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I am building an i5 2500k, and need to decide between the asus p8z68 Pro and one of the 3 gigabyte Z68 mobos (Z68XP UD3H, UD3P, UD4).

1) Aside from ports and hdmi/dvi etc, what are the major differences between the 3 gigabyte mobos?

2) Which of the 4 mobos have an onboard graphics card? which of the 4 mobos have ssd cach sharring?

3) Are there any major issues with any of these boards that i should know about? is one cleary better / worse then the others?

thanks!!
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I have the UD3P.

Has everything you asked about.

Very solid motherboard if you can snatch one without the Boot Cycling issue.
 
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Asus P8Z68-v Pro
Excellent quality
Excellent cs
Theres also the Asus Z68 Gen 3 boards out now maybe worth a look.
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I have the UD3P.

Has everything you asked about.

Very solid motherboard if you can snatch one without the Boot Cycling issue.
i would be getting the comp build at ncix.com (local computer store). would they beable to test the mobo for this boot cycle before finishing the build and giving the rig to me?

or is it a problem that occurs randomly and they could hand me a rig with the boot cycle issue?


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Originally Posted by AlvoAsh View Post
Asus P8Z68-v Pro
Excellent quality
Excellent cs
Theres also the Asus Z68 Gen 3 boards out now maybe worth a look.
any links or pics of these new gen 3 boards??


any other opinions / issues regarding any of the mobos?
Edited by ryder - 10/13/11 at 1:17am
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^That's a mATX, wouldn't recommend that unless they're short on space.
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Depending on your budget I would go with the V Pro or UD4, both are good boards.

Read this to decide:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...-gigabyte.html
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UD4 would be a good choice. Good power deliver and plenty of goodies
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I am building an i5 2500k, and need to decide between the asus p8z68 Pro and one of the 3 gigabyte Z68 mobos (Z68XP UD3H, UD3P, UD4).

1) Aside from ports and hdmi/dvi etc, what are the major differences between the 3 gigabyte mobos?

2) Which of the 4 mobos have an onboard graphics card? which of the 4 mobos have ssd cach sharring?

3) Are there any major issues with any of these boards that i should know about? is one cleary better / worse then the others?

thanks!!
2) None have on board graphics cards but all support on board graphics via the Integrated GPU in the 2500K. All "Z" series boards support SSD caching.

I'd avoid the Gigabyte boards because of the boot loop problems people seem to be having.
 
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