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P8Z68-LE has VRM heatsink and plug for a front USB 3.0 bracket (obviously, not included)
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Guys, most of the boards posted here with 2 X16 slots are X16/X4!
    
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What about this one?
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspeci...?ItemID=396668

Jeez those prices are absurd. You can get a 2500K and that same board for $300US at a Microcenter here.

Edit: Or this one:
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspeci...?ItemID=398606

Those are the only two sub $300 that I see meet your needs.
Edited by mad0314 - 10/13/11 at 11:50pm
    
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If I pay you $450 NZD, can you buy me the that CPU and board and ship em over asap?
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What about this one?
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspeci...?ItemID=396668

Jeez those prices are absurd. You can get a 2500K and that same board for $300US at a Microcenter here.
You may have missed this post.

http://www.overclock.net/15302532-post29.html

I asked there weather or not its worth the extra coin, considering X79 is around the corner? What do you think?

Thanks for all the help btw guys...

Very appreciated.
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post #36 of 45
Lol, unfortunately the nearest Microcenter is 50 minutes away from me

Woops, yea I missed it. I only clicked on the blue one. They are all the same "core" board but with certain features. Any of them are good and will fit your needs, but I'm not sure what the -H -R and base have or don't have. As for X79, it depends on you really. How badly do you need the upgrade? It is very close to spend that much money on something you will use for such a short time. Well I suppose it depends on how much you can get back by selling them, but if your current computer is not used for something important (something that makes you money pretty much), I would just wait it out personally.
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Oh, that's right: you're waiting for X79.

Well then damn... we could almost recommend anything. Almost. Just as long as you don't overclock until then.
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Quote:
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Oh, that's right: you're waiting for X79.

Well then damn... we could almost recommend anything. Almost. Just as long as you don't overclock until then.
Still needs 2 X8/X8 slots. Unless he is OK with just using one card or X16/X4 for now.

This board hurts my eyes, but check it out since you wont have it for long:
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspeci...?ItemID=396583

Its X8/X8
    
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post #40 of 45
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Sounds good.

Think i'll go with the GA-Z68XP-D3 until X79 hits.

No need to OC with these GPUs.

Rep all around

EDIT: How much will I suffer with 16x/4x PCI-e? Will that mess with the cards and induce microstutter or anything?
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