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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157264

Is the pci-e 3.0 really that much better? Is it something I should consider on a board?

Saw these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128498
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128507
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Whats the difference with P67 and Z68 boards?
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post #13 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by tlxxxsracer View Post
Whats the difference with P67 and Z68 boards?
Z68 has on board gpu support with Virtue and SSD Cache.
If you do not need on board video or ssd cache then save money for P67.

as for PCIe 3, graphics cards currently do not max out PCIe 2 so 3 will not see any difference in speed. Only thing that will benefit will be SSDs but most people use SATA SSDs.
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post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by nekromantik View Post
Z68 has on board gpu support with Virtue and SSD Cache.
If you do not need on board video or ssd cache then save money for P67.

as for PCIe 3, graphics cards currently do not max out PCIe 2 so 3 will not see any difference in speed. Only thing that will benefit will be SSDs but most people use SATA SSDs.
so running a 6990 on a PCIe 3 wont be any better? I dont have a nead for onboard video. Ive also read the ssd cacheing is marginal in performance. Plus my ssd has my w7 and some frequently used programs already on it.

In this case, the additional 50$ is not worth it?

I think I might have narrowed it down.. I want to get some feedback regarding them or if there's a better choice in your all's opinion

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157265
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157229
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128478

Since i have no need for more pcie slots than two (1 spare in case I want to get a 6950/70), enough sata ports for raid, I want to be able to OC some as well


Edit: What would be some good ram to go with a board like the above and a 2500k? Currently have 4gb ddr3 1600
Edited by tlxxxsracer - 10/13/11 at 6:22am
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post #15 of 25
get the P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3
its a good board and yes the extra for z68 not worth it if you wont use the features.
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*facepalm* Realized the ASrocks has a brownish pcb
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BIOSTAR TP67XE $140

BIOSTAR TP67XE Open Box: $85 cool.gif

I have purchased 2 open box motherboards all of which never gave me any problems.

Took me all of 5 mins to get my CPU to 4.7ghz. Have played countless hours of many different games all of which where stable. Prime stable but only tested for an hour.

Edit: Its brown but once its in my case I cant tell.
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BIOSTAR TP67XE $140

BIOSTAR TP67XE Open Box: $85

I have purchased 2 open box motherboards all of which never gave me any problems.

Took me all of 5 mins to get my CPU to 4.7ghz. Have played countless hours of many different games all of which where stable. Prime stable but only tested for an hour.

Edit: Its brown but once its in my case I cant tell.
Thanks for the input but wont match the color scheme of my computer
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frown.gif

What color scheme are you going for now?

Blue/Black.

Good luck!
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post #20 of 25
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Asus P8P67 is on sale $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-13131705-L09B

Kind of like the Asus because has bluetooth built in.. But I think I'd be happier with one of the others I listed above

2500k on sale for $205.
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