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Hey all ...

I really hope u all can help me ... It was a tough choice but in the end I bought the P8Z68-V Pro for my current SB build and I am loving it ...

BUT

I am building a second LAN rig and am wondering if I should do things slightly different ... which would u recommend and why ...


1) Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
2) Asus P8P67 Deluxe
3) Asrock Extreme 4
4) Gigabyte P67A-UD5 B3


Please give as much info as possible ...

Regards.
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post #2 of 7
Why not just get the P67 Pro?

You like Z68 Pro don't you? I think a P67 Pro for your LAN rig (which I assume you won't use as much as your main rig) will be perfect.

Failing that, I'd go with the Extreme 4, why? Because it's an excellent budget board, which would be great for a LAN build (as you don't want to spend too much on a rig that will be moved around a lot and what not). It still provides great features and can handle very high overclocks too.
post #3 of 7
asus p8p67 pro Is the best bet. 8+2 phase is all u really need. Its a flawless board with a sufficient amount of abilities to make your overclock as smooth as possible. I just built 2 PCs with these motherboards. When i upgrade to SB this would be my motherboard of choice. (asus p8p67 pro)
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post #4 of 7
GeneZ less money, very overclockable, can do dual GPU if need be, can fit in a smaller more portable case. Unless you need some features it doesn't have (dual lan?) there's no reason to look elsewhere imo.
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Hey all ...

Hectic last few days ... sorry 4 the late replies ...


I must admit ... I was hoping for dual lan ... but the deluxe boards and the extreme-z are crazy expensive ...

I have heard a lot of problems regarding the P67 chipset ... have those been fixed ?? ...


I have heard a lot about the extreme4 ... would u make a main rig out of it ... or is it better for a secondary rig ... how does it compare 2 the z68-v pro ?? ...
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The ASRock board is really good and supports ivy and 3.0 pci. Also another thing is there support is good and they really stepped up there game in the p67/z68 market



Also the B3 revision fixed the HDD problem

Gigabyte boot problem is still possible from what i have seen. I haven't really seen any problems that are big problems causing stuff to break but there could be some that are annoying.
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Well ... my new lan rig has been postponed for a bit ... and that gives me more time to research ...


how does the Asus P67 Evo compare to the z68-v pro and the extreme4 ??

From what I understand ... the Evo is better than the Pro ... but does that change when looking between the P67\Z68 barrier and the whole "-v" thing
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