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Hey everyone, I'm planning on getting a new rig when i move, and i am kind of stuck between motherboards. Can you guys help?
The motherboards are

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157240

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157269

and

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128513

This rig is for gaming. if you also know a more suitable mobo, please tell me.
was planning on a 2600K
Thanks
Edited by Terence369 - 1/2/12 at 5:15am
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I've been recommended the Fatal1ty Professional.
Its pretty good, lots of usb 3 and sata 3 smile.gif
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but doesnt the other Asrock have the same amount?
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I would say either of the Asrock boards. If you want a true gen3 motherboard, go with the extreme7 gen3. If you want to save some money, then go for the fatality. Also, I'm pretty sure that the fatality only supports sli, not tri-sli, but supports xifre and tri xfire. The extreme7 gen3 supports both of them. So, if you want to do a really nice triple 580 build, then grab the extreme7 gen3. The reason why I'm disregarding the Gigabyte board is because the extreme7 gen3 is imo a better board for around the same price.
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post #5 of 43
The asrock extreme7 gen3 is one of the best Z68 boards out there, so that's a really solid choice.
This one is also a good choice, a gen3 z68 fatal1ty board if you like the looks better than the extreme7:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157263
edit: The extreme7 has more pci-ports but only supports single pci-e 3.0 whereas the fatal1ty can have up to 2x 3.0.
Edited by Blizlake - 1/2/12 at 5:43am
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i would put a wote in for mine, the Asus P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3
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Is there anything in particular you're after? Number of Sata ports, PCI-E spacing, Z68 or P67, SLI / CF or TRISLI / TRIFIRE, colour etc?

The Asrock Extreme series is quite popular, more specifically the Extreme3 and Extreme4, probably has to do with the price / feature ratio and I would probably say nothing else beats it (maybe Biostar redface.gif). There are other's you could consider like the Asus P8 series which are also very popular, choosing a sandy motherboard is more about preference than anything, obviously brand name helps as the quality of the motherboard is usually associated with it.
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Is there anything in particular you're after? Number of Sata ports, PCI-E spacing, Z68 or P67, SLI / CF or TRISLI / TRIFIRE, colour etc?

The Asrock Extreme series is quite popular, more specifically the Extreme3 and Extreme4, probably has to do with the price / feature ratio and I would probably say nothing else beats it (maybe Biostar redface.gif). There are other's you could consider like the Asus P8 series which are also very popular, choosing a sandy motherboard is more about preference than anything, obviously brand name helps as the quality of the motherboard is usually associated with it.

Choosing a mobo has become quite a task with sandy as there are so many good choices. ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte are all equal in quality and features so it comes down to what brand you like the most. I remember the difficulty when I was buying a mobo and now there's even more of 'em.
Btw, how's Biostar nowadays?
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Is there anything in particular you're after? Number of Sata ports, PCI-E spacing, Z68 or P67, SLI / CF or TRISLI / TRIFIRE, colour etc?

The Asrock Extreme series is quite popular, more specifically the Extreme3 and Extreme4, probably has to do with the price / feature ratio and I would probably say nothing else beats it (maybe Biostar redface.gif). There are other's you could consider like the Asus P8 series which are also very popular, choosing a sandy motherboard is more about preference than anything, obviously brand name helps as the quality of the motherboard is usually associated with it.

Choosing a mobo has become quite a task with sandy as there are so many good choices. ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte are all equal in quality and features so it comes down to what brand you like the most. I remember the difficulty when I was buying a mobo and now there's even more of 'em.
Btw, how's Biostar nowadays?

I did manage to play around with the Biostar TP67XE for a couple hours and I quite liked it, especially the price tongue.gif Over here in the UK it cost around £100, newegg had it for around $120 I believe and $80 or so open box. 10phase VRM with CF and SLI, just lacks some of the 'bells and whistle' the other more expensive motherboards have.smile.gif
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Is there anything in particular you're after? Number of Sata ports, PCI-E spacing, Z68 or P67, SLI / CF or TRISLI / TRIFIRE, colour etc?
The Asrock Extreme series is quite popular, more specifically the Extreme3 and Extreme4, probably has to do with the price / feature ratio and I would probably say nothing else beats it (maybe Biostar redface.gif). There are other's you could consider like the Asus P8 series which are also very popular, choosing a sandy motherboard is more about preference than anything, obviously brand name helps as the quality of the motherboard is usually associated with it.

wow thanks for all the feedback. I'm not really sure on how much ports and spacing i need can you guys help me with that? umm i looked into it and im not quite sure what the difference is between Z68 or P67. Is i t just price? i would probably say im gonna go xfire, ummm color? I dont think it really matters but red is pretty neat. as for brand, i have no preference, but i would say Asrock, Asus or Gigabyte because my friends like it
Edited by Terence369 - 1/2/12 at 9:39am
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