP + Windows 7 55" SONY BRAVIA EX710 Series LED HDTV Logitech's (White) Included 400W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Power Up Blue 2526 Quantum Series ATX Mid-Tower Verbatim's (up to 2000 dpi with blue light) a thin one (got it for free) onboard 
AudioOther
cheap 5.1 sound card 3.5" Japanese brand name card reader + floppy d... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Celeron M 370 C0 @ 2GHz (oc'ed) Dell's B120 (Chipset: Intel i915GMS/i910GML) Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 2 X 1GB OCZ PC2 5300 
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40GB 5400RPM / Toshiba MK4032GAX Combo Drive: 24x/10x/24x CD-RW and 8x DVD-ROM Dell Inspiron B120 WinXP SP3 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
14.1" WXGA TFT Display with 1280 x 800 resolution Dell Inspiron B120 Dell Inspiron B120 Dell Inspiron B120 
MouseAudioOtherOther
Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse with BlueTrack Te... SigmaTel Sound Card Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN ExpressCard/34 802.11b/g 56Kbps modem and 10/100 Mbps Integrated Network... 
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GraphicsGraphicsRAMRAM
DIAMOND All in Wonder Premium Graphics with HDT... SAPPHIRE HD 6950 2GB OC GDDR5 (Partially burned... 2 X 2GB OCZ XTC Platinum PC2-8500 DDR2 (OCZ2P10... 2 X 2GB Kingston HyperX PC2-8500 DDR2 (KHX8500D... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2 X Seagate Barracuda 7200 1.5 TB 7200RPM SATA ... Seagate Expansion 1.5 TB USB 2.0 Desktop Extern... Western Digital My Passport 1TB USB 3.0 portabl... Seagate FreeAgent Go 880GB USB 2.0 Portable Drive 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Beyond Micro 250GB External Drive USB 2.0 (Maxt... ADATA S102 Pro 32GB Superior Series USB 3.0 Fla... Corsair Flash Voyager GTR CMFVYA32GBGT2 32GB US... Patriot x-mini 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Intel® SSD 520 Series 240GB 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s 25... Intel® SSD 320 Series SSDSA2CW080G3K5 2.5" 80GB... WD MyBook Live 2TB external hard drive Hitachi XL Desk 3TB 3.5" USB 2.0 External Hard ... 
Optical DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
LG BH10LS30 Blu-Ray Writer 10X BD-R 16X DVD-RW ... 2 X ASUS DRW-24B1ST (not in use) 2 X Samsung SH-S223C (retired) Corsair H-50 (partially burned and trashed) 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (sold) 6 X Cooler Master Green LED Silent Fan 120mm (R... Windows 7 SP1 64bit 28" HANNSPREE ST289MUB LCD HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Digital Media Keyboard 3000 Corsair HX Series CMPSU-620HX 620W (partially f... NZXT Gamma Classic Mid-Tower (trashed) Microsoft Comfort 4500 Wired Mouse (Red) 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Steelseries QcK Pro Gaming (3.2cm x 2.7cm) mous... Integrated 7.1 Altec Lansing VS3251 5.1 Surround Sound System Sennheiser HD518 Headphone 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Shure SRH840 Kingston HyperX Cloud Stereo Headset with Micro... ASUS U3S6 Expansion Card Samsung CLP-300 Colour Laser Printer 
OtherOtherOtherOther
HP OfficeJet 5510 All in one Printer 3.5" Rosewill All in one card reader + 3 USB po... Elephant USB 2.0 Sim Card & Memory Card Reader SD/SDHC cards 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Celeron D 340J @ 3.23 GHz MachSpeed Matrix P4M800 Asus A9250 128MB AGP 8X 2 x 1GB Patriot DDR400 Memory 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
320GB Seagate 7200RPM HDD LG 16X DVD Rewriter LG 52X CD Rewriter Masscool CPU HSF 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows XP + Windows 7 55" SONY BRAVIA EX710 Series LED HDTV Logitech's (White) Included 400W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Power Up Blue 2526 Quantum Series ATX Mid-Tower Verbatim's (up to 2000 dpi with blue light) a thin one (got it for free) onboard 
AudioOther
cheap 5.1 sound card 3.5" Japanese brand name card reader + floppy d... 
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Intel Celeron M 370 C0 @ 2GHz (oc'ed) Dell's B120 (Chipset: Intel i915GMS/i910GML) Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 2 X 1GB OCZ PC2 5300 
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40GB 5400RPM / Toshiba MK4032GAX Combo Drive: 24x/10x/24x CD-RW and 8x DVD-ROM Dell Inspiron B120 WinXP SP3 
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14.1" WXGA TFT Display with 1280 x 800 resolution Dell Inspiron B120 Dell Inspiron B120 Dell Inspiron B120 
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Proud owner of this amazing board reporting in.

