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ASUS P8Z68-DELUXE vs. ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 vs. ASRock Z68 Fatal1ty Professional Gen3

Out of those three boards, which would be best for overclocking, gaming and all-round performance?

If you have any experience with the 3, I'd like to know what's the highest OC you've achieved. I'd like to OC as high as I can with an i7-2600k and Corsair H100 cooling as well as keep as high as possible stable OC.

The reviews I've read on all three boards provides the same sort of info but different overclocking results which is what has me confused.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
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I haven't had any personal experience with either of those 3 boards, but I have seen many people running that Asus board, many of them with 2500k/2600k processors. Depending on the chip of course, I would say with a H100 you should easily be able to achieve 4.8Ghz with a bit of a voltage bump. I haven't seen many people running those ASRock boards but I'm sure they're still great. I've had a few Asus boards in the past and none of them have ever let me down.
    
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Overclocking sandy bridge is really based on the chip. While a decent/nice motherboard will help, it's mostly on the chip.

The Asus board in the OP is a very popular board and you should be able to achieve a nice OC with it however the ASRock boards are proving to be that they can hang with the big dogs of motherboards.

Either way you go, you'll be fine man. However, something to keep in mind is that the ASRock BIOs are very premature, and some are having issues but they said that they are working on an update to fix everything up and making it work better.

Let us know what you decide to go with!

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So 4.8 stable with the ASUS board? Sounds good.

Any figures for the AsRock boards?
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So 4.8 stable with the ASUS board? Sounds good.

Any figures for the AsRock boards?
You can hit that stable on 90% of SB chips. The vcore is where it stops most people and temps because they don't have the proper cooling or are not comfortable running at those voltages.

Sometimes you'll get lucky and get a decent chip that doesn't take a lot of volts to use a high OC.

But I've seen good results from ASRock as well, but you will see most 1155 owners with an Asus or Gigabyte board.

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Ah, okay. The P8Z68-Deluxe it is then. But if anyone has any experiences with the ARrock board, please post.
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funny I have the exact same question - cept Im looking at getting the fatality or the v-pro or the deluxe ...

Seen alot of people here really liking the asrock z68 boards ... and alot of people using the asus boards ...

I 'think' I saw a couple people whom owned the asus board recommend the asock fatality

been reading alot about these boards -
http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi..._roundup/9.htm

this is an interesting review ...

also just read a review on the asrock 7 gen 3 - kitguru said its the best z68 board so far they tested ... and said it was full of features ... but get this ...
it only has 1 pci 3 slot compared with 2 for the fatality (dont really get that) and dont think kitguru mentioned it.

So IMO if you think you might dual card it with a pci 3 card then skip the asrock 7 go for fatality ...
    
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