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Asus P8z68-m pro or Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

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Which of these 2 boards is better.

I don't overclock so no need for a high overclocker.

Asus P8z68-m pro or Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

The one thing i do like about the Asus is it has Anti surge protection.

One the asrock, intrested to see ho the Xfast lan works.

Main thing is that the system must give highest fps for BF3. Proc will be i5-2500k & Gpu is GTX560ti 2GB.
post #2 of 4
Well the P8Z68-M Pro is a Micro ATX board, so definitely take the Asrock over it in case you ever need to go with a multi GPU set-up. I haven't ever used an Asrock board but they have very good reviews and according to OCN they are very reliable.

If it was a choice between the P8Z68-V (which is the ATX sized board similar to the ASUS your posted) vs the Asrock I would personally go with the ASUS since it is what I have. I have used 2 of them for builds and they are very good boards with one of the best PCI lane set-ups out there.
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I usually recommend ASUS since I've had two setups with them in the past but I went to try out ASRock and it has been solid for me with a mild overclock, boots really quick from BIOS to SSD so now I'm starting to recommend them but either one is good. smile.gif

I havent used Xfast lan per say but I think its just a bandwidth/priority distribution program so you can set whatever program can use more bandwidth thus improving your ping/speeds but not really a necessity.
Edited by UZ7 - 3/8/12 at 12:35am
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I recommend, asrock e3g3 also, currently using it right now on stock overclock... bang for the buck motherboard.

the lan xfast is much like a sidebar gadget or widget that tells you your netbandwidth in each open ie tab in aero transparent mode.
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