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Gigabyte Z68X-UD3R-B3

Asus P8P67 B3

Intel DP67BG

These are the three motherboards I have locked in on. I will be using a 6950/570/580 with a 2500k. I'll be overclocking the cpu that too to not more than .5-.7 GHz.

The Z68 specific features like SSD caching and Virtu are not required by me. Which of the three would be the best choice?

Currently the only factors are the ease of overclocking with the Asus BIOS and the durability of Intel products.
Edited by Orija - 10/4/11 at 5:08am
post #2 of 13
Are you wanting the Xfire/SLI?

I would go for the gigabyte myself as it can Xfire/SLI at x8/x8 and you should nice overclock on it too.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/4/11 at 5:07am
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No, not interested in XFire or SLI either.
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i would go for the gigabyte z68 due to it being the next thing. it will support ivy bridge from what ive heard. i just purchased the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128507
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Why not go for an Asus P8Z68V? It costs around the same as the Gigabyte but has better power circuitry and more features
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 996gt2;15172581 
Why not go for an Asus P8Z68V? It costs around the same as the Gigabyte but has better power circuitry and more features

This + uefi bios, weather its gigabyte or not asus boards will support ivy aswell, The asus p8p67 pro also does x8x8 sli wink.gif That gigabyte board is only x16x4 sli/xfire rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by Orija;15172309 
No, not interested in XFire or SLI either.

ummmm... cause he doesnt want sli/xfire and the gigabyte board has 4 sata III + 4 sata II, usb 3.0 onboard and has the dual bios
Edited by Tipless - 10/4/11 at 7:16am
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Originally Posted by Tipless;15173115 
ummmm... cause he doesnt want sli/xfire and the gigabyte board has 4 sata III + 4 sata II, usb 3.0 onboard and has the dual bios

The Asus P8Z68-V also has USB 3.0 onboard plus many other features not present in the Gigabyte Z68X-UD3R

-Asus has eSATA
-Asus has HDMI/DVI/VGA so that the iGPU can be used, Gigabyte does not
-Asus has better power delivery (12 Phase CPU, 4 Phase iGPU)
-Asus has UEFI BIOS
-Asus has an extra PCIE X16 slot operating in X4 mode whereas the Gigabyte only has PCIE X1 slots
Edited by 996gt2 - 10/4/11 at 7:31am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Orija;15172309 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Orija;15172154 
These are the three motherboards I have locked in on. I will be using a 6950/570/580 with a 2500k. I'll be overclocking the cpu that too to not more than .5-.7 GHz.

The Z68 specific features like SSD caching and Virtu are not required by me. Which of the three would be the best choice?

Currently the only factors are the ease of overclocking with the Asus BIOS and the durability of Intel products.
No, not interested in XFire or SLI either.

Since you're not interested in Xfire/SLI, SSD caching, and Virtua, I recommend you buy the ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Performance thumb.gif BTW...This mobo OCs with ease biggrin.gif

Here are a couple of reviews...
  1. http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1196/pg3/intel-socket-1155-roundup-june-2011-h67p67-and-z68-asrock-fatal1ty-p67-performance.html
  2. http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4167/asrock_fatal1ty_p67_performance_intel_p67_motherboard_review/index.html

Edited by drBlahMan - 10/4/11 at 7:32am
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For $5 more he can get the AsRock Z68 Extreme3 which has the Z68 chipset and all of its benefits, plus the ability to SLI/Xfire down the road if he wants to:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
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