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Can someone suggest to me a good and reliable Z68 mobo?

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My mobo just died.. i'm RMAing it, but i am also buying a new motherboard because well... I don't trust gigabyte after this crap happened... I have like $150 to spend.. thanks in advance
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Oops hold on
    
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I just started building a system around a ASUS P8Z68-V for a frined

Im not from the US, but it seems to be going for $179 on newegg.
Thats over your budget, but from what I have seen so far its worth it.

Im using a stock cooler at the moment so no words on overclocking, but its prime stable and I've had no issues with it so far

If I had'nt had gone with this model, I would have used a ASUS P8P67 PRO
This is only $159 on newegg

Good Luck
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Originally Posted by jonespwns View Post
My mobo just died.. i'm RMAing it, but i am also buying a new motherboard because well... I don't trust gigabyte after this crap happened... I have like $150 to spend.. thanks in advance
asrock z68 extreme3 gen3 will be a great choice,costs only $124 & it has every necessery features,full black pcb,sli & crossfire support @ 8x
hope you lile my suggestion!
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Is PCI-E 3.0 backwards compatible with 2.0?
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Originally Posted by jonespwns View Post
Is PCI-E 3.0 backwards compatible with 2.0?
Yes.
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