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P67/Z68 motherboard battle

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Hi All,

I'm looking at this Microcenter 2500k/z68 combo and trying to decide between these boards:

I don't do a lot of transcoding, and I'm going to be running with a Discreete GPU all the time, so the p8p67 (NOT pro version) seems like a good idea to me (comes out to 44.99 AR). I just want to OC the chip to around 4.5 and let it ride. Would the p8p67 be all right, or should I shoot for one of the higher priced Z68 boards?

Thanks!
Iota
Edited by iota - 11/6/11 at 8:21pm
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I would personally would recommend the Asus P8P67 Rev 3.1. I think that it meets what your needs especially since you don't encode a lot and have a dedicated GPU. It also says that you have a Asus P5Q Pro motherboard so you are very familiar with the brand.

I personally own the Asus Pro Rev 3.1 and I have not had any problems with overclocking. I am current at 4.2 Ghz and I could easily go to 4.5Ghz with my cooler.
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Thanks DZSlasher, I think I will go with the p67.

Anyone else have any thoughts?
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post #4 of 4
I vote gigabyte. Most lenient warranty, awesome support.
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