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LOL OMG this is funny Stuff.

Bulldozer's fail means Boat loads of people with money and ready to go
Sandy Bridge

With ASRock offering cheap but decent boards, They are just going to RAKE in the $$$!

I have seen so many posts that lead to these two boards,

p67
or the
z68

So my question is Whitch is better and why? I am seeing mix opinions.
things to concider:
~Overclock-ability
~VRM Setup
~features
~Etc.
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Z68 has IGPU and SSD Caching support, P67 does not.

One reason to go with Z68 instead of P67 is if you want to use Intel Quick Sync. Quick Sync is much faster than CUDA and APP when it comes to video encoding. Quick Sync is tied to IGPU so no Quick Sync for P67.

As of overclock ability, VRM setup, etc, it depends on the motherboard.
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Trumpet pretty much explains it all. + rep
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So the ASRock boards
Are being recommended a lot. 8 + 4 Power Phase Design any good compared to the others?
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AsRock are very good as are Asus. AsRock is a offshoot of Asus
you wont go wrong in getting either of them brands but lower end Asis boards like the LE are not good OCers.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nekromantik View Post
AsRock are very good as are Asus. AsRock is a offshoot of Asus
you wont go wrong in getting either of them brands but lower end Asis boards like the LE are not good OCers.
Thanks for your input.
I do think ASRock has nothing to do with ASUS as of a few years ago.

I have no Problem with ASRock...
I had a 990FX deluxe 3 it was one of the best boards I ever owned.

I guess what I am asking in this thread, is ARE these boards ok for Overclocking? Goal 5.0ghz on chilled water. Thinking 2600k, or 2700k.

I have been waiting on a beast of a build for 6 months now, AMD obviously didn't deliver!

Can these 2 boards Take a Big OC like that with a 4+8 phase setup?

On the AMD side, Phases are important for a Stable OC build, that may not be the case with Intel. Im not savvy enough on Intel to know that still the case.
Edited by cayennemist - 10/13/11 at 8:04pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cayennemist View Post

Can these 2 boards Take a Big OC like that with a 4+8 phase setup?

On the AMD side, Phases are important for a Stable OC build, that may not be the case with Intel. Im not savvy enough on Intel to know that still the case.
SB overclocking is 90% CPU and 10% Motherboard. But neglect that 10% and you'll fry the chip and motherboard both
    
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8 + 2 or 8+4 Phase Design...

What is better? Out of the ASRock boards, which one is the BEST Overclocker for SB?

This is the biggest thing it seems. They are all PCI 3 soo.

I have a Nice Loop that I don't want to go to waist.
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WAIT A SEC WTH IS THIS SSD CASHING?
lol Where have I been?

I never knew about this... Is it worth it, is it that good? I have a M4 64g.



This is fun its like I'm learning computers all over again. Who would have thaught it was so different from Intel to AMD?
Edited by cayennemist - 10/14/11 at 1:10am
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Personally, it is better to put your OS in SSD rather than SSD caching.
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