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well are z68 boards better? because p67 boards are cheaper.

Depends if you need any of those features. If you don't need any of those features go with the P67.

Also I don't know any P67 Motherboards with PCIE 3.0 support if that matters to you. thumb.gif
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post #22 of 47
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Depends if you need any of those features. If you don't need any of those features go with the P67.
Also I don't know any P67 Motherboards with PCIE 3.0 support if that matters to you. thumb.gif

this^^^ only if you would like to use any of thoose features..
if you want a good solid mid range P67 board that has PCIe 3.0 for if you want it and get an Ivy CPU then look at
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265 thumb.gif
will do xfire or sli on PCIe 3.0 at x8 x8
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post #23 of 47
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I haven't heard a single problem with anyone having issues with either the 2500K or the 2600K and crossfire. Also the p67 and z68 boards are practically identical specs wise.
Z68 adds Intel Integrated GPU support, Intel Smart Response, Lucid Virtue, Intel Quick Sync. thumb.gif

I'm not even sure what these do other then integrated gpu support. What are the rest?
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I'm not even sure what these do other then integrated gpu support. What are the rest?

Intel Smart Response: is when you use an SSD as a cache your HDD
Lucid Virtue: http://www.lucidlogix.com/
Intel Quick Sync: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/quick-sync-video/quick-sync-video-general.html smile.gif
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post #25 of 47
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Intel Smart Response: is when you use an SSD as a cache your HDD
Lucid Virtue: http://www.lucidlogix.com/
Intel Quick Sync: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/quick-sync-video/quick-sync-video-general.html smile.gif

how do you hook up a ssd as a cache to your hdd? Could i get like a 60gb SSD and hook it up and have the intel smart response know what to do with it? That would speed up my system a lot wouldn't it. I mean all i do on my computer is game so would it help with games? the Lucid Virtue sounds like it is all game related like it helps utilize the power between the cpu and gpu does that help much?
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Okay well i'm thinking an SSD right now just isn't a big enough thing for me as it only helps load times in gaming and that doesn't concern me at all. I'm fine with my load times. I'm wondering if i should get some better ram though. Maybe some 1600mhz probably only going to increase performance a fps or two though right. Anyway i'm thinking i really don't need the additional features on the z68 boards so maybe i should just save myself $25 bucks and get this one.


Board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265
Edited by geazy - 2/5/12 at 9:49am
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Okay well i'm thinking an SSD right now just isn't a big enough thing for me as it only helps load times in gaming and that doesn't concern me at all. I'm fine with my load times. I'm wondering if i should get some better ram though. Maybe some 1600mhz probably only going to increase performance a fps or two though right. Anyway i'm thinking i really don't need the additional features on the z68 boards so maybe i should just save myself $25 bucks and get this one.
Board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265

I did the cpu and gpu overlay in bf3 and here it is. this was at about 30fps on min.......what does this mean to you. I'm not sure how to read it.

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post #29 of 47
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Okay well i'm thinking an SSD right now just isn't a big enough thing for me as it only helps load times in gaming and that doesn't concern me at all. I'm fine with my load times. I'm wondering if i should get some better ram though. Maybe some 1600mhz probably only going to increase performance a fps or two though right. Anyway i'm thinking i really don't need the additional features on the z68 boards so maybe i should just save myself $25 bucks and get this one.
Board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265

aggree, tho one good thing about the x68 as well is the use of onboard graphics for if your garphics card dies and your wiaiting for another one you can stilll use your rig.
as to Intel SRT this vidfeo can be explaind better than me http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/solid-state-drives/ssd-smart-response-video.html
but to me if you get a SSD i wouldnt worry about intel RST and put the OS and apps on the SSD and use your mech drive for data and games. maybe games that load maps and different worlds might benifit from being on the SSD.. for an SSD i would look at eiter a crucial m4 64GB or a smasung 830 64GB or the 128GB models depending how much you want to spend..

i aggree with you, geazy and look at the ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 thumb.gif
Edited by stubass - 2/5/12 at 2:03pm
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post #30 of 47
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aggree, tho one good thing about the x68 as well is the use of onboard graphics for if your garphics card dies and your wiaiting for another one you can stilll use your rig.
as to Intel SRT this vidfeo can be explaind better than me http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/solid-state-drives/ssd-smart-response-video.html
but to me if you get a SSD i wouldnt worry about intel RST and put the OS and apps on the SSD and use your mech drive for data and games. maybe games that load maps and different worlds might benifit from being on the SSD.. for an SSD i would look at eiter a crucial m4 64GB or a smasung 830 64GB or the 128GB models depending how much you want to spend..
i aggree with geazy and look at the ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 thumb.gif

what do you think of the picture i posted?
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