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i need to get a motherboard asap because my MSI P67A-GD55 is already decommissioned


i am looking for a Z68 motherboard that has VGA or DVI or HDMI that has atleast 8 Phase Power and cost under $140


i don't mind if its Open Box, Used or re-certified as long as it works!

(Asrock Extreme3 Gen 3, or any asrock motherboard is out of the question due to some motherboard not able to POST at x43, x44 or x45 multiplier even with latest BIOS)


im currently Looking at Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z which has 8+4 power phase


i will make the purchased very very SOON



any recommendation is extremely appreciated
Edited by raclimja - 10/27/11 at 8:02pm
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(Asrock Extreme3 Gen 3, or any asrock motherboard is out of the question due to some motherboard not able to POST at x43, x44 or x45 multiplier even with latest BIOS)

ORLY??

My ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 board posts at all x43 x44 x45 and x50. I've never head that issue at all.

You know what my vote is for. The Maximus gene is a very capable board though.
 
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MSI Z68A-GD65 Gen 3. I posted about it in the deals section. http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...5-gen-3-a.html $169.99 before rebate. $149.99 after rebate. I know, it's $10 more than you want to pay, but it's in the ballpark. This board has gotten some favorable reviews. HardOcp got their 2500K up to 5.0 on it and they never got their 2500K that high before.
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p67 E4G3 is my Reco for you.

If you want z68 fork over a little more and get a E4G3
Remember (Smart Response) SSD caching, is not as fast as a full OS on a SSD.
Edited by cayennemist - 10/27/11 at 9:14pm
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asus p8z68-v see which model of it is under your budget. the pro version was like 130 last i looked
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ORLY??

My ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 board posts at all x43 x44 x45 and x50. I've never head that issue at all.
there is alot of people having issues with asrock motherboard on this forum and latest BIOS does not fix those

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...overclock.html


http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...4-4ghz-no.html



http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...-problems.html
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asus p8z68-v see which model of it is under your budget. the pro version was like 130 last i looked
Asus p8z68-v pro cost $200+
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MSI Z68A-GD65 Gen 3. I posted about it in the deals section. http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...5-gen-3-a.html $169.99 before rebate. $149.99 after rebate. I know, it's $10 more than you want to pay, but it's in the ballpark. This board has gotten some favorable reviews. HardOcp got their 2500K up to 5.0 on it and they never got their 2500K that high before.
i am not fan of rebates because you are literally paying the same amount of money, except they give you a freebie that you must use within a period of time and you cannot buy anything higher than the amount of rebate because you cannot combine your money and the rebate card to purchase an item that is not enough for the rebate card
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i am not fan of rebates because you are literally paying the same amount of money, except they give you a freebie that you must use within a period of time and you cannot buy anything higher than the amount of rebate because you cannot combine your money and the rebate card to purchase an item that is not enough for the rebate card
Rebate cards are debit cards now. Go to your bank, request a cash advance on the rebate/debit card and BAM! It's like they sent you a check.
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Originally Posted by raclimja View Post
there is a lot of people having issues with THAT asrock motherboard on this forum and latest BIOS does not fix those

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...overclock.html


http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...4-4ghz-no.html



http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...-problems.html
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the E4G3s p67 and z68 are gems from what I have been reading.
I am very pleased with my z68 E4G3.
more Intel sata 3 would be nice but the others will work just fine

but if we want to generalize we could look at MSI and there history with Thuban
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