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post #21 of 38
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Thanks guys, I will take a look at that build for sure. smile.gif

This mobo will be good right? That and the i5 2500 cpu? Or look for a better mobo?

ASUS P8Z68-M Pro LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
post #22 of 38
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Thanks guys, I will take a look at that build for sure. smile.gif
This mobo will be good right? That and the i5 2500 cpu? Or look for a better mobo?
ASUS P8Z68-M Pro LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

that motherboard looks just fine! thumb.gif just note, there is a difference between the 2500 and 2500k, and for the difference in $, you should go with the 2500k.
post #23 of 38
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that motherboard looks just fine! thumb.gif just note, there is a difference between the 2500 and 2500k, and for the difference in $, you should go with the 2500k.

Yes, I mean the 2500K just keep forgetting the K ! Thanks for looking out thumb.gif

Now I'm thinking this mobo thats for sale here, its new and comes with a new WC block for it for 150 shipped....

ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


I just don't know the difference between the p67 vs the z68's, prob a stupid question tongue.gif ... sorry just got home from a long day at work and I'm too tired to read a whole bunch of stuff at the moment so I'm taking the easy way out and asking here!!! At least I'm honest tongue.gif lol

Thanks everyone, very cool and friendly site so far thumb.gif
post #24 of 38
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Or......

ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


Another possible stupid question! Im just full of them tonight, I see this has PCI Express 3.0x16 slots. Will a Express 2.0x16 slots video card work in there also? Because all the 3.0 gpus are mega bucks!?

Sorry guys. But thanks thumb.gifthumb.gif
post #25 of 38
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Yes, I mean the 2500K just keep forgetting the K ! Thanks for looking out thumb.gif
Now I'm thinking this mobo thats for sale here, its new and comes with a new WC block for it for 150 shipped....
ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
I just don't know the difference between the p67 vs the z68's, prob a stupid question tongue.gif ... sorry just got home from a long day at work and I'm too tired to read a whole bunch of stuff at the moment so I'm taking the easy way out and asking here!!! At least I'm honest tongue.gif lol
Thanks everyone, very cool and friendly site so far thumb.gif

that motherboard is fine, Z68 offers SSD caching (small ssd for cache, usually paired with a slower big drive like a 2tb blue) and onboard video out (not all motherboards have this, but most z68 do.) Z68 is pretty gimmicky, but most P67 boards from launch have been revised or discontinued, so you may want to go with a newer "gen 3" (meaning pcie3 ready) so you can upgrade in the future to ivy bridge. all p67 and z68 boards are compatible with ivy bridge via a bios update, so no worries there. you might want to wait and get ivy bridge, because for the same price you can get more performance, and it's launching sometime this year as far as i know, specifically in the next 6 months.
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Or......
ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Another possible stupid question! Im just full of them tonight, I see this has PCI Express 3.0x16 slots. Will a Express 2.0x16 slots video card work in there also? Because all the 3.0 gpus are mega bucks!?
Sorry guys. But thanks thumb.gifthumb.gif

The PCI-E 3.0 standard only gets used when you use a Ivy Bridge CPU, so it's irrelevant if you're going SB. you can still use pcie 3.0 with 2.0 and see minor performance differences, and you can use 2.0 on 3.0 slots. the asrock series of boards has been getting a boat load of good reviews lately, i'd say go with that, unless you're 100% going to watercool, the asus board sounds like a good deal smile.gif
Edited by xDriftyy - 1/30/12 at 4:54pm
post #26 of 38
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that motherboard is fine, Z68 offers SSD caching (small ssd for cache, usually paired with a slower big drive like a 2tb blue) and onboard video out (not all motherboards have this, but most z68 do.) Z68 is pretty gimmicky, but most P67 boards from launch have been revised or discontinued, so you may want to go with a newer "gen 3" (meaning pcie3 ready) so you can upgrade in the future to ivy bridge. all p67 and z68 boards are compatible with ivy bridge via a bios update, so no worries there. you might want to wait and get ivy bridge, because for the same price you can get more performance, and it's launching sometime this year as far as i know, specifically in the next 6 months.
The PCI-E 3.0 standard only gets used when you use a Ivy Bridge CPU, so it's irrelevant if you're going SB. you can still use pcie 3.0 with 2.0 and see minor performance differences, and you can use 2.0 on 3.0 slots. the asrock series of boards has been getting a boat load of good reviews lately, i'd say go with that, unless you're 100% going to watercool, the asus board sounds like a good deal smile.gif

But I can still water cool the Asrock board right Ill just need to buy the block for it? Because if thats the case Id rather buy that Asrock one for possible future upgrades, (chip and better gpu etc for the future). So again, if thats the case Ill buy that one and Im looking at the "EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P3-1469-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card" and that will work with it right? Im thinking so, hopefully Im thinking correctly! lol...

