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post #1 of 11
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Hello guys!

I just bought an i7 2700k.

I need a good Z68 Gen 3.0 mobo now. It must be a very good overclocker and i will use it for games and ofcourse hardcore overclocking. The UEFI BIOS must be nice looking and good working.

What to get? The MSI Z68A-G80 G3 maybe? Whats the best to get? ASUS? ASRock?

Please give me some advice...
Edited by musi - 10/26/11 at 1:10pm
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post #2 of 11
Here i go again! To be honest, it really comes down to what the person is going to be doing the most with.
Asus has plenty of owners here for support and they are quality boards but ASRock z68 extreme4 gen3 boards are good high quality boards also and their is more and more support here every day. You will hear get this get that but in the end it's your call.
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Depends on your needs but Asus GeneZ, while mATX in size, delivers easily the best bang for buck.
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P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 or P8Z68-V/GEN3 all the way.
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post #5 of 11
I also ordered a 2700k, but I don't understand why everyone wants a Z68 board. Any board that supports PCIe 3.0 will support Ivy bridge, so I don't understand why you need anything other than a P67. What am I missing?

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I thought the UEFI bios motherboards wont be compatible with ivy bridge so whats the point of getting an asus/asrock board for 3.0?
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by FREELINE57 View Post
You will hear get this get that but in the end it's your call.
You know that the majority of people who start threads like this prefer to follow the crowd
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by pchow05 View Post
I thought the UEFI bios motherboards wont be compatible with ivy bridge so whats the point of getting an asus/asrock board for 3.0?
If that was true, then the boards claiming PCIe 3.0 are lying.

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post #9 of 11
I did a poll on this a couple of days ago. http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...2700k-3-a.html

The asus P8Z68 V-Pro Gen 3 won out. That was actually the board I was leaning towards to start with anyway.
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by pchow05 View Post
I thought the UEFI bios motherboards wont be compatible with ivy bridge so whats the point of getting an asus/asrock board for 3.0?
False.

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