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Hey, i just wanted to know which motherboard will be good for my gaming PC my current options are:

ASRock:
Fatal1ty PRO P67
P67 Extreme4 Gen3
Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3

ASUS:

Maximus IV GENE-Z
P8P67 Evo
P8P67 Deluxe

GIGABYTE:

Any suggestion will be good.

MSI:
Any suggestion will be good.

MAX PRICE: £250



My PC Specs:


Intel Core i7-2700K Processor
Asus GTX560 Ti DirectCU II
G-Skill 4GB DDR3 2133Mhz RipjawsX
Corsair 120GB Force 3 SSD
Sony AD-5260S-0B
OCZ 750W Fatal1ty Series Semi-Modular
CM Storm Scout
Windows 7 Ulitmate x64


Any suggestion or which of the above is good?
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Acoording to the motherboard the RAM will change. Sorry about that.
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post #3 of 25
Is there any reason why you're not waiting for SB-E?

Also, why are you getting a P67 rather than a Z68 chipset?

If I had to recommend one 1155 motherboard, it would be the P8Z68-V Pro (which is what I have).
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By the way do you mind if i asked you what "SB-E" means?

I would like to know what is the difference between the P67 and Z68 chipset?

Is the P8Z68-V PRO god for gaming/overclocking?

Thanks
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Haha I'm really sorry about that i only joined today so i didn't know where to start a new thread
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Originally Posted by piraveen22 View Post
By the way do you mind if i asked you what "SB-E" means?

I would like to know what is the difference between the P67 and Z68 chipset?

Is the P8Z68-V PRO god for gaming/overclocking?

Thanks
SB-E is the high end enthusiast chip coming out very soon. Also, if you plan on buying a graphics card or plan on buying an SSD you really don't need a z68 motherboard, but like he said I'd probably wait for SB-E.
Edited by paradox87 - 11/2/11 at 3:19pm
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SB-E is the high end enthusiast chip coming out very soon. Also, if you plan on buying a graphics card you really don't need a z68 motherboard, but like he said I'd probably wait for SB-E.
Yeah. I know I got the Z68 so that when I retire my computer to some other task in a few years, I'll be able to display graphics without needed a GPU (which limits the ability to rack-mount the mobo).
post #9 of 25
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I checked out the EVGA boards earlier on I was unable to find a local/online retailer that sell them. And do you mind if i ask when will this SB-E Chip be out?
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Yeah. I know I got the Z68 so that when I retire my computer to some other task in a few years, I'll be able to display graphics without needed a GPU (which limits the ability to rack-mount the mobo).
Yeah, I edited my post, almost forgot about the SSD caching that the z68 offers. That alone may be worth it to some people, just not that much to me.
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