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Hey all ...

A very straight forward question ...

Which would be the best for a single GPU system with a 4ghz 2500K ... (no plans for a SSD)


Gigabyte P67A-UD5 B3
Asus P8P67 Pro
Asus P8Z68-V Pro

and if prices come down ... how would the Asus Maximus IV Extreme compare to the best of the 3 listed above

all information greatly appreciated ...

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post #2 of 18
Since you don't seem to be shooting for a crazy overclock or CFX/SLI, it kind of comes down to whichever brand you like better. I'd go with Gigabyte.
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Go with the Asus, it's more popular and favorable amongst 1155 user's. The UEFI is quite handy and much more easier to navigate that the standard BIOS. The V / V PRO are excellent.

The M4E is a tri SLI mobo and cannot really be compared, the BCLK overclocking and memory support is probably a little better and is usually favoured by bencher's for extreme overclocking.
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Out of those 3, I'd pick the P8Z68-V Pro. Given the Maximus IV Extreme as one of the choices, I'd pick that.

If I could recommend a board, I'd recommend the ASRock Extreme4
 
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Out of those 3, I'd pick the P8Z68-V Pro. Given the Maximus IV Extreme as one of the choices, I'd pick that.

If I could recommend a board, I'd recommend the ASRock Extreme4
Man, that ASRock Extreme 4 is getting a lot of love. Personally, my P8Z68-V Pro should be arriving today. However, I'll muddy the waters some more and throw out the mATX Asus Maximus Gene-Z. That board gets a lot of respect here if you don't need all the bells and whistles. It goes for around $170.00.
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post #6 of 18
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Unfortunately I can't find any ASRock dealers in South Africa ...

Those boards I listed are all I have access to unless I Want to fork out almost $700 ... which I can't and won't do ...

The asus P8Z68-V Pro is around $360 and the M4E is around $500 ...

How does the Gigabyte and the Asus Z68 compare ??
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post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by Emissary of Pain View Post
Unfortunately I can't find any ASRock dealers in South Africa ...
Not a bad thing according to some folks
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Edit: Derp nevermind.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Emissary of Pain View Post
Unfortunately I can't find any ASRock dealers in South Africa ...

Those boards I listed are all I have access to unless I Want to fork out almost $700 ... which I can't and won't do ...

The asus P8Z68-V Pro is around $360 and the M4E is around $500 ...

How does the Gigabyte and the Asus Z68 compare ??
I found this on ASrock site http://www.wavestone.co.za/ I can't see it from my work but maybe you can check there if you are interested.
    
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1st choice for me would be assrock, then asus based purely on bang for buck, Asrock have come a very long way since the arrival of their 1155 motherboards.
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