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it's a solid board, at a VERY good price. I bought one for a customer and he loves it.

Solid and compatible with IB proccessors which is great to me, it gives me alot of upgradability biggrin.gif and with the addition of SLI and CFX support i got more Video card selections on top of IB selections biggrin.gif board has it all in my opinion biggrin.gif
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Yeah I was looking at the ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3, but I was curious about the micro ATX form since I've never really toyed with them. It's unlikely I'd be going into multi-gpu stuff. I never buy more than one card at a time, and I tend to just upgrade to the next best thing instead of buy what I already have.

I only build gaming rigs, so like I said, I won't be touching the on-board video. Even if my card were to fail, I have a few spares laying around that I could use before I'd immediately replace it.

Would going with a P67 board be better for budgets? My only reason for sticking with P67 would be to save money. But I'm also concerned about value. I don't want to hear "the only difference is on-board video", and then find out I'm also missing little goodies here and there that only new Z68 guys get.
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I'll also take a look at the ASROCK Z68 Extreme 3 Gen3
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Yeah I was looking at the ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3, but I was curious about the micro ATX form since I've never really toyed with them. It's unlikely I'd be going into multi-gpu stuff. I never buy more than one card at a time, and I tend to just upgrade to the next best thing instead of buy what I already have.
I only build gaming rigs, so like I said, I won't be touching the on-board video. Even if my card were to fail, I have a few spares laying around that I could use before I'd immediately replace it.
Would going with a P67 board be better for budgets? My only reason for sticking with P67 would be to save money. But I'm also concerned about value. I don't want to hear "the only difference is on-board video", and then find out I'm also missing little goodies here and there that only new Z68 guys get.

maximus4 gene-z is a fantastic board..i was looking at that b4 i stumbled across a deal for mine

asrock ex3 is ..solid enough..no-name chokes..enough of them at least..i'm slightly angry @ asrock
..have 3 dead asrock boards and they denied the one that they should've rma'd..
someday soon.. they find their way to the firepit..
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I have an AsRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 and love it. I decided to go with the P67 chipset since I run my SSD as my main drive and have a graphics card. The Extreme4 is an excellent overclocker. I'm running my 2500k @ 4.8ghz. I could go higher but I'm maxing out my Noctua right now. AsRock boards post and boot faster than other boards. They are also constructed extremely well, on par with ASUS, and have a nice graphical BIOS interface. The Z68 Extreme3 is probably the best budget board, but it would probably be harder to overclock with.

There are really only two major differences between the P67 and Z68 chipset. You can run onboard video with the Z68 chipset and use an SSD cache.

The SSD cache allows you to synce an SSD drive up with your mechanical drive and use it as a cache. That basically means it will help increase your main mechanical drives speed. However, if you use an SSD as your main windows drive then the SSD cache feature is useless.
Edited by y2jrock60 - 2/1/12 at 3:59pm
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yah..overclock on a 4+1 phase board..fry it..your cpu/psu..then asrock will deny you rma rolleyes.gif
..not a good choice IMO\
need 8+ phases for OCing

It's okay to make mistakes schmuckley, it is in fact an advanced V8 + 2 power phase design . Since I'm an American soldier and I execute selfless service on a daily basis. I will give you the tools for success, if you choose to fail then that's on you. I will go above and beyond the call of duty for you! band.gif

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Pro3&cat=Specifications
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post #17 of 31
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Okay...so...

Maximus IV Gene-Z, and ASRock P67 ***EXTREME4*** GEN3 are pretty solid boards then? I keep hearing ASRock is great for overclocking and stability. I may get an SSD to install a game or two on to it in the future.
post #18 of 31
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Okay...so...
Maximus IV Gene-Z, and ASRock P67 ***EXTREME4*** GEN3 are pretty solid boards then? I keep hearing ASRock is great for overclocking and stability. I may get an SSD to install a game or two on to it in the future.

both are solid, tho i would get the Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z if i had to choose between Asus and ASRock. that being said i still love ASRock boards lol

if you get a SSD install your OS and apps on it, most games dont benifit from and SSD except for load times thumb.gif
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post #19 of 31
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I've been spending a lot of time looking at, and comparing LGA 1155 Z68 boards and P67 boards, and reviews between the two, and I'm wondering what some other people can throw at me in terms of their experience.
I'm considering building a new Sandy Bridge system, but I don't want to empty my wallet completely.
If I'm not going to be using on-board video, do I even need a Z68 board?
What would you guys consider to be the best LGA 1155 P67/Z68 board with a $200 overhead budget? An H67 board is kind of out of the question, because I'm an overclocker.
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Originally Posted by lqcorsa View Post

Okay...so...
Maximus IV Gene-Z, and ASRock P67 ***EXTREME4*** GEN3 are pretty solid boards then? I keep hearing ASRock is great for overclocking and stability. I may get an SSD to install a game or two on to it in the future.

don't doubt those p8z68 and p8p67 boards from asus. for example. but yeah those two are solid boards. my personal favorite is the maximus iv smile.gif
post #20 of 31
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Last 2 questions:

Does micro ATX cause any problems with cable management, or larger video cards?

Also, is SupremeFX a decent on board audio chipset?
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