Thanks so much man for your help.
post #27 of 38
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But I can still water cool the Asrock board right Ill just need to buy the block for it? Because if thats the case Id rather buy that Asrock one for possible future upgrades, (chip and better gpu etc for the future). So again, if thats the case Ill buy that one and Im looking at the "EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P3-1469-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card" and that will work with it right? Im thinking so, hopefully Im thinking correctly! lol...
Thanks so much man for your help.

If you're gaming at 1080p, you probably want more of a card. A 2GB 560Ti would be much better, and anything up from that even more of a plus. i.e.) 560ti 448core, gtx 570, radeon 6970 (or take your chances with unlocking a 6950), and a 580 is getting into the higher end. new gpu's are coming out soon, you may want to wait a bit for those as well. that asrock board can be cooled by any 1155 mounted block, which almost every block has 1155 or 1156 (both work for 1155 boards). you're welcome for the help, if you did find me helpful, i would appreciate a +rep smile.gif
post #28 of 38
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If you're gaming at 1080p, you probably want more of a card. A 2GB 560Ti would be much better, and anything up from that even more of a plus. i.e.) 560ti 448core, gtx 570, radeon 6970 (or take your chances with unlocking a 6950), and a 580 is getting into the higher end. new gpu's are coming out soon, you may want to wait a bit for those as well. that asrock board can be cooled by any 1155 mounted block, which almost every block has 1155 or 1156 (both work for 1155 boards). you're welcome for the help, if you did find me helpful, i would appreciate a +rep smile.gif

Sweet, that board it is, I sent the guy a PM. Hopefully he will sell to me as he said only reputable people, I have many other forums I am on and ebay with all positive feedback. I told him this so hopefully he will trust me! lol


I would give you rep if I knew how to, on other threads I see the rep button but for some reason on my thread I don't see it. Ill try and figure it out when I get out the shower. Gotta wake my self up somehow, I'm falling a sleep doing research! Thanks thumb.gif
post #29 of 38
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Sweet, that board it is, I sent the guy a PM. Hopefully he will sell to me as he said only reputable people, I have many other forums I am on and ebay with all positive feedback. I told him this so hopefully he will trust me! lol
I would give you rep if I knew how to, on other threads I see the rep button but for some reason on my thread I don't see it. Ill try and figure it out when I get out the shower. Gotta wake my self up somehow, I'm falling a sleep doing research! Thanks thumb.gif

it's next to the reply button on a post usually, i don't think you can +rep in the new user section. anyways, i hope it all works out for you. you should start a build log in the build log section and document this from step one. alot of people like watching these things be built, even if it isn't a $4,000 system.
post #30 of 38
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it's next to the reply button on a post usually, i don't think you can +rep in the new user section. anyways, i hope it all works out for you. you should start a build log in the build log section and document this from step one. alot of people like watching these things be built, even if it isn't a $4,000 system.

I will look for a post to rep you for your help, you must be right about the new people section that doesn't have the +rep button. EDIT, I found one and gave you rep for helping me. Thank you again and everyone else for that matter.

I will no doubt make a thread in there of my build, I like to do those as they help me locate helpful info that people give me, quickly by looking at my thread.

Thanks! thumb.gifthumb.gif


Well I got some good news, I ended up making a purchase on here from a guy that was selling a nice ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard.

And this NZXT Switch 810 case should be out very soon and I'm going to be ordering that as soon as I see it in stock. Than I will order my I5 2500K CPU. And so on!

Once I get the case in I will start a thread on my build, just want to get some equipment 1st before starting it. tongue.gif
Edited by MP SLY MP - 2/1/12 at 3:06pm
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