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So I've finally made my mind and I'm going to pull the trigger for a 2600k. But now comes my doubt: which mobo should I go with?

I live in Brazil, so the prices around here are really salty... I'm thinking about:

Asrock Z68 Extreme3 gen3 -> approx. U$220
Asrock Z68 Extreme4 gen3 -> approx U$364
Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 -> approx U$199
Asus P8Z68-V -> approx U$370

The Asus P8Z68-V and Asrock Extreme4 are really worth 75% more than the extreme3 ?

I won't never use 3way-SLI.
I will only use 2 sata3 ports, for 2x Force 3 60gb SSD in raid0. My other HDDs are all sata2.

What would I miss if i'd go with the extreme3, or maybe with this gigabyte?

THanks in advance!
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Wait for z77, its almost here.
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SB-E just got to Brazil and the prices are like 1100U$ for 3930k, so I don't think IB processors and mobos are going to be different =/

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Originally Posted by slipee View Post

SB-E just got to Brazil and the prices are like 1100U$ for 3930k, so I don't think IB processors and mobos are going to be different =/
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i would say go the Asrock Z68 Extreme3 gen3 as the others aren't worth the price difference.. Plus with a gen3 board it makes it easier to swap over to Ivy bridge when it hits Brazil if you like, afford and you have seen reviews and benches here thumb.gif
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post #5 of 7
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i would say go the Asrock Z68 Extreme3 gen3 as the others aren't worth the price difference.. Plus with a gen3 board it makes it easier to swap over to Ivy bridge when it hits Brazil if you like, afford and you have seen reviews and benches here thumb.gif

Thank you very much for your opinion! I was really thinking about the extreme3!
Is that gigabyte bad? I've had gigabytes mobos for the last 4 years and I've never had any problems with them...
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post #6 of 7
If you're never going to use 3-way SLI then just get an MSI Z68 GD55

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130622


Regardless of living in Brazil, you can look at the specs there. It fits what you want.
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Originally Posted by slipee View Post

Thank you very much for your opinion! I was really thinking about the extreme3!
Is that gigabyte bad? I've had gigabytes mobos for the last 4 years and I've never had any problems with them...

Gigabytes arent bad, they are great mobos.,. unfortunately they had some problems with their sandy bridge mobos such as boot looping problems, their new BIOS did go over too well.. but their z77 line up is believed to be great like they learnt from their mistakes with sandy bridge mobos smile.gif
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Wife's Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
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stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
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Going to be chaep
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Wife's Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
OtherOther
Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
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