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Hi,
I've been using my sig rig for gaming and work - I do 3D design - and I've decided that I need an upgrade. I will be upgrading to a 2600k processor and I need a good cheap mobo. I live in NZ so the 2600k is around $420 NZD here.
I would max like to spend $700 NZD in total. I also would like to achieve good overclocks on it.
Thanks
EDIT: I'd like to keep between 600-650
Edited by jaykaybay - 11/6/11 at 12:51am
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Z68 Extreme3 Gen3, if have a higehr budget, P8p67 Pro/P8z68 Pro/ Extreme4 Gen3
    
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P8Z68-V is an excellent board. Overclocks very well and the new BIOS is fun to work with.

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Supose it depends on what speed you class as a good overclock. I am using Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 in all my 1155 machines. I have 2x i7 2600K's folding 24/7 @ 4.4Ghz and a i7 none K @ 3.9Ghz. I have not tried to push the i7 2600K's any higher than 4.4Ghz yet.
    
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Would a P67 board be ok right now if i don't plan to use Z68 features (integrated video and SSD caching)?


The P8P67 Pro is a bit cheaper than the Extreme 3 Gen 3 and i think that would be a better mobo to get a stable 4.6-4.8 overclock for daily use.


The P8Z68-V Pro is way overpriced here and i don't want to spent that much money knowing that i wont use most of its features.


Thanks for any help and sorry for barging in your thread jaykaybay
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post #7 of 11
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Lol, its ok.
I am torn between the P8z68-V LX($198), the P8z68-V Le($202) and the P8z68-V($277). Which one should I get?
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaykaybay View Post
Lol, its ok.
I am torn between the P8z68-V LX($198), the P8z68-V Le($202) and the P8z68-V($277). Which one should I get?
I would get the V.

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What are your requirements?
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post #10 of 11
For me, the biggest stable daily OC... on a budget.
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