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Looking to buy a new z68 mobo to go with a 2500k/2600k. I'd like it to be fairly future proof, reliable, high quality and overclock well. Doesn't matter if it's ATX or mATX because I'll buy a new case to suit it (Arc Midi or Mini)
I've been looking at the Maximus Gene-Z for a mATX build and I really like it but it lacks PCI-E 3.0 and only has hdmi out.
For ATX I was looking at the P8Z68-V/Gen3 and it looks pretty good but the amount of people that have had boot problems etc. worries me a bit.
I've also looked at a few Gigabyte boards but they seem to lack video outputs and because I want to utilise Lucid Virtu they are currently a no go.

So who can recommend me a board?

Thanks in advance.

Tom
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Future proof with a new socket coming out?
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Don't worry about PCI Xpress 3.0. Get the Asus board you like.
    
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Does PCIe 3.0 matter if you are getting a Sandy Bridge processor? Sure boards may be PCIe 3 ready, but that won't even be used unless you get a Ivy Bridge processor.

With all that being said, the Gene-Z supports PCIe 3.0. Here is Asus' PCIe 3.0 Qualifying List.
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Originally Posted by Furball Zen View Post

Future proof with a new socket coming out?

What new socket? LGA1155 is still being used for Ivy Bridge. LGA2011 will be used for both SB-E and IB-E. They are bringing new chipsets for Ivy Bridge, but all that seems to bring so far is native USB 3.0. Chipset =/= Socket.
Edited by importflip - 12/8/11 at 9:49am
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Take a look at Asrock, I would recommend either the Extreme3 GEN or the Extreme4 GEN3. The price / feature is unbeatable. thumb.gif
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post #7 of 7
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I suppose I don't really need PCI-E 3.0 yet. Thanks for pointing that out. I'll have a long think about what I need/don't need. I'm leaning towards the Gene-Z at the moment but that might be because it looks very similar to my current board and would blend in nicely. My brain is going to hurt after this.

Thanks for everyone's input. smile.gif
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120GB Samsung 750 EVO 500GB Samsung 750 EVO Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2 6x 20mm EK Vardar F4-120ER Cooling Fans in Black 
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