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Title says it all. I am making the jump from amd to intel and I need to know what board I should get. The board has to cost below 200 bucks. I need something reliable, overclockable, and a great warranty deal. I have my eyes currently set on an EVGA Z68 motherboard from newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188097

Can you tell me whether or not I should get this board or something else?
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I've never been a fan of Z68 boards (because I feel that their extra features are all but pointless for most applications), but I highly recommend the ASUS P8Z68-M PRO board. That whole series is rock-solid. There are also some other variations with more or less features, depending on your needs.
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why dont you wait and see what z77's are priced at..
Asus P8Z77
GB Z77-UD5

for example

but for z68s
Asus maximus IV gene-z/gen3 look for the z77 equivalent of this board
Asus P8Z68-V
Asrock z68 extreme3 or 4 /gen3

and the EVGA board you linked looks pretty good too

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Edited by stubass - 4/2/12 at 2:06pm
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Any Asus P8P67 board or a Sabertooth P67.
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Any Asus P8P67 board or a Sabertooth P67.

This is where it's really at. I definitely think you should take a good look at P8P67 boards.
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post #7 of 14
also wondering this since i would be purchasing a new board sometime this week.
Im looking at the Asrock exreme3gen3 though.
    
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I need a full atx board. Non micros. And the reason I had my eyes set on the evga z68 is because it is so far the cheapest I have found for my needs. Possible SLI room, non micro, and so forth. The P67 that I was looking at is like 209. =/ I need it to be less then 200 bucks. I am going to search for any other types of p67 that will fit my needs. How ever the brands I am trying to stay around are like Asus and EVGA. I am not sure about gigabyte or asrock. I have an asrock board now and like it but been told asrock is like some people who left asus and started their own brand.

If I looked in these brands, EVGA, Asus, AsRock, and Gigabyte, would I get great customer support with say, Asus, Asrock, and Gigabyte as I would with evga? Especially with their RMA process. If I cook the board while overclocking EVGA will let me RMA it. Does asus asrock and gigabyte work like this as well?
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Just came across the Pro version but its out of stock or w.e from newegg. =/
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I need a full atx board. Non micros. And the reason I had my eyes set on the evga z68 is because it is so far the cheapest I have found for my needs. Possible SLI room, non micro, and so forth. The P67 that I was looking at is like 209. =/ I need it to be less then 200 bucks. I am going to search for any other types of p67 that will fit my needs. How ever the brands I am trying to stay around are like Asus and EVGA. I am not sure about gigabyte or asrock. I have an asrock board now and like it but been told asrock is like some people who left asus and started their own brand.
If I looked in these brands, EVGA, Asus, AsRock, and Gigabyte, would I get great customer support with say, Asus, Asrock, and Gigabyte as I would with evga? Especially with their RMA process. If I cook the board while overclocking EVGA will let me RMA it. Does asus asrock and gigabyte work like this as well?

The extreme3gen3 is z68 and only $124, thats why im considering it. It does SLI and crossfire also.
    
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