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Deciding between P67 & Z68

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Hi, question most likely been asked tons of times but people have different needs to their system.

This desktop is mainly devoted to gaming and music wise.

Decided on a i5 2500K, what are the pros and cons of using a Z68 over a P67 or vice versa? I've no need for SLI/Xfire at the moment so no need to factor that in.

Also which is a good cooler to be running with those if anyone could answer,
cheers!
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the Z boards are a combination off the h and p series off motherboards they also have Intel speed step which means you can combine a ssd with a standard hard drive to have a drive that is as fast as a ssd but has the storage capacity off a large hard drive IE get a 30gig ssd and a 2TB hard drive without having to pay for a large ssd to start off with it will also support sandybridg E or ivybridg when they come out unlike the p67 which wont
    
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I think thanos999 is mostly right except i do believe most P67 boards will support Ivy bridge. Obviously not SB-E that will be a whole different chipset. And "speed step" is not the name of the HDD plus SSD acceleration that is Intel Smart Response Tech. Speed Step is the power conservation process.
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the Z boards are a combination off the h and p series off motherboards they also have Intel speed step which means you can combine a ssd with a standard hard drive to have a drive that is as fast as a ssd but has the storage capacity off a large hard drive IE get a 30gig ssd and a 2TB hard drive without having to pay for a large ssd to start off with it will also support sandybridg E or ivybridg when they come out unlike the p67 which wont
Z68 doesn't support Sandy Bridge E...

The only reason to get Z68 is for SSD caching.
 
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i do apologies if i got some facts wrong but most off it is correct and i wasn't quiet sure if it was sandy bridge E or ivy bridge but i new it would support 1 off them
    
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