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If you had to choose between the Asrock or the ASUS, which would you choose?
It depends on if I were going for a regular ATX case, or a mATX beast build. They're both solid motherboards.

I may be partial, but I have a thing for tons of power packed into a tiny case. So what I would PERSONALLY pick, would be the Gene-Z, and put it into a tiny case with 580 SLI.

That's actually what I'm doing with tax returns next year. Will be GTX680's though.
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post #22 of 37
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If you had to choose between the Asrock or the ASUS, which would you choose?
I'd love to say ASUS, but right now ASRock Z68s have PCI3.0 support that is ready for Ivy Bridge, and their prices are right. Therefore, go with the best deal. ASRock.
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yeah i went with a gen 3 asrock board Z68. so good stuff!
    
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I'd love to say ASUS, but right now ASRock Z68s have PCI3.0 support that is ready for Ivy Bridge, and their prices are right. Therefore, go with the best deal. ASRock.
PCIe 3.0 has nothing at all to do with Ivy Bridge support. My P8P67 Pro Rev 3.0 supports Ivy Bridge already, and I've had that board since release day (after I RMA'd my B2 board for the faulty SATA ports).
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post #25 of 37
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PCIe 3.0 has nothing at all to do with Ivy Bridge support. My P8P67 Pro Rev 3.0 supports Ivy Bridge already, and I've had that board since release day (after I RMA'd my B2 board for the faulty SATA ports).
na, i mean PCI3.0 will be a feature of IvyBridge. Get a board with it built in now
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na, i mean PCI3.0 will be a feature of IvyBridge. Get a board with it built in now
PCIe 3.0 is a motherboard feature for faster GPU's, which we won't be able to use for another couple of years anyway. It has nothing to do with the CPU.
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post #27 of 37
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PCIe 3.0 is a motherboard feature for faster GPU's, which we won't be able to use for another couple of years anyway. It has nothing to do with the CPU.
im pretty sure its a feature that is introduced with IvyBridge
post #28 of 37
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That's actually what I'm doing with tax returns next year. Will be GTX680's though.
I hate you!!
Im getting a second gtx580, guess im already almost outdated !
Just dont think i can wait that long to sli.
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if you wait for new tech, you will always be waiting.
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im pretty sure its a feature that is introduced with IvyBridge
It has nothing to do with the cpu ( ivy bridge) its the chipset, mobo. The pci e lanes will support more bandwidth! ( correct me if im wrong)
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