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If you're not a crazy audiophile, the on-board audio is always a legitimate option. I dumped add-on cards years ago for the simplicity of built-in electronics.
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I am considering placing an order for this board tomorrow and I'm curious how the onboard sound is. I have a x-fi xtreme gamer fatality PCI card in my system now and wonder if I should just leave it out of this build and use the onboard. I have 5.1 speaker setup and mainly use it for games and some music but I'm not anal about it.

Mercyflush64, I have no add-on card and use just the on board with my Z2300 2.1 speaker's and the sound watching movies is really good. Keep in mind though i'm not a audio freak but do like good sounding movies and the on board dose a very good job of that. With that being said though you already have a card and good speakers so i would use them instead of letting them collect dust.

In the end it's your call but i would try both set-up's and see what you think.
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IT SO DAMN FAST MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!! Still haven't started to game, I am still setting everything up. But I love this ****!!!

I've had SB for 2 days too. It's exciting having a chip that has so much potential.

I'm reading through this thread just trying to gather any OC'ing advice. Any bios setting I should absolutely disable, ect?
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Im in the same boat as you guys. Still so mezmerized by the performance that im too busy running benchmarks to want to play games!
Crazyness. I hit 5ghz yesterday with this bad boy.
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I've had SB for 2 days too. It's exciting having a chip that has so much potential.
I'm reading through this thread just trying to gather any OC'ing advice. Any bios setting I should absolutely disable, ect?

You should get in there and tool around in the BIOS a bit! I have my set to 4.6 GHz. and haven't had any issues at all. Ran prime 95 for 12 hours and it survived. And I ran Intel Burn 50 times and it surveying. I really like the fact I can use the presets and it's all done. I haven't really had any desire to OC any higher. Doesn't make much sense to me. It's hella fast already.
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Hey folks!
this is my first post here.
I'm considering built a new rig and I'm going to use one of this tow bad boys ''Asrock z68 x4 g3'' or ''ASUS P8Z68-V''
I really like Asrock cuz I've read good reviews about it and it has enough USB and SATA ports but I'm a little worried about Asrock's quality...
Are u guys happy with your mobos? is there any thing wrong with X4 G3?
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Hey folks!
this is my first post here.
I'm considering built a new rig and I'm going to use one of this tow bad boys ''Asrock z68 x4 g3'' or ''ASUS P8Z68-V''
I really like Asrock cuz I've read good reviews about it and it has enough USB and SATA ports but I'm a little worried about Asrock's quality...
Are u guys happy with your mobos? is there any thing wrong with X4 G3?

Hi there Lucky Luke! To be perfectly honest I love my ASRock E4 G3 board. I wanted to go with ASUS when I was putting this beast together but they didn't have any Gen3 boards at the time. I'm glad I went this route and did go with ASRock. I haven't had any issues with my rig. The only thing errors I get are on my part as in user error. Trail and error is how I do it. Here's a shot of CPU'z for you. I'm sure I could go higher if I did some serious tweaking!

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post #528 of 2941
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t they didn't have any Gen3 boards at the time. I'm glad I went this route and did go with ASRock.

thanks wickedout!!
well I'm choosing Asrock for the same reason as you did + more ports.

BTW nice rig uou got there and I'm sure you can go higher if you want. I've seen 4.8 GHz stable with p67 pro3 on air !!! E4 G3 is a much better board with more power phases.
Edited by lucky luke - 12/1/11 at 4:21pm
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thanks wickedout!!
well I'm choosing Asrock for the same reason as you did + more ports.
BTW nice rig uou got there and I'm sure you can go higher if you want. I've seen 4.8 GHz stable with p67 pro3 on air !!! E4 G3 is a much better board with more power phases.

Going higher is the plan! Just waiting for my new i7 2700K and next gen GPU's that should be here soon. For now this rig is good to go! And thanks! smile.gif
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just got the z68 e3g3 and I have a problem.
Dr.Debug code shows code 45 and with some googling I can see that it is memory problems.
So with trial and error I can see that:

slot A1 and A2 shows error code 45 even when I tested individual problems.
Slot B1 and B2 are fine and is able to reach into bios when tested individually or both. (so ram is not the problem here i guess)
Slot A1 annd B1 shows error code 45
Slot A2 and B2 shows error code 45

I got bios v 1.2, the newest one.
I have seen the bios options through plugging it on B1 and B2, and the dram voltage is 1.1v, so I changed it to 1.5v.. Still no dice.
Any help here?
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