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post #11 of 21
I would also consider EVGA they have a step up program so when the new chipset comes out you can trade in your motherboard for the full price to them and they will make you pay the difference on a new one.

http://www.evga.com/support/stepup/
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i would stay away from Gigabyte sandy bridge line up, they didnt do so weill in this line up.. the Award winning hybrid BIOS didnt do so well and alot of people having problems such as boot looping... That being said Gigabyte have learnt from this and thier Ivy bridge z77 line is said to be awsome smile.gif
Noted, shall do some research on this.
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lol the BIOS is either AWARD based of AMI based, AWARD is a name of a company who designed the old fashioned BIOS. Their BIOS didn't win any awards. lol
Id honestly wait for z77 to come out, then prices will go down on Z68.
Bah, don't think I can wait till April =(
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I would also consider EVGA they have a step up program so when the new chipset comes out you can trade in your motherboard for the full price to them and they will make you pay the difference on a new one.
http://www.evga.com/support/stepup/

I would get the Z68 FTW but I can get the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme for less price. And I think the current chipset is good enough to not warrant a chipset upgrade later in the next 3 months.
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oohhhh, yes the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme z68 is an awsome board but yes being over $300 scares me, if you dont need the features of the z68 you can pick up the p67 version for around $280. and at newegg $259 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131700

theres not a whole lot of benifit between a z68 and p67 that is really usable thumb.gif
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post #15 of 21
None of the boards you listed meet condition 3 (ie. none of them have 2 16x slots, it's all 8x once you get beyond 1 card), and why would you even want a PS2 slot now days?
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None of the boards you listed meet condition 3 (ie. none of them have 2 16x slots, it's all 8x once you get beyond 1 card), and why would you even want a PS2 slot now days?

The difference from 16x to 8x wouldnt matter
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post #17 of 21
Definitely the ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME (REV 3.0). It is in your price range. Canada computers has it on sale for under $300.
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post #18 of 21
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The difference from 16x to 8x wouldnt matter

To you. And if the OP was asking for something specifically who the hell are you to say whether it matters or not?
And yes actually 8x on PCI2.0 does matter.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5458/the-radeon-hd-7970-reprise-pcie-bandwidth-overclocking-and-msaa
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To you. And if the OP was asking for something specifically who the hell are you to say whether it matters or not?
And yes actually 8x on PCI2.0 does matter.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5458/the-radeon-hd-7970-reprise-pcie-bandwidth-overclocking-and-msaa

So you lose 1 fps?
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To you. And if the OP was asking for something specifically who the hell are you to say whether it matters or not?
And yes actually 8x on PCI2.0 does matter.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5458/the-radeon-hd-7970-reprise-pcie-bandwidth-overclocking-and-msaa

Sorry, shoul've been more clearer. I wanted 3 full PCI-E slots. I'm going to run dual sli and the third card is for powering extra monitors(not even physx) so the bandwidth on that shouldn't matter really.

And to your question of the PS2 matter, I just like to have it if I can, keeps me warm at night rolleyes.gif
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