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So I pulled a trigger on a 2500k, now I need to figure out a mobo.
I want to be able to OC and put my WC'ing system to good use

I'll be gaming and possibly do some CAD work in the future.
So here is what I believe I have things narrowed down to. I was really leaning to a P67 extreme 4 gen 3 but not sure anymore

P67's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128478
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157265
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157231

Z68's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128507
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-13128506-L04B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157271

Would the z68 really be beneficial to me? If not, I can rule all those out and make it a little easier.. But its hard to tell the pros and cons of the boards- theyre all the same to me

Apologies for the endless amounts of links. But hopefully I can have a great time in the Intel family
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I like the Extreme 4 as well. MSI UEFI are still buggy and I had to RMA 2 Asus boards before I finally got the MSI. I'm going to probably go with the Extreme 4 if I buy another board before the 2011 sockets come out
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Z68 - Lucid Vitu (onboard GPU) and SSD caching

That doesn't really appeal to me that is why I chose a P67 motherboard, unlesss you need those 'features' a P67 motherboard would suffice, on that note the overclocking potential lies in the cpu and not really the motherboard, however one must consider power phases and the VRM design. I have seen as little as 8+2 (Asus Sabretooth) producing overclocks upto 5.6ghz, at a minimum I would say 8+2 is pretty good, higher could better for extreme overclocking and suicide runs etc.

From that particular list I would highly recommend the Asrock Extreme4 GEN3


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I have a P67 Extreme 4 with a 2500k and I'm pushing 4.7ghz, going for 4.8 on air. Good Mobo so far IMO FWIW.
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Thanks for the input. I was curious too about the gigabyte z68xp-ud4 vs. the P67UD4 B3 vs z68xp-ud3p and then how one of those compares to the extreme 4 gen 3.. (aside from the z68).
I like the gigabyte because they have the black pcb
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Thanks for the input. I was curious too about the gigabyte z68xp-ud4 vs. the P67UD4 B3 vs z68xp-ud3p and then how one of those compares to the extreme 4 gen 3.. (aside from the z68).
I like the gigabyte because they have the black pcb
the UD4 has been pretty good, but I prefer Asus and Asrock over it. My experience with 1155 Gigabyte mopo's hasn't been great.
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Thanks! But all this reading about the extreme 4 and issues has me second guessing.
Additionally i want the mobo to match my case/color scheme. One big + i like the gigabyte cause of the black pcb and all
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Z68 ASrock Extreme 3, 4, 7. Either one will be great, go for Z68. Benching Maximus IV.

Stay away from MSI & Gigabyte mother boards (except the sniper) they are rubbish, both companies Z68 boards stink.
    
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Originally Posted by tlxxxsracer View Post
Thanks! But all this reading about the extreme 4 and issues has me second guessing.
Additionally i want the mobo to match my case/color scheme. One big + i like the gigabyte cause of the black pcb and all
In that case go for the UD4


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Z68 ASrock Extreme 3, 4, 7. Either one will be great, go for Z68. Benching Maximus IV.

Stay away from MSI & Gigabyte (except the sniper) they are rubbish
Why is MSI and Gigabyte rubbish? Also why Z68 over P67?
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But the asrock boards look slick and seem to have more to them.. But don't know which are better. The asrock has gen 3
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