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Poll Results: Which board should I buy ?

 
  • 6% (2)
    AsRock F4tal1ty Pro P67 AsRock P67 Extreme 6 B3
  • 12% (4)
    AsRock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3
  • 22% (7)
    AsRock Z68 Extreme 4 Gen 3
  • 25% (8)
    AsRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3
  • 6% (2)
    AsRock P67 Extreme 6 B3
  • 25% (8)
    why no asus ?
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post #11 of 24
P67 Extreme4. smile.gif

I too don't require the ssd caching and the other 'fancy' features of the Z68, therefore a P67 would suffice.
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post #12 of 24
If you wanna OC your 2500k/2600k pretty far, or you have alot of HDDs, the Extreme6 is the way to go. That one has some really nice VRMs on it, and has a ton of SATA ports.

If you plan on upgrading to an Ivy Bridge CPU and a PCI-e 3.0 card at some point, or you just want to get the most bang for your $, go for the Extreme3.
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post #13 of 24
i vote the AsRock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 as you stated you dont need the etras provided by a z68 board and is Gen 3 PCIe 3.0 ready for IB and possibly new graphics cards. it has good spacing for crossfire or sli at 8 x 8 and at the price its a steal and has lots of bells and whistles thumb.gif
Edited by stubass - 12/23/11 at 5:28pm
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post #14 of 24
Thread Starter 
Gentlemen and scholars, all of you. Thanks for your input. The bang for buck factor swayed me to the z68 extreme 3 gen 3. All will be repped. Thanks !!
post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post

Set all fan header to auto with level 1 and speed level 1. After temperature surpass 45C then fan speed will increase to 100%.

Only one CPU header adjusts speed based on temp, the other is full 100%. I have two fans I need to run in sync with each other. It was mentioned to me to use a splitter which is a consideration. Guess I'm more disappointed in the AXTU software itself than the actual header functionality of the board.

But I digress, not very considerate of me to hijack the thread.
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post #16 of 24
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Only one CPU header adjusts speed based on temp, the other is full 100%. I have two fans I need to run in sync with each other. It was mentioned to me to use a splitter which is a consideration. Guess I'm more disappointed in the AXTU software itself than the actual header functionality of the board.
But I digress, not very considerate of me to hijack the thread.

Can you do the adjustment in BIOS?
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post #17 of 24
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Can you do the adjustment in BIOS?

From what I've gathered, the settings in BIOS are identical as the AXTU software with the exception of setting them to manual or auto. The software just overrides the BIOS settings.

I don't like the very gradual RPM ramping of the fan speeds. If the CPU spikes 30° all of a sudden it takes the fans a good half minute to catch up. I'm pretty sure I have the latest BIOS (1.3).
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post #18 of 24
To add to the OP, one thing I like about the Fatal1ty is the 6 SATA3 ports.
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post #19 of 24
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From what I've gathered, the settings in BIOS are identical as the AXTU software with the exception of setting them to manual or auto. The software just overrides the BIOS settings.
I don't like the very gradual RPM ramping of the fan speeds. If the CPU spikes 30° all of a sudden it takes the fans a good half minute to catch up. I'm pretty sure I have the latest BIOS (1.3).

In my case, I set my CPU fan on automatic with speed being level 1. Its temperature level is also level 1 (45C). My case fans are on a 5.25" fan controller. What will happen is that if CPU temperature surpassed 45C it'll immediately turn CPU fan to max. Otherwise it is on the lowest speed. I did this in BIOS. I tried AXTU before but I find that BIOS setting is superior.
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post #20 of 24
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In my case, I set my CPU fan on automatic with speed being level 1. Its temperature level is also level 1 (45C). My case fans are on a 5.25" fan controller. What will happen is that if CPU temperature surpassed 45C it'll immediately turn CPU fan to max. Otherwise it is on the lowest speed. I did this in BIOS. I tried AXTU before but I find that BIOS setting is superior.

Does yours take a while to speed up and slow down as well? Don't get me wrong, I guess I'm not griping. Just getting used to a totally different beast is all. I was used to messing with an MIVE for the last several months and the fan control in AI Suite was awesome. So I'm better off going back to a single fan setup or getting a splitter (as was suggested by another member).
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