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please help guys. I just can't decide wich one to get. I'm kind of a noob with intel systems cos for the last decade I've been using AMD systems.

I've decided to try intel mainly because of AES-NI. I hope they wont disappoint me :-).

 

I'm looking at these:

 

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extreme6&cat=Specifications

 

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme3%20Gen3&cat=Specifications

 

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme4%20Gen3&cat=Specifications

 

I'm not interested in Virtu, SSD Caching, CPU graphics and SLI/CF but I would like to have additional PCI slot for my PPU (9800GT) so I decided not to get Pro3 board.

 

I'l stick i5 2500k, 2x4gb RAM, Gig 460GTX 1gb, 2x 320gb HDD RAID0 (on-board) and I'll buy Samsung 64gb SSD 830 as system drive (Win7 64; truecryt system). I'm also going to OC so keep that in mind. I'm not sure if I should get P67 or newer Z68 considering that I don't actually need Z68 features. How are Z68 with voltage (overclocking) in comparison to P67?

 

Also I'm using PCIe xFi Audio extreme sound card and I know that there were some problems with PCI versions on P67 boards? cheers.

 

 


Edited by geronimo - 3/26/12 at 10:26am
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I bought a P67 extreme4 gen3 mainly due to it's cost (was on-sale at MC for $99) and like you the z68 features I didn't have a bother with.

I am very pleased with the board and it overclocks great! good luck! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by mtbiker033 View Post

I bought a P67 extreme4 gen3 mainly due to it's cost (was on-sale at MC for $99) and like you the z68 features I didn't have a bother with.
I am very pleased with the board and it overclocks great! good luck! biggrin.gif

As I understand P67 Extreme6 is better than P67 extreme4 gen3 (the price is the same at my place)?
cheers
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the only diff btw any of these boards in my eyes are SATA slots and speeds and controllers and PCI slots speeds etc... otherwise go with a 100 dollar asrock anything or go up to 250 and you will see no difference in performance only the ability to run 4 SLI or more SATA raid etc options. Just my 2cents.

I currently have an Asrock Fatlity Performance (no sli) and i upgraded to Asrock Extrem4 Gen 3 to get SLI thats the only diff I see and I did that because of a sweet deal I had in front of me. On top of that I do have my brand new Asrock Fatlity Performance for sale no sure howmuch ID ask i think its still 130 brand new not sure.
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