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Poll Results: What Motherboard Should I Choose

 
  • 66% (2)
    ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z
  • 0% (0)
    ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3
  • 33% (1)
    Other MoBo
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post #1 of 10
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I Pretty much have everything Picked. My System I have now is almost 5 Years old & it's time for a new one. I will Play Games, Encode & Edit Video, Chief Architect, & a little CAD. I Will OC it & have fun as well. I have been a member of this Community for a few months & I value You Guys Input as i have read plenty of threads. I have learned a lot & will continue to read. It has to be a Z68 Platform. I REALLY like the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z & ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3. I will buy extra Fans for the H100 for Push/Pull action. As this is my second build & I will dip in full water cooling as I learn more off the site. I AM OPEN TO OTHER SUGGESTIONS AS WELL

Also I have a DVD & Blueray Writer already, a 1.5TB Storage Drive as well.

Corsair Obsidian Series 650D
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139006

(2) EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 448 Cores Classified 1280MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130739

OR

HIS Radeon HD 7970 3GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161399

CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139015

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

(2) CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 16GB Total
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233180

Corsair Force Series GT 180GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233211

CORSAIR H100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017

Thanks in Advance Everybody!
Edited by PatrickCrowely - 1/30/12 at 3:03pm
 
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ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3
any of these
ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3

all 3 are great borads but you will save you about $80 -$120 over the ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 with the exteme4 s which you could put towards a nice SSD thumb.gif
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Isn't the ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 PCI-E Lanes Limited & how is the support for this board? (Community & Bios)
 
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Originally Posted by PatrickCrowely View Post

Isn't the ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 PCI-E Lanes Limited & how is the support for this board? (Community & Bios)

well the UEFI BIOS is pretty good as i have heard, some may beg to differ..
not sure about the actual ASRock community but some here on OCN are good such as http://www.overclock.net/t/1138581/official-asrock-z68-discussion-owners-club
and there is some info on the PCIe lanes on the boards page http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme4%20Gen3
but i havernt heard anything much on any limits of the ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 PCI-E Lanes.. thinking.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stubass View Post

well the UEFI BIOS is pretty good as i have heard, some may beg to differ..
not sure about the actual ASRock community but some here on OCN are good such as http://www.overclock.net/t/1138581/official-asrock-z68-discussion-owners-club
and there is some info on the PCIe lanes on the boards page http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme4%20Gen3
but i havernt heard anything much on any limits of the ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 PCI-E Lanes.. thinking.gif

Thank You, I am hearing that Asrock has came a long way, but I read on here from a Guy that does Reviews that, they don't use top notch hardware. One thing that is common between both these boards is that they both can use IVY Bridge & that is a big money saver if I decide to switch a chip out in a year or so. Yeah it doesn't have the NF200 Chip, so it's lanes are available from the CPU. Also I am sure I will be adding different hardware to whatever board, so a MATX board is out.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PatrickCrowely View Post

Thank You, I am hearing that Asrock has came a long way, but I read on here from a Guy that does Reviews that, they don't use top notch hardware. One thing that is common between both these boards is that they both can use IVY Bridge & that is a big money saver if I decide to switch a chip out in a year or so. Yeah it doesn't have the NF200 Chip, so it's lanes are available from the CPU. Also I am sure I will be adding different hardware to whatever board, so a MATX board is out.

If I'm not mistaken, almost all 1155 boards will be able to support Ivy (except some like the Q67, Q65, and B65 chipsets). They may not support the SUB 3.0, but they will still be able to run Ivy with a BIOS update.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fox3r View Post

If I'm not mistaken, almost all 1155 boards will be able to support Ivy (except some like the Q67, Q65, and B65 chipsets). They may not support the SUB 3.0, but they will still be able to run Ivy with a BIOS update.

you are correct thumb.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by PatrickCrowely View Post

Thank You, I am hearing that Asrock has came a long way, but I read on here from a Guy that does Reviews that, they don't use top notch hardware. One thing that is common between both these boards is that they both can use IVY Bridge & that is a big money saver if I decide to switch a chip out in a year or so. Yeah it doesn't have the NF200 Chip, so it's lanes are available from the CPU. Also I am sure I will be adding different hardware to whatever board, so a MATX board is out.

they have come along way to be one of the big 3 in the market place. yep, you can drop an ivy bridge in nicley and being a gen3 board i beleive you dont nbeed a bios update and have PCIe 3.0 slots which as time goes will eventually come in handy smile.gif
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Don't forget the Z68 FATAL1TY. It's pretty good, and it still has a PS/2 slot if you are interested in Mechanical Keyboards.
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Don't forget the Z68 FATAL1TY. It's pretty good, and it still has a PS/2 slot if you are interested in Mechanical Keyboards.

I just saw this board, reading up on it now. Thank you...thumb.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by fox3r View Post

If I'm not mistaken, almost all 1155 boards will be able to support Ivy (except some like the Q67, Q65, and B65 chipsets). They may not support the SUB 3.0, but they will still be able to run Ivy with a BIOS update.

Yes that's right & I only want a Z68, but will take a good P67.
Quote:
Originally Posted by stubass View Post

they have come along way to be one of the big 3 in the market place. yep, you can drop an ivy bridge in nicley and being a gen3 board i beleive you dont nbeed a bios update and have PCIe 3.0 slots which as time goes will eventually come in handy smile.gif

People think it won't come in play. I believe Gen 3 will be the way to go once Ivy hits the market. The performance is hidden right now, but when they hit shelves it will be well worth it
 
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Went with Maximus
 
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