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Looking at Asus P8Z68 V, (pro is too much), the only problem I have is that it only has two SATA 6GB/s ports. Is there any way a can increase this somehow, can I use a SATA III external drive?
post #12 of 20
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Looking at Asus P8Z68 V, (pro is too much), the only problem I have is that it only has two SATA 6GB/s ports. Is there any way a can increase this somehow, can I use a SATA III external drive?

That's a good board..I'd just use the sata 2 ports ph34r-smiley.gif
I'd ask Sean Webster about that one..pretty sure no drives even get up to "sata6" speed
I mean..even with ssd RAID 0... 225 mb/s does not saturate the port bandwidth.
 
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So do you think I should get it?
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So do you think I should get it?

Why do you need 4 SATA 6 Gbps port in the first place? Are you planning to use more than 2 SSDs? If not there is no point as hard drive and optical drive barely saturate SATA 1.5 Gbps.
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Oh right, I was just thinking that I might need to add a HDD eventually.
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Oh right, I was just thinking that I might need to add a HDD eventually.

Unless you are sure you will buy third SSD down the road, really no need for 4 SATA 6 Gbps ports.
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post #17 of 20
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So I should get the Asus P8Z68-V then?
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Unless you are sure you will buy third SSD down the road, really no need for 4 SATA 6 Gbps ports.

^ this, and remember even though some only have two SATA III ports pretty much all boards will come with FOUR SATA II ports. That should be enough so you can still hook up your HDD's to those unless you're running 4 HDDS, a burner and a SSD already you shouldn't need more than 6 total ports (says the person who's almost out of SATA ports and is looking at PCI-e SATA cards). Now if you plan to have like 6 HDDS, a burner, and a SSD then maybe really look for the 8 total SATA port boards. Good luck thumb.gif


Also the Asus P8Z68-V has 6 total SATA ports with two being SATA III so you should be fine with that.
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So I should get the Asus P8Z68-V then?

Yes, it is a quality motherboard. Pretty much any Z68 motherboard will hit 4.5 GHz with ease. How much of a premium is Gen3 model?
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Firstly, I know that this has been covered before but there has never been a definitive answer. I want 4 SATA 6GB/S connectors, PCIe 3.0 and to be able to run Crossfire at dual x8. No more than £135. If I can't get that then the PCIe 3.0 isn't that important.

How is to much when you said 135 pounds in your first post?
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