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I will be using the i5 2500k overclocked and sli gtx 580's.

#1

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0378096

#2

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0373373
post #2 of 17
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Originally Posted by lennon95 View Post

I will be using the i5 2500k overclocked and sli gtx 580's.
#1
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0378096
#2
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0373373

I've been using #1 for two weeks now, no complaints. ASRock (#2) has an additional two 6Gb/s SATA controllers. Will you use them? I prefer ASUS, although they own ASRock.
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Go for Asus. More polished bios . Better support .
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I've been using #1 for two weeks now, no complaints. ASRock (#2) has an additional two 6Gb/s SATA controllers. Will you use them? I prefer ASUS, although they own ASRock.

Thanks for the reply, how is the board working for you? Is overclocking easy through the bios? Overall do you think it's really worth $185?
post #5 of 17
Ive owned both an asus p67 and now have that exact asrock board and I must say I prefer the asrock

I believe it just looks more badass in my comp

Bios wise the asus is a lil better but when actually settings the bios/overclocking no one bios is better

I found the asrock to give me a better overclock, couldn't seem to stabilize the asus as well

Dont get me wrong though, used plenty asus boards before and this was my first asrock but I love it but as you will find you have your asus fan boys and asrock fan boys and both will big up each brand but at the end of the day both boards are excellent boards and you cant go wrong either way just compare the 2 and see which one has the upper adge with features for you build
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Now wanting to hijack this thread,

but is there going to be any major departure from the P67/Z68 mobo soon? We have entered the year of the dragon!

I ask because i'm about to build my first rig and I know that right NOW Z68 is where all the hype is and the i5 2500k... but 3 months down the road would one be let down by having invested in a Z68 build?

To rephrase: will Z68 be THE mobo of choice for all of 2012?
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Now wanting to hijack this thread,
but is there going to be any major departure from the P67/Z68 mobo soon? We have entered the year of the dragon!
I ask because i'm about to build my first rig and I know that right NOW Z68 is where all the hype is and the i5 2500k... but 3 months down the road would one be let down by having invested in a Z68 build?
To rephrase: will Z68 be THE mobo of choice for all of 2012?

No

I think the board to get will be a new z77 and new ivy bridge chip
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post #8 of 17
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I was fairly sure ivy bridge worked on p67/z68. Will these mobos bottleneck the CPU... Can a motherboard even do that...?
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Yea because the main point in having a desktop build is that you can upgrade it piece by piece. But if every 6 months you need to get an entirely new mobo and along with it an entirely new cpu, then that's hardly what i'd call a small upgrade. Basically the only pieces you can keep are the psu and ram, and case.
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