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Need Help, Asus MAXIMUS IV EXTREME Rev.3.0 Intel P67 VS ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3?

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Hi,

I'm planning my upgrades for later this year when I finally have some monies to spare smile.gif but I have reached an ultimatum and I can't decide which board is for me,

Firstly we have the Asus MAXIMUS IV EXTREME Rev.3.0 Intel P67 {http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-maxumus-iv-extreme-rev30-intel-p67-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-20-%28x16%29-e-atx}

Secondly we also have the Asrock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional GEN 3 {http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asrock-fatal1ty-z68-professional-gen3-intel-z68-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-30-%28x16%29-d}

I can get these both for similar prices and I'm going to be using a 2600k or a 2700k and corsair XMS3 memory (16gb).

I am going to be using it for gaming (tf2, bf3, crysis 2) and photo and video editing (photoshop and premier pro).

I already have an SSD and I do not plan on using on board graphics and I'm pretty sure I'm going to overclock it to <4.7ghz with hyper threading preferably.

Which do you think is better and why?

Regards, thumb.gif
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2700k isnt that much worth it over 2600k, 16g is too much and will affect your oc %. Both boards are great but the choice goes to asus MIV-E, the best choice would be the "newer" asus maximus IV E wich uses z68 chipset and pci-e 3.0.

Ivy bridge is almost upon us, you can wait for it and get a z77 motherboard.

Also gpu wise, wait for nvidia to see what options you have later on (March/april).
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Thanks for the help +rep according to fudzilla as long as I update the bios I can use ivybridge biggrin.gif w00t So I should be getting it later this year. OFF TOPIC: do you think the nVidea gtx 660ti is worth waiting for? thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by MoBeeJ View Post

2700k isnt that much worth it over 2600k, 16g is too much and will affect your oc %. Both boards are great but the choice goes to asus MIV-E, the best choice would be the "newer" asus maximus IV E wich uses z68 chipset and pci-e 3.0.
Ivy bridge is almost upon us, you can wait for it and get a z77 motherboard.
Also gpu wise, wait for nvidia to see what options you have later on (March/april).

who is selling the asus mono and could you provide a link to the website. im looking for a board with pci 3.0 for the up and coming nvidia cards
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I'd go for the Maximus IV Extreme, I just bought one and I love it.

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