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Asus p8z68-v pro cost $200+
it was on sale for 130 on a shell shocker deal. those deals only last for that day so it has gone back up. the p8z68-v le version is cheap
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it was on sale for 130 on a shell shocker deal. those deals only last for that day so it has gone back up. the p8z68-v le version is cheap
but that only has like 4+2 power phase
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post #13 of 22
GA-Z68XP-UD3 has 7 phases and HDMI out. It's going to be extremely difficult to find all those features below $140. Your best bet is to watch the for sale section or trawl eBay unless you're willing to give on some requirement. Deals like what you want don't just pop up everyday.

I sure wish they did though...
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post #14 of 22
Is that price range, your only choice is the Asrock and maybe an Asus P67 used.
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post #15 of 22
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Is that price range, your only choice is the Asrock and maybe an Asus P67 used.
I'm actually about to pull the trigger for this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131759R

The only thing that is holding me back is I do not have any extra pcie slot because I have a video card, a souncard and a killer nic xeno pro

Also, it doesn't have pcie 3.0 which ivy bridge and 28nm gpu uses
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post #16 of 22
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I'm actually about to pull the trigger for this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131759R

The only thing that is holding me back is I do not have any extra pcie slot because I have a video card, a souncard and a killer nic xeno pro

Also, it doesn't have pcie 3.0 which ivy bridge and 28nm gpu uses
That board is great except its micro.

As for pcie 3.0, who cares really. By the time you utilize PCIE 3.0 to its potential, you will most likely have a new board. PCIE 3.0 has an advantage with multiple cards. PCIE 3.0 at 8x will run like a PCIE 2.1 at 16x. So if the board can only do 8x/8x/8x etc, then you will see a benefit. Also keep in mind that PCIE 2.1 8x to 16x will only give you 1-5% more FPS since we are not even utilizing the PCIE 2.1 16x bandwidth yet.

Also keep in mind that the Asus Gen3 line is out so you just need to wait until retailers get them in. In your case you want open box, so you many have to wait longer.
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post #17 of 22
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That board is great except its micro.

As for pcie 3.0, who cares really. By the time you utilize PCIE 3.0 to its potential, you will most likely have a new board. PCIE 3.0 has an advantage with multiple cards. PCIE 3.0 at 8x will run like a PCIE 2.1 at 16x. So if the board can only do 8x/8x/8x etc, then you will see a benefit. Also keep in mind that PCIE 2.1 8x to 16x will only give you 1-5% more FPS since we are not even utilizing the PCIE 2.1 16x bandwidth yet.

Also keep in mind that the Asus Gen3 line is out so you just need to wait until retailers get them in. In your case you want open box, so you many have to wait longer.


I'm actually planning to get a dual 28nm gpu (gtx 690 or 7990 which is rumored to use xdr) because I sold my gtx 465 and don't have any spare gpu so I figure I might aswell retire my p67 mobo and get z68 to use onboard gpu atm and use the spare cash to get dual 28nm gpu
Edited by raclimja - 10/28/11 at 4:16pm
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post #18 of 22
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I'm actually planning to get a dual 28nm gpu (gtx 690 or 7990 which is rumored to use xdr) because I sold my gtx 465 and don't have any spare gpu so I figure I might several retire my p67 mono and get z68 to use onboard gpu atm and use the spare cash to get dual 28nm gpu
So your reasoning is to cheap out on the motherboard but get 2 of the new gpus coming out? I thought you were on a budget originally. Yes what you are planning to do is fine. I just don't like the risk of getting open box motherboards or 'less' expensive boards. I'd rather have a solid board since everything connects to it; but that's me.

The Gene is a great board. VRM's just run hot with an overclock, so keep them cooled.
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post #19 of 22
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So your reasoning is to cheap out on the motherboard but get 2 of the new gpus coming out? I thought you were on a budget originally. Yes what you are planning to do is fine. I just don't like the risk of getting open box motherboards or 'less' expensive boards. I'd rather have a solid board since everything connects to it; but that's me.

The Gene is a great board. VRM's just run hot with an overclock, so keep them cooled.
Cheap out?

Since when maximus 4 is considered lowend?

I don't what you mean exactly but I bought most of my stuff is either used, recertified or open box because I don't have the luxury or resources to get everything at retail price so I found ways on how to get things that I want and in this case its either used or open box etc...

For sure there are risks involved but I am experienced enough to sort out those


some people might agree, some don't. In the end Im the one who's buying, using and enjoying the stuff that I bought
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Edited by Spade616 - 10/28/11 at 4:37pm
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