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Intel DZ68BC vs. ASRock E3G3

Poll Results: Which one will be better for my 2500K

 
  • 80% (4)
    Stick with the Asrock Extreme3 Gen3
  • 20% (1)
    Swap it out with the Intel BOXDZ68BC
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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I came accross this DZ68BC on craigslist today for $60.

I just got home from picking it up after class, I have tested it with a 2500 (Non-K) and everything seems to be in order.

I am wondering if this $200 Intel board has much benefit over my Extreme3 Gen3 board?

Whichever comes out the victor will remain in its home inside my upside down Antec300.

I've got to go to work soon so hopefully I will come back to some good input on which one i should keep.

I do intend to use this board with my current i5 2500K
Edited by Xinoxide - 3/5/12 at 7:28pm
post #2 of 10
Better stick with the ASRock. I'd avoid Intel at all costs.
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post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Are there no more opinions?
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by strych9 View Post

Better stick with the ASRock. I'd avoid Intel at all costs.

Why? Intel is more reliable and has better support (not that I'm saying ASRock isn't that much worse). Plus you're stuck with a 2-year warranty with ASRock vs. 3 years with Intel.

Since you're not overclocking, the Intel board might be a better option as they tend to not overclock as great.
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
I should probably put in the OP that i do intend to use this with my 2500K.
post #6 of 10
Well Intel boards tend to be unstable even without any overclock, this used to happen back in the 775 era, and since then I'm avoiding Intel boards.
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post #7 of 10
The only thing I see that would be different from most z68 boards would be the onboard Intel lan (vs Realtek/Marvell). bios is non UEFI (but that usually doesn't matter lol). It does have bluetooth and wifi usb (if it came with it) and it doesn't have PCIe 3.0 support (which doesn't matter atm). Honestly there really isnt much drastic differences between motherboards in terms of OCing capability, you may have features that will improve or help tweak/attain better results but it wont be like 4.0 vs 5.0GHz difference. The DZ68BC also comes with 8 phase, I mean it is what it is. Most motherboard prices tend to go up with features (2 pcie vs 6pcie slots) and accessories bundled in, I remember my old ASUS it retailed around $260? came with 6 sata cords, mini fan, all these usb headers and cords, and when I got my e3g3 it came with only 2 sata cords and an audio cord lol. Overclock with different motherboards may not have exact results but they will be similar and the ones that tend to be more for ocing will have more options for tweaking but overall if someone does OC it will all depend on the capabilities of the chip itself. So while both boards are good, there isnt really much of a benefit going for one over the other except maybe aesthetics.
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post #8 of 10
Intel boards aren't made to overclock. I haven't seen anyone on this forum with a good stable overclock using an Intel mobo. Prove me wrong please. Stay ASRock! smile.gif
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post #9 of 10
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Alright! I like it. The Intel board goes into a build that's not mine. ts settled. Thanks guys.
post #10 of 10
I have that same board and so far so good. I am only running at 3.8Ghz, but down the road I will probably hit higher clocks, I like to start conservatively with a new platform. I only bought this particular board b/c I got a great price on an Intel Channel Bundle, but still, I like it quite well.
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