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So, I will be switching to intel since my rig is getting old, and I would like few suggestions on which motherboard to pick and why.

I want the best gaming performance for the price, which is 200€(or 275$) spent on the motherboard.
Also, I will be overclocking since I got a loop right now on my system.

The ones I am looking at are:

GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD4
GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD3P-B3
Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 (B3)

I am not really interested in USB3/SATA3/ssd caching or whatever so I don't want to pay for features like that, I want to get the best gaming performance and overlock for the lowest price possible.

Any advice?
Edited by zefs - 10/14/11 at 5:06am
    
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post #2 of 7
I don't know if you've looked but the p67 extreme4 gen3 is pretty awesome for the price.

I'm really happy with mine and currently have a 2500k @ 5ghz ~48x104.2 prime95 for an hour... I plan to run it longer tonight.
post #3 of 7
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Looks good, but I don't think it will fit on my case. The top heatsink would interfere with my top radiator...
That's why I am thinking about one of the 3 mobo's on the first post, they don't have huge heatsinks.
    
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So I went and ordered the GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD3P-B3.

I still got few questions though.

1) Since I will be replacing my mobo/cpu only, would I need to
empty my w/c loop? Or just remove the CPU block(without emptying) - add new components and then lock it in again?

2) Would I need to make a fresh windows installation?
    
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post #5 of 7
I'm almost certain your gonna need a new Cpu block for sandy bridge. So yeah your gonna have to re-do your loop.
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Umm, EK Supreme HF is compatible with both AM3/Sandybridge right?

That's the one I got:
http://www.aquatuning.de/product_inf...939-XEON-.html

So, since it is compatible I suppose unlocking the block, adding the new components and then locking it is the correct way to do it, it wouldn't harm the w/c loop?
Edited by zefs - 10/15/11 at 3:08am
    
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Originally Posted by zefs View Post
So, I will be switching to intel since my rig is getting old, and I would like few suggestions on which motherboard to pick and why.

I want the best gaming performance for the price, which is 200€(or 275$) spent on the motherboard.
Also, I will be overclocking since I got a loop right now on my system.

The ones I am looking at are:

GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD4
GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD3P-B3
Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 (B3)

I am not really interested in USB3/SATA3/ssd caching or whatever so I don't want to pay for features like that, I want to get the best gaming performance and overlock for the lowest price possible.

Any advice?
I have the UD4, No regrets.
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