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I am building a new Rig & I am going to order a new board tomorrow & going to be using a i3 2120 until IVY is released. I am undecided on these 2 boards. The price difference is $25.00 which I could possibly use for something else for my build. I do not have any future plans to SLI/Crossfire at all & I will OC but I wont be going insane with the clocks

ASRock P67 PRO3 (8+2 Phase): $99.99 Free Shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157230

or

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3: $125.00 Free Shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
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post #2 of 11
I would go with the Z68 in the case of those two although both boards seem fine
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I would spend a little more and get the Extreme 3. It will overclock better, and its the newer Z68 chipset. It has everything you need, plus its better looking. smile.gif
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post #4 of 11
go wityh the Z68, its the latest chipset for lga 1155 mobos plus i beleive it will be better for OCing.
Z68s are also ready for Ivy Bridge but you need to do a BIOS update. I think p67 mobos are too. thumb.gif
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post #5 of 11
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go wityh the Z68, its the latest chipset for lga 1155 mobos plus i beleive it will be better for OCing.
Z68s are also ready for Ivy Bridge but you need to do a BIOS update. I think p67 mobos are too. thumb.gif
I thought the only difference was the SSD caching and integrated video?
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post #6 of 11
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I thought the only difference was the SSD caching and integrated video?

Yes, that is true BUT it's also true that the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 will overclock better than the ASRock P67 PRO3 (8+2 Phase). So go with the Z68, it also has PCIe 3.0 for what it's worth (when you get that Ivybridge CPU). Not the selling point but nice to have none the less.
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post #7 of 11
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I thought the only difference was the SSD caching and integrated video?

oh yes and SSD caching as supports intel SRT. not sure about integrated video tho thumb.gif
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post #8 of 11
Yeah the gen3's will be able to use PCIe3 with IB and a bios update.
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post #9 of 11
The P67 Pro3 only has a single PCIe 16x lane. Go with the Extreme3 is you ever want to run more than a single GPU.
 
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post #10 of 11
I'd go with Z68. iGPU is very handy in case your dGPU fails, or when you sell dGPU you have something to use before new one comes in.
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