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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
Well I personally said Asrock but you mentioned you like the all black look on the Giga, so it's upto you which one you want. The GEN3 is obviously a plus and the native support for Ivy, however I suspect Giga should be releasing a BIOS update to support the new 22nm chips but without PCI-E 3.0 I think.

I say go for the Asrock!!!!!
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I want to be able to OC a good amount though too-so if one will do better then thatd be more important than looks. Will have to do more research tomorrow.

Thanks for your help mate i have a feeling asrock will be the choice.
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Hands down the best becuase of price and ease of OC'ING ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3.
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I want to be able to OC a good amount though too-so if one will do better then thatd be more important than looks. Will have to do more research tomorrow.

Thanks for your help mate i have a feeling asrock will be the choice.
As long as the motherboard is 8+2 (which it is I believe) you should be able to go 5.5ghz+ if the chip is a good one.

I don't think you'll find anything better than the asrock for the same price, it's an excellent bang for buck motherboard. on that note, you should take a look at the Extreme3 GEN3, almost identical to the Extreme4 but $20/30 cheaper.

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And that's why I like the extreme gen 3 cause of the price! I certainly don't want to skimp though on the board. But if more phases is better, ill consider spending a tad more.
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The only difference in the two chipsets is that the6 Z68 supports CPU graphics and SSD caching. You don't need the Z68 unless you plan on using those features.

The Z68 Extreme3 Gen 3 is the best motherboard for the price. You can't go wrong with ASRock, they post faster than any other board and are made of high quality materials. The P67 Extreme4 Gen is an excellent board, it's the board I'm currently using. It's a great overclocker and can only say good things.

The only real difference between the Z68 Extreme3 and the P67 Extreme4 is the number of PCIx16 slots and SATA3 slots. The P67 Extreme6 has more SATA3 and USB3.0 ports than the Extreme4.

Gigabyte boards aren't bad, but not worth the price IMO, plus they lack a graphical bios.

The Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 or the P67 Extreme4 would be your best bet. Again the only difference is the number of PCIx16 slots, USB3.0 ports, and SATA3 connecters.
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Here's how i see it.
P67 extreme 6- more sata, more power phases, has some blue for my theme. But no gen 3 and expansion slots seem limited

P67 extreme gen3- looks nice as it's all black and darker looking, cheaper, gen 3,better pci expandability.

Z68 extreme3- super cheap, z68 support. Limited sata ports, limited pci expansion.

I think I will end up with the extreme 4 gen 3
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ASRock <3 here!
5.0 on water @ 1.45v
and its fun to mod the South Bridge
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What sort of modding? Hehe
The more I compare the more the extreme 4 gen3 looks promising.

Edit: Are there any waterblocks or other heatsinks for the mosfets/power stuff for the extreme 4 gen3? I dont like the heatsinks on it at all :-/
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What I like about the giga is the looks, more power phases, z68 (doubt I'll ever use). But again, no gen3, less expansion for PCI slots.

I wish the Extreme7 gen 2 was WAY cheaper LOL.
If there is any other boards to consider let me know.. I dont think giga makes gen 3 boards yet?
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