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what ever board you get make sure its a gen3 as they all have pcie 3.o and can support ivy bridge
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Yea, Looks like I'm going to get the ASRock z68 Extreme 3 gen 3 from newegg. Microcenter wants more for it. and I think it will work great, it will support ssd's better when I do that later this year, supports dual GPU setups, should work with my current ram and cooler set up just fine, and its cheap!

Add in one very cheap i5 2500k and where good.

Thats a total of $229.61 from newegg shipping and all(mobo and OS)

and $179.99 from microcenter for the i5.

Total should be around $415 to $420 or so.


EDIT: forgot to add the G400 lol. Add 38 bucks from newegg and to the total....about $450***
Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 1/18/12 at 11:06am
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awesome congrats!

is the price difference from newegg to microcenter large enough to offset the $50 discount for mobo+cpu combo?
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awesome congrats!
is the price difference from newegg to microcenter large enough to offset the $50 discount for mobo+cpu combo?

What CPU mobo Combo???

Microcenter only has the Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 LGA for 189.99+Tax frown.gif vs the Z68 Extreme 3 gen 3 at Newegg for 121.99 + shipping ($4)

Then microcenter has the Intel i5 2500k for $179.99 vs newegg's $229.99+tax

Lastly I need to get a G400 mouse. When microcenter had them last(current out) they where $49.99 vs Newegg's $37.99 +shipping(4 bucks)

Ohh yea, Microcenter also my local microcenter has never had OEM OS's, only retail. Might as well get it a the egg lol.

The difference is 60 bucks if I get the mobo from microcenter frown.gif
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i have heard the ASrock Z68 Extreme 3 gen 3 has crappy VRMs though im not 100% sure about this..
i would still look at it or the ASrock Z68 Extreme 4 gen 3 as ASRock have really come along way since a fews years ago when they broke away from Asus thumb.gif
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post #26 of 65
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i have heard the ASrock Z68 Extreme 3 gen 3 has crappy VRMs though im not 100% sure about this..
i would still look at it or the ASrock Z68 Extreme 4 gen 3 as ASRock have really come along way since a fews years ago when they broke away from Asus thumb.gif

Extreme series (3/4/7) all use same VRM configuration. Only Fataly uses 12+4 VRM setup.
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Extreme series (3/4/7) all use same VRM configuration. Only Fataly uses 12+4 VRM setup.

sweet, yeah i wasnt 100% sure on what i was told is true or if i was being trolled tongue.gif
so do you aggree the VRMs are fine on the extreme series? smile.gif
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sweet, yeah i wasnt 100% sure on what i was told is true or if i was being trolled tongue.gif
so do you aggree the VRMs are fine on the extreme series? smile.gif

Yep. They are fine. You only need 12 or more phases if you are doing 5.0 GHz + OC, which I assume sub-zero cooling is needed.
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asus p8z68-v pro gen 3
better hurry not many left at that price

This, I have the p8z68-v mobo and would gladly pay that price for the pro/gen 3
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Yep. They are fine. You only need 12 or more phases if you are doing 5.0 GHz + OC, which I assume sub-zero cooling is needed.

thanks dude for confirming this. +rep smile.gif
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