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I'm going to build my new rig in a week or so and the mobo question is Z68 or P67. If I get the P67 im going to get the Asus deluxe version if I get the Z68 im going to get an Asus Z68 V-pro. The biggest question I have is are the features I've read about on the Z68 mobo worth it. I am just using my rig for light gaming and school work and I don't plan on upgrading for at least 2 years. I am not going to wait for ivy to come out or upgrade to it so it also seams that the new PCIe 3.0 won't be worth it to me. From what I have read the new GPU's wont even take advantage of PCIe 3.0 unless they are in multi-gpu setups. Both boards are the same price on newegg so I guess it is more of a deluxe P67 features vs. less mobo features but Z68 features and PCIe 3.0 capabilities.

Any thoughts on what I should choose?
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I'm going to build my new rig in a week or so and the mobo question is Z68 or P67. If I get the P67 im going to get the Asus deluxe version if I get the Z68 im going to get an Asus Z68 V-pro. The biggest question I have is are the features I've read about on the Z68 mobo worth it. I am just using my rig for light gaming and school work and I don't plan on upgrading for at least 2 years. I am not going to wait for ivy to come out or upgrade to it so it also seams that the new PCIe 3.0 won't be worth it to me. From what I have read the new GPU's wont even take advantage of PCIe 3.0 unless they are in multi-gpu setups. Both boards are the same price on newegg so I guess it is more of a deluxe P67 features vs. less mobo features but Z68 features and PCIe 3.0 capabilities.
Any thoughts on what I should choose?

The ONLY Feature that the Z68 Flags is the LUCID VIRTU..

More on the read about VIRTU here..
Virtu by LucidLogix
Bit tech


If you are going to JUST use a Dedicated Graphics solution just grab the P67 platform and save the bucks and get a good SET of Memory or a beefed up GPU for gaming..or even an SSD for SPEED..

HTH thumb.gif
Edited by kairi_zeroblade - 12/12/11 at 10:35pm
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The gap between P67 and Z68 is mostly close. Only few exception where P67 is much cheaper than Z68 counterpart.

I would get Z68 honestly, iGPU does come in handy when you need to take off your dGPU for whatever reason.
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I've read alot of people have had headaches with the LUCID VIRTU software is that true?
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The gap between P67 and Z68 is mostly close. Only few exception where P67 is much cheaper than Z68 counterpart.
I would get Z68 honestly, iGPU does come in handy when you need to take off your dGPU for whatever reason.

I have an old PNY 9400 Geforce card to use if my GPU goes down.
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go the P67 En-route and save up a few bucks.. thumb.gif

and YES sometimes VIRTU is giving out troubles than its meant to be a SOLUTION..
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I've read alot of people have had headaches with the LUCID VIRTU software is that true?

In my opinion Virtu should be used as a way to use QuickSync, not saving power with iGPU. Most people went for the later, and it'll be quite a pain to register every game application on Virtu.
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Go with a P67. Z68 really don't offer much unless you don't want a dedicated GPU or you're doing to use a SSD as a cache... but with prices of SSDs, you should just be using one as a boot drive, anyway.
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