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After faildozer, looking at moving to intel for the first time since slot 1.

Looking at using a 2500k and recycle my hypers but not all that familiar with p67/z68 boards.

Priorities: 1. Overclock potential
2: Not clash with my current red/black layout
3: WB in production would be very nice.

Thanks for the help
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post #2 of 9
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After faildozer
Yer, It looks a little disappointing like.

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Priorities: 1. Overclock potential
2: Not clash with my current red/black layout
Does that mean you want something Red/Black.

Something like the ASROCK Z68 Fati GEN3 is Red/Black as are the asus ROGS, then something like the GIGABYTE Z68 ud4/7 are all black.
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Are you looking for the latest stuff? If you've been waiting a while on bd then you may not want to wait for socket 2011 but Sandy bridge is still a great performer for the price, I'm any case enjoy the new tech!

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I would love to jump on a SB-e but I doubt the budget is there.

As for the 1155 boards then, is there a major reason to go z68 over p67?
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post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by RussianJ View Post
I would love to jump on a SB-e but I doubt the budget is there.

As for the 1155 boards then, is there a major reason to go z68 over p67?
Well that depends on what you need.
Only differences are on board GPU support which can help with video encoding using Virtue and SSD Cache for small SSD drives to speed up standard disk drives.

If you dont need those then a P68 board is fine.
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So far the Maximus IV looks like the best unless anyone can say otherwise or make a convincing argument to wait?
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With SSD cacheing could you have, say, a 60Gb SSD as your boot drive, then a 1TB as your storage, then a 20Gb SSD to Cache with the 1TB?

What about larger SSDs? Could you devote a, say, 20 or 30Gb portion to caching and the rest as traditional SSD?

Sorry for all the questions, but I seems to have fallen behind a bit on the new tech...
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Originally Posted by Mjolnir View Post
With SSD cacheing could you have, say, a 60Gb SSD as your boot drive, then a 1TB as your storage, then a 20Gb SSD to Cache with the 1TB?

What about larger SSDs? Could you devote a, say, 20 or 30Gb portion to caching and the rest as traditional SSD?

Sorry for all the questions, but I seems to have fallen behind a bit on the new tech...
no I dont think you can split the SSD up and use part of it as cache. might be wrong though.

however that would seem like overkill as the SSD cache is meant to be for people with only small SSDs. If you can get a 60GB drive then just use that for OS and it will speed everything up anyway.
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