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Hey, it's me again. Only Gen3 will work with Ivy correct?

Now I'm torn between this new:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157264

or this for $200 used.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...GA-P67A-UD7-B3
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Nah, pretty sure any P67/Z68 mobo will work with IB with a Bios Flash, but now there have been rumors about that not cming true due to some complications with UEFI Bios. But Gen3 has better support with PCI-e 3.0.

I would definitely go with the Asrock Extreme4. Gigabyte and MSI 1155 boards arent up to par with the Asrock and Asus boards. But be prepared for a weird mouse issue in the stock Bios, not sure if they updated the Bios for the new retail boards which you can dl also. I did not update the Bios in my board, but it didnt stop me from getting a pretty good OC.

BUT, that is if the Gigabyte is at its normal price. At used price, it would honestly depend on what condition it is in. If it is 10/10, get the Gigabyte, getting a premium board at that price is a no brainer.
    
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Ivy will work on the UD7 gigabyte released some statement about it.

http://computexs.com/2011/08/16/giga...-even-the-old/
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Okay. I guess the Gigabyte uses a Lucid Hydra chip which can make things act weird. Think I should avoid it with surround?
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