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best z68 mobo for 150-200$ ?

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hello Im building a new rig but im stuck on the mobo ,
here how it look ftm :
i5 2500k
amd hd7850
8gb ddr3 vengeance 1600mhz
corsair ax750
WD caviar black 1tb 6gb/s
corsair h70
silverstone rv02

I was looking at the asrock extreme3 gen3 mobo but it seem to have lot of issue from user even if the spec/ short review seem to say its a really for mobo.
So please if you have any suggestion on a good motherboard z68 around 175+-25$ be sure to tell me!
( if possible black thumb.gif )

thanks alot !
post #2 of 26
This or This

I'd get one of those anyways. I tend to favor Asus because I've had excellent board experiences with them thus far and I love their bios. wink.gif
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Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P (rev 1.3).
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post #5 of 26
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I heard the gigabyte z68XP-ud4 had huge issue , main is that he never shut down ( fan even continue to spin )
Is it the same with ud3 ?

thanks for all your reply btw
post #6 of 26
Why don't you buy a Z77 motherboard ? They are available right now in some countries. Check your local stores.
 
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post #7 of 26
If you can order from newegg, and don't mind the micro atx i would get the Gene Z

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131806&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL040312&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL040312-_-EMC-040312-Index-_-IntelMotherboards-_-13131806-L07B

with a coupon for 10 bucks off:

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post #8 of 26
Thread Starter 
z77 ? to be honest I know nothing about chipset smile.gif what the difference between z77 and z68 ?

Someone told me mini-itx isnt really great for overclocking overall
post #9 of 26
I would go with Maximus IV Gene. I have the MIIIG and loved it. Also had the Maximus III Formula and now I am on to the Maximus IV Extreme. These Asus boards are rock solid and overclock like champs.
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post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by amadnei View Post

I heard the gigabyte z68XP-ud4 had huge issue , main is that he never shut down ( fan even continue to spin )
Is it the same with ud3 ?
thanks for all your reply btw
That's just a bad motherboard that needs to be RMA'd, random defects like that can happen with any hardware. I have suggested this motherboard to 2 of my friends already and they're more than happy with it. It's about the best motherboard you can get for OC'ing in the Z68 sector in your price range.

Asus Pro versions offer a less power phase system for the same price, so unless you get a Deluxe/Maximus board (higher price range, just like an UD7), Gigabyte is the way to go.
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