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I am considering a sandybridge build and these are the mb's i'm looking at

P67
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128487

Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128523


What are the advantages?


Also what are the differences in the P, H, Z mb's ?
Edited by CravinR1 - 10/14/11 at 12:09pm
post #2 of 9
z68s can overclock AND use the processor's integrated graphics at the same time whereas P67 cannot use the processor's integrated graphics.


So i'd take a z68 over a p67.

H can use integrated graphics on the processor but cannot overclock.
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P: able to overclock, not able to use the integrated graphics of the ix chip
H: not able to overclock but able to use the integrated graphics of the ix chip
Z: you can overclock and use the integrated graphics of the ix chip
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Seems the Z68 I linked can not adjust the vcore, only dynamic vcore.

So the P67 is the better clocker?


Also I hope I don't need onboard video so looks like P67 is the choice i'd make


+rep guys



edit

Is this a good mb?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128523
Edited by CravinR1 - 10/14/11 at 12:08pm
post #5 of 9
I see you fold

if you're 100% you won't ever use the integrated then the p67 is fine.

Personally, I realized my cpu folds better when i'm not also folding with my gpus so it may be better for me to use a single core celeron or something to run my gpus and use my cpu separately in a z68 to get more points.

But you can always just use a cheap/low power gpu like 5450/6450 etc. in the p67 if you ever run into my problem...
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Z68 boards also allow for SSD caching, so that might be something you want.
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I am considering a sandybridge build and these are the mb's i'm looking at

P67
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128487

Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128523


What are the advantages?


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I would highly recommend this mhobo
asrock z68extreme3 gen3
hope you like my recommendation!
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post #8 of 9
If you gpu fold, the P67 WS REVO has the best slot layout and it can go 4 way on radeons.
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It's possible also (although maybe unlikely) that Z68 will receive support longer than P67, since it's slightly newer. Plus, the price between a Z68 and P67 is basically nothing. Z68 overclocks just as well. I'd go with Z68.
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