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SSDs give big performance boost for everyday tasks (opening applications, booting PC and etc.). Decreased load times in games is more of a bonus.

SSD caching is useless though imo. If you get an SSD, just use it for OS, and use HDD for the rest.

Which is why it doesn't make any difference going from Z68 to P67.. You can use an SSD on P67 just not in cache mode! smile.gif
 
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The ssd cache on Z68 is only sata 2, a real descreet ssd on sata 3 is far superior. P67 ftw if you don't use the onboard video, my board replaced the space for the onboard video with beaucoup usb ports.
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IMO ssd caching is the best thing that could happen, you get the typical responsiveness and performance of an SSD with HDD capacity. there is no need to reinstall the OS ether

games etc are dynamically cached into the SSD and offer that performance according to frequent use

Different people different opinions smile.gif.

Matt-Matt, seem to agree with me.

In the end, it's important what OP thinks of that feature.
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Different people different opinions smile.gif.

Matt-Matt, seem to agree with me.

In the end, it's important what OP thinks of that feature.

That and when/if the SSD breaks you still have all your data on the HDD. Though that is a nonsense statement/argument as most SSD's will outlive their HDD cousins tongue.gif

Honestly I like having onboard, for the simple fact that if I corrupt a GPU bios I can use onboard, if I have compatibility problems with some older games (Rayman 2 in my case) I can use onboard. If I sell my cards and wait a week for a new GPU, I can use onboard albeit no real gaming but the PC is still usable for FB/Assingments etc.

Honestly I'd just stick with the Z68 and be done, if you can afford to Tri-Sli you may as well get a decent board which I would suggest a Gigabyte or Asus Z77 board for that matter as they are better quality by a longshot.
Edited by Matt-Matt - 7/22/13 at 2:00am
 
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Thanks for all the replies, guys! I appreciate all the talk about SSD's, but i simply dont have the cash to spend on an SSD. I would rather spend it on an aesthetics upgrade as ive been sick of this blue theme/combo ive been having.
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Honestly I'd just stick with the Z68 and be done, if you can afford to Tri-Sli you may as well get a decent board which I would suggest a Gigabyte or Asus Z77 board for that matter as they are better quality by a longshot.

The main reason im going for this board over the z77 boards is budget and i like the heatsink design on the maximus iv extreme compared to the maximus v gene or v formula.

SSD Caching doesnt really seem necessary, and i am well aware of the uses of SSD's, i often offer SSD's to my clients when i build their gaming rigs. I am aware that my OS will definitely start faster but my computer is generally on 24/7 . I barely shut down my computer, only when necessary.

If i really needed the ssd caching i would have looked for a board with the fastest sata available. Opening windows seem pretty fine to me, i dony feel like id need it because i have zero conplaints smile.gif
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Thanks for all the replies, guys! I appreciate all the talk about SSD's, but i simply dont have the cash to spend on an SSD. I would rather spend it on an aesthetics upgrade as ive been sick of this blue theme/combo ive been having.
The main reason im going for this board over the z77 boards is budget and i like the heatsink design on the maximus iv extreme compared to the maximus v gene or v formula.

SSD Caching doesnt really seem necessary, and i am well aware of the uses of SSD's, i often offer SSD's to my clients when i build their gaming rigs. I am aware that my OS will definitely start faster but my computer is generally on 24/7 . I barely shut down my computer, only when necessary.

If i really needed the ssd caching i would have looked for a board with the fastest sata available. Opening windows seem pretty fine to me, i dony feel like id need it because i have zero conplaints smile.gif

Fair enough on the look of it, but my point still stands. If you can afford three GTX 670's you should be able to afford a decent board tongue.gif
I'd leave your options open on other Z77 boards still, there have been a few cheap Z68 board I've seen around though.

Have you also considered a SLi hack? smile.gif
 
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post #17 of 17
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Fair enough on the look of it, but my point still stands. If you can afford three GTX 670's you should be able to afford a decent board tongue.gif
I'd leave your options open on other Z77 boards still, there have been a few cheap Z68 board I've seen around though.

Have you also considered a SLi hack? smile.gif

What do you mean by "SLI hack?"

Thats true, i mean i was willing to upgrade to a Z77 board; but i dont like the looks of any of them.
1) I dont like gigabyte's heatsink design. Or the "ultra durable" word. (I hear very good things about the gigabyte boards)
2) Asrock makes ehhhh too simple designs
3) MSI makes boards with analog VRM's and simply all of them dont look that nice; maybe the Mpower looks the best. But the yellow doesnt match my theme.
4) Biostar????? Im not going with biostar lol
5) Not going with EVGA because of BIOS ridden problems

I mean.... i like ASUS and all; but i didnt like the Z77 sabertooth and found that the gap between the two cards on the Gene was just way too small.

Ive looked at the Z77 boards and i just dont think its worth it for me to spend 200-300 on a board that i wont even like how it looks, with features i barely use. I still have a couple more upgrades that i would find more valuable than getting an SSD at the time.

(im only a college student, mind you wink.gif )

I just wish they could of thought about making the heatsinks universal or something. Like you could interchange them among boards. That would pretty cool. I dont know why there isnt a market out there for it? :/
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