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post #1 of 14
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Hello everybody.

I have a 2700k CPU and I am sure that it still has pretty much to offer although Haswell is just around the corner. I purchased a new Case (Cooler Master Storm Stryker) and somehow i got the upgrade itch. My Motherboard is the Intel DZ68DB which is pretty solid, running with latest BIOS and giving me a stable 4.1 GHz turbo boost overclock and I am satisfied.I like it. I didn't have any intentions to upgrade my motherboard, but the Plans of Intel to discontinue the Motherboard production gives me some concerns. It doesn't feel nice to have a motherboard of a company that intends to abandon this market. Sure, who knows what Intel might do in the future, plans change, but then again not to know it gives an unpleasant feeling.

As I was browsing the internet today I found the Asus P8Z68 V-Pro/Gen 3 Motherboard at the price of 100 Euros ( 129 USD). And I think that it is a nice chance.

What do you Guys think? Should I make the move or not?
post #2 of 14
Just wait for a while for Haswell
and Z87 motherboard
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I think all Z68 boards will stop production when Haswell hits. I think you should just stick with Intel. They have a great RMA service, and even if a Z68 board is unavailable, they'll probably replaced it with a Z77 board or something.
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post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by danielkim624 View Post

Just wait for a while for Haswell
and Z87 motherboard

Thanks for replying. I had that thought. But having spent enough for the new case + PSU I wouldn't upgrade Motherboard and CPU too. The less I spent the better at the moment then in couple of years a major upgrade. Question is if I change my recent motherboard with a more featured one or not and keep the CPU. Haswell isn't really that much of a change, on the contrary Broadwell and Skylake will have new features like Sata Express (Broadwell) and DDR4 RAM (Skylake). Till then a strong Z68 setup will still be enough I think.
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I can push 5Ghz on my ASRock Extreme3 Gen3.. Generally one of the cheapest Z68 boards too.
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I think all Z68 boards will stop production when Haswell hits. I think you should just stick with Intel. They have a great RMA service, and even if a Z68 board is unavailable, they'll probably replaced it with a Z77 board or something.

Τhat's not a problem. All boards and chipsets have their life cycle, about 18 Months of lifetime. I just don't like that Intel intends to stop producing boards. Makes me feel that I have motherboard of an abandoned brand. Or maybe that's not the case yet? rolleyes.gif
post #7 of 14
They will still have some warranty stock if that's what bothers you.
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post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by DeXel View Post

They will still have some warranty stock if that's what bothers you.

It's not a matter of stock but a matter of "develpment". The Desktop Board development discontinuance from Intel's side (if it really happens). That is what makes me play with the idea to change the board.
post #9 of 14
And how it makes any difference for you? You already have a board, and it will be supported as any other board.
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post #10 of 14
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And how it makes any difference for you? You already have a board, and it will be supported as any other board.

So I should stick to my Intel right?
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