ASRock has really blown me away with this one. I'll be buying ASRock boards from this build on because of how good it's been to me. For the first time in years my mobo has not been the cause of any computer issues I have had. The only bad part on my build was a faulty stick of RAM which was quickly remedied.

I love this damn board so much, and it OCs like a champ. 4.8GHz at 1.415 on an H100 never tops 75 on even my hottest core running IBT at Maximum.

Love it!
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WD Black 1TB 7200 HDD & Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD LiteOn DVD Burner W/ Lightscribe Windows 7 SP1 x64 Deck Legend Frost Edition 
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Let's make this forum thread the **Official** ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen 3 Owners Club forum page for Fatal1ty mobo is there's none for the Z68.

Hey! Thanks for putting this thread together!applaud.gif

I've been researching boards for over a month now and have read TONS of both Professional and/or end user reviews (mainly P67 thru Z68) and the ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen 3 kept bubbling to the top of my short list. Unless a huge design flaw surfaces in the next week or so I'll be buying mine no later than mid October.

As far as my research, what seems to differentiate me from the rest of the flock is I could care less about the color scheme of the Mobo. Makes no difference whatsoever. It can be blue, black, red, green, or purple. After all, the "Ohhh Wow" factor doesn't improve my gaming performance. Anyway, since color and appearance are not limiting factors I find myself considering a wider spectrum of models to compare. While I don't understand ASRocks reasoning for including Floppy or IDE support on what is suppose to be true "Gamers" board... it makes no difference because I don't have to use them. For any future Hardcore Gamers considering this board be aware this board only supports "dual" video cards (SLI or Crossfire) x8, x8. The third PCIE slot is only x4 so running three GPU's will be out of the question. With the upgrade to Ivy Bridge you'll be able to run dual 3.0 video cards at Gen3 speed... but the 3rd PCIE will still only be x4. (just something to consider) Personally I'd be more than happy with dual Nvidia GTX 590's.

NET: I tend to keep my setups for at least 3-4 years so I usually try and shoot for a Future Proof build (at least as much as possible) That's why I really like this board. When the Ivy Bridge CPU comes out, this MOBO will accept it as well as enabling PCIe 3.0 capability! So... in theory, 18 months or so down the road I can buy the latest Ivy Bridge CPU and upgrade my rig for just the price of the processor. Sweet! Will there be better & faster motherboards 18 months from now? Sure... you can count on it! But, I don't want to spend the time or money to do a complete rebuild every 18 months but a processor swap a year and a half from now is very appealing.

VORTEX Mobo Review:
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_fatal1ty_z68_professional_gen3_review,1.html
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Noway, if you read the specs of the ASRock board it does supports CrossFireX 3-Way CrossFireX & Quad CrossFireX. It also SLI, 3-Way SLI & Quad SLI. Single at X16, Dual at X8X8 & Tri at X4X4X8.

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Comparing it with Asus Maximus IV Extreme Z. The Asus board also supports CrossFireX 3-Way CrossFireX & Quad CrossFireX. It also SLI, 3-Way SLI & Quad SLI. Single at X16, Dual at X8X8 & Tri at X8X16X16.

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Comparing it with Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7. The Gigabyte board also supports CrossFireX 3-Way CrossFireX & Quad CrossFireX. Single at X16, Dual at X8X8 & Tri at X8X16X16. If you Quad SLI using (4) single GPU video card in the Gigabyte board you will be running X8X8X8X8.

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Lets say you want to build the fastest Quad SLI set up. You don't want to buy (4) single GPU GTX 580. Instead you'll go with (2) dual GPU GTX 590. If you run (2) dual GPU GTX 590 on ASRock or Asus board, you'll be running at X8X8. It's actually better in Gigabyte board cuz you'll be running X16X16.

Nvidia's NF200 chipset looks good only on paper here. Performance gain in express lanes is minimal (3% the most form what I've read).

The game changer here is the next generation PCIe 3.0 support which (of the 3 mobos mentioned) only ASRock support.

I been comparing the 2 mobos (the ASRock & the Asus boards that I've got). I think ASRock still is the best. Though I been using Gigabyte mobos quite a lot before, I find the Gigabyte board inferior among the 3.

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Another game changer here is how the board's PCIe is placed. You have big problems using a PCIe X1 sound card in both the Asus & Gigabyte built.

The PCIeX1 in the Asus board just sits next to the 1st PCIeX16 slot.

In the Gigabyte board, it in the 1st row like in ASRock. The problem with the Gigabyte board is that the huge Northbridge chipset heatsink just sits next to the PCIeX1 slot.

In both Asus & Gigabyte boards, you'll better of using the generic Realtek high def audio than SoundBlaster.
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