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I installed mine last week and its been bothering me that this board is really easy to bend and feels cheap. For some reason there arent any screw holes near the 24pin atx and when you push down on it, it freaking bends super easy compared to the last LGA775 boards I've had. Is Asus using crap materials?
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I believe in general all manufactures are making their boards a bit thinner these days, I don't have that particular board but i do have an asus x79 and it can flex a bunch when pushing in connectors. But i also own a higher range MSI board that does the same thing. Pretty much any board Ive picked up lately has about the same thickness board.

Dont fret. I know a few guys that have that board. And what it lacks in rigidity it make up for in performance.
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You bought the lowest version of the z68 board.......

The board itself should be the same. Mine bends near the ATX power as well but I just use my hand to hold it when I plug in power; you only plug it in once.....

Your board only has 4 phase power so don't expect high overclocks......shame since you got a 2700K.
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Originally Posted by matty0610 View Post

I installed mine last week and its been bothering me that this board is really easy to bend and feels cheap. For some reason there arent any screw holes near the 24pin atx and when you push down on it, it freaking bends super easy compared to the last LGA775 boards I've had. Is Asus using crap materials?

LE and LX are low tier Z68 boards. Personally I find that LX is an unnecessary product, and that LE is priced too high compared to ASRock Z68 Pro3 and Biostar TZ68A+.

So it is possible that they are using lower quality material on the board. As long as you install your component correctly, it should not have been a problem. Despite being a lower tier board it will have no problem taking your 2700K to 4.5 GHz. After that it depends on your CPU and your PSU (how clean is the +12 V).
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