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that one's ok
this one's more solid http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131771

this one's just as good if you only run one gpu

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138344

dual gpu on an asrock would be hard anyway..the bottom slot is wayyy too low

also maximus 4 gene-z is good <<i plan on this for my next purchase
 
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that one's ok
this one's more solid http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131771
this one's just as good if you only run one gpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138344
dual gpu on an asrock would be hard anyway..the bottom slot is wayyy too low
also maximus 4 gene-z is good <<i plan on this for my next purchase

TZ68K+ is not really a good buy, considering that Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 is priced similarly and has more feature packed.
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post #33 of 65
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So it looks like Microcenter has a few things to look at in my budget.
For $461.77 I can pick up tomorrow

i5 2500k for $179.99 + tax
and a ASRock Extreme4 Gen 3 z68 for $184.99-$50 for the combo.
That price also has the OS in it too.

or for a total of $488.94 I can change mobo's to the ASUS p8z68-v PRO/GEN 3 mobo.
I can order the mouse form newegg still. The only place local that has one instock is best buy and they want list price...not going to happen lol.

So, Any final though's or closing arguments? I have clearance from the wife to "spend a little extra" if I can get everything from microcenter and do it now, she dosn't like the idea of saving a few bucks to wait until next week to get her PC lol. So tomorrow I'm buying one of those combo's. Might just have to flip a coin lol.
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While ASUS one is a higher quality board (and has better BIOS), I don't think it is worth extra ~$20 for it. Considering that they both share the same critical features.
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post #35 of 65
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While ASUS one is a higher quality board (and has better BIOS), I don't think it is worth extra ~$20 for it. Considering that they both share the same critical features.

Yea, that is what I'm struggling with. They both look identical side by side on paper.
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Yea, that is what I'm struggling with. They both look identical side by side on paper.

Well if you are comfortable with the blue scheme (which many people don't), flip a coin.
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Well if you are comfortable with the blue scheme (which many people don't), flip a coin.

Color means little here lol. My current UD3 is black with gunmetal heatsinks. My ram is Black and blue JipJaw's X

So it wont matter one way or the other lol.
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From my experience I'd say it's best to poney up the extra 20 bucks for the Asus. I will never and I honestly mean NEVER use any mother board other then Asus again. It's all I had ever used and never had a single problem.

Well I got cought up in all the EVGA ftw mb hype and bought one for my current system. I have never had so many problems with a MB in my life. Ram choosing randomly when it will and will not recognize. Bios settings reverting to whatever it wants whenever it wants. It really has been a nightmare.

Now all I really want is to upgrade my video card but b/c this MB sucks the big one I'm basically going to rebuild an entire pc here shortly.

Save yourself the time, the headache and the future money. Spend the extra $20 now and be happy for a much longer period.
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I would save the $28 and get the asrock z68 exteme4 gen3. Awsome borads and now in the top 3 mobo manufactures. Either way you go you will have a nice solid platform thumb.gif
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AsRock z68 Extreme4 Gen3... that is all....
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