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post #1 of 22
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I've narrowed it down to 2 motherboards

Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 : http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0378096

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0373373

Will be used in my folding rig with my 2600k running 24/7 at 5-5.2 ghz. Any and all arguement welcome, thanks ! thumb.gif
Edited by DaXxJaPxX - 3/6/12 at 5:32am
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post #2 of 22

I have that same Gigabyte board and it has terribad Vdroop. BIOS updates did not fix/made it worse.

post #3 of 22
I vote for the ASRock board. Also consider the ASRock Extreme4 Gen3 P67 if you're trying to overclock.

The ASUS P8P67 Pro Gen3 is also a great board, but a lot pricer if I remember right.
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post #4 of 22
the asus pro is the best among those 4.
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by Malcolm View Post

I have that same Gigabyte board and it has terribad Vdroop. BIOS updates did not fix/made it worse.

ok, down to 3! haha
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Originally Posted by jackofhearts495 View Post

I vote for the ASRock board. Also consider the ASRock Extreme4 Gen3 P67 if you're trying to overclock.
The ASUS P8P67 Pro Gen3 is also a great board, but a lot pricer if I remember right.

Well the only reason i'm not looking at the p67's is that im going to microcenter today and they only have about 3 p67s lol. So its z68 for me
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the asus pro is the best among those 4.

after doing some research, the only diff between pro and non-pro is 2 sata 6gb ports ,onboard reset button and some audio.


I think im down to asus v/gen3 and asrock extreme 4
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post #6 of 22
Either ASUS board is my vote.
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Either ASUS board is my vote.

^this
post #8 of 22
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alright, down to the asrock and asus, 1 hour left!
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alright, down to the asrock and asus, 1 hour left!

get the asus bro, because it's asus. if something goes wrong, their customer service is great! you won't gonna regret it.
Edited by ghostrider85 - 3/6/12 at 5:37am
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get the asus bro, because it's asus. if something goes wrong, their cutomer service is great! you won't gonna regret it.

thats what i'm reading. sounds like asrocks custome support isn't the best... i think we have a winner smile.gif
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