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Now i am down to choosing either the Z68 ASRock Extreme 4 Gen 3 or the P67 version.

1) Are both high quality boards?
2) Any glaring problems i should know about?
3) Will it work with corsair vengeance ram?


God what a annoying week of deciding and reading reviews
Edited by XxVaptex467Xx - 1/6/12 at 9:55am
   
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I had an extreme 4 gen 3 for about a day before taking it back to Microcenter. The sata ports would disable themselves and the only way to boot was into portable linux when I used my mouse or logitech g110 keyboard in the USB slots. Didn't matter whether they were on the front panel or the back. It OC'd alright and I don't think it had issues with my 1866 vengeance ram. Then the UEFI bios was quite glitchy it was acting like the keyboard was mashing down the left arrow key, and mouse was useless. I also was not able to manually type in voltages, but that was due to bios design. Many people seem to have no issues with Asrock, but I didn't like my experience, I found other people were having similar issues on the z68 gen 3 boards so I just went back to Asus.

Take everything I said with a grain of salt though, I didn't want to mess with it, and the newer bios just made matters worse need more input.
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I like my p67 extreme4 and my roomate likes his p67 extreme6. I have had no issues at all with my board and it is rock sold at 4.5 ghz. I would get the z68 just because of the fact that it's newer. Asrock is quickly becoming one of the best brands for enthusiast boards. Their quality has gone up significantly after they broke off from Asus and became their own company
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post #4 of 15
1) Yes
2) No
3) Yes

I have heard of a few folks having issues with the board but the very large majority have had no issues that i'm aware of. I myself have had No issues what so ever, rock solid, great preformance, and very easy to overclock.
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post #5 of 15
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+1 Thanks for your help i will get p67 because i see no reason to get z68 save some $$$ for another hdd
   
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+1 Thanks for your help i will get p67 because i see no reason to get z68 save some $$$ for another hdd

Smart move!
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I put together a new PC for my dad this past Christmas comprising of a P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 board and a 2600K. No problems whatsoever.

PS - Overclocking is such a breeze on these Asrock boards. Changed the CPU multiplier to 45x, bumped up the vcore to 1.344v (don't remember which +/- offset), and enabled Level 3 LLC. 4.5Ghz fully stable Prime/IBT. I could have gone with a lower vcore but after two days of non-stop testing, my dad wanted to get some work done. tongue.gif
Edited by NitrousX - 1/6/12 at 1:10pm
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I put together a new PC for my dad this past Christmas comprising of a P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 board and a 2600K. No problems whatsoever.
PS - Overclocking is such a breeze on these Asrock boards. Changed the CPU multiplier to 45x, bumped up the vcore to 1.344v (don't remember which +/- offset), and enabled Level 3 LLC. 4.5Ghz fully stable Prime/IBT. I could have gone with a lower vcore but after two days of non-stop testing, my dad wanted to get some work done. tongue.gif

Yeah that's like me lol. I put my multi at 45, vcore at 1.35 and have been stable with no problems! Temps are really low so I really don't see a reason to mess with my OC to get the voltage lower.
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I put together a new PC for my dad this past Christmas comprising of a P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 board and a 2600K. No problems whatsoever.
PS - Overclocking is such a breeze on these Asrock boards. Changed the CPU multiplier to 45x, bumped up the vcore to 1.344v (don't remember which +/- offset), and enabled Level 3 LLC. 4.5Ghz fully stable Prime/IBT. I could have gone with a lower vcore but after two days of non-stop testing, my dad wanted to get some work done. tongue.gif
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Yeah that's like me lol. I put my multi at 45, vcore at 1.35 and have been stable with no problems! Temps are really low so I really don't see a reason to mess with my OC to get the voltage lower.

Come on guy's, Don't give up now! 4.5ghz is the easy part. Wouln't you like to see how far these chip's can go? I'm not saying run them at their max overclock but just to see what they got and drop them to your comfort zone once done.
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i ended up getting the P8Z68-V/Gen3
   
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