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no you don't need it, the boards that have it nativly, which only 3 do, the MSi Gd80, the ASSrock Extreme whatever 3, and the GB G1 Sniper 2. Its really a joke as nothing supports PCI-E 3.0 and wont for years to come. Ivy Bridge processors due out next year will have a PCI-E 3.0 controller which can take advantage of it, but PCI0-E devices like GPUs wont then, as they don't even saturate PCI-E 2.0. PCI-E 3.0 is double the bandwidth of PCI-E 2.0, but really only high bandwidth PCI-E devices like certain SATA6G cards use it.

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Add GIGABYTE G1 Sniper 2- Z68, has HDMI out. Has 12 phases(8+2+2). Has extra space between the CPu socket and RAM from large coolers.

has onboard Creative XF-I 20K2 chip with 5 audio amplifiers for audio outputs, as well as nichicon high quality audio capacitors.

Has onboard BigFoot NIC/LAN with marvell PHY Bigfoot e2100 NIC(expensive POS)

Next it has 5 onboard fan headers each with individual smart fan control.

It has triple slot PCI-E GPU spacing(8x/8x or 16x)

I has PCI-E 3.0 switches(switches are required for true PCI-E 3.0) as well as full support for ivy bridge. The board has tue native PCI-E 3.0.
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Great info and helpful post.
Yes, wow, I wasn't sure at first if I had written that post.

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Does VRM pertain to CPU overclocking only (opposed to GPU overclocking)?
The term 'VRM' stands for the capacitors (or chokes) - those little square things around the socket - that manage the transfer of power to the CPU.

The chokes on the motherboard, near the CPU socket, undoubtedly transfer power to the CPU (and to North Bridge, which is why 1-2 always aren't accounted for, if you count them).

The GPU has its own set of chokes on the card. If you were to disassemble your graphics card, you could find them.

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Yes I'll likely overclock it. I probably won't use virtu. I don't know what SLI or Crossfire - is it for professional gamers or professional graphics/vido editors? If so I won't need it. I doubt I will RAID.
SLi and Crossfire is the name given to the technology that allows one to use two or more graphics cards in tandem.

For instance, a GTX 480 is about twice as powerful as a GTX 460/465.

But, if you were to buy two GTX 465s and use them on a motherboard that supports SLi, you could potentially double your overall performance, which would be around the level of the GTX 480.

You could also do the same for a GTX 480 and have 4x the graphics power of a GTX 465, etc.

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My gpu will most likely be a EVGA GTX465 which I will need to overclock myself. CPU will be the i5 2500K Sandy too.

I do want to future proof however as I'd like to keep my parts as long as I can.

BIOSTAR TP67XE (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard seems like the best deal. $125

Does manufacturer matter or are they all pretty equal?
Most everyone on this forum would agree that manufacturers DO matter.

I like to think that ASUS, Gigabyte and eVGA are tier 1, MSI is tier1 or tier 2, and the rest are tier 3.

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What is PCI Express 3.0 and do we need it?
You know how there are PCIe x16 slots and PCIe x1 slots?

The difference is that PCIe x1 slots have one lane of data transfer.

PCIe x16 have 16 lanes of data transfer.

Now, if you're using, say, a sound card, you don't need more than one lane.

But if you're using a graphics card, you need at least 4 lanes, preferably 8 and if possible 16 just to make absolutely sure you get 100% of the performance (and for future-proofing since newer cards need more bandwidth).

Now, there are types of PCIe.

There was PCIe 1.0, now the current PCIe 2.0 and the new PCIe 3.0 that has just come out.

Understanding them is very simple.

One PCIe 3.0 lane is equal to TWO PCIe 2.0 lanes, and that is equal to FOUR PCIe 1.0 lanes.

As in, the bandwidth doubles with every revision. So PCIe 3.0 x16 would actually be PCIe 1.0 x48 (if that existed.)
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Quick question on m-atx motherboards. I'm looking to downgrade my system without sacrificing power. I will be selling my current CPU and Mobo and moving to a Lian Li PC-A05BN case with an m-atx mobo and an i5-2500k. I need a motherboard to be able to run two two slot graphics cards at x8. I have no idea what the main differences between p67 and z68 are but since z68 doesn't seem to be much more expensive that seems like the better option. These are the three motherboards I am looking at, I really don't know what the main differences are and if I should pay the premium for the higher end Gigabyte or the larger premium on the Asus.

Asus Gene-z: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131759

Gigabyte D2H: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128495

Gigabyte UD2H: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128503
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Updated the pricing.

Almost all prices have gone down.

Some large price-drops.

As a rule - the prices for P67 boards are for B3 stepping only!

Which means, if you don't care about B3 (and you shouldn't) you can find even lower prices!
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Quick question on m-atx motherboards. I'm looking to downgrade my system without sacrificing power. I will be selling my current CPU and Mobo and moving to a Lian Li PC-A05BN case with an m-atx mobo and an i5-2500k. I need a motherboard to be able to run two two slot graphics cards at x8. I have no idea what the main differences between p67 and z68 are but since z68 doesn't seem to be much more expensive that seems like the better option. These are the three motherboards I am looking at, I really don't know what the main differences are and if I should pay the premium for the higher end Gigabyte or the larger premium on the Asus.

Asus Gene-z: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131759

Gigabyte D2H: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128495

Gigabyte UD2H: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128503
No, don't get Z68. It's only got niche qualities that you don't need.

If I were you, I'd get the P8P67-M Pro. You can find it for 120$, it's got all the features you're looking for and the highest VRM power of any mATX 1155 motherboard.

I have it myself. It's the best.
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No, don't get Z68. It's only got niche qualities that you don't need.

If I were you, I'd get the P8P67-M Pro. You can find it for 120$, it's got all the features you're looking for and the highest VRM power of any mATX 1155 motherboard.

I have it myself. It's the best.
Nevermind, found the board but newegg appears to have discontinued it, you mentioned you could get it for $120. Where are you finding this price? Amazon seems to be the only other place to have it and they charge $150.

edit: found it for $130 shipped. Gonna check some stuff tomorrow morning and then I may bite the bullet on this change.
Edited by the.FBI - 8/9/11 at 11:16pm
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Nevermind, found the board but newegg appears to have discontinued it, you mentioned you could get it for $120. Where are you finding this price? Amazon seems to be the only other place to have it and they charge $150.

edit: found it for $130 shipped. Gonna check some stuff tomorrow morning and then I may bite the bullet on this change.
Good choice. Enjoy!
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Okay guys, huge update.

- Added ALL the new Z68 boards.
- Added Video-Out column. Now you can tell which boards utilize Z68 features and which just tack it on. You can also tell which adapter each motherboard has, to fit your monitor!
- Updated the PCI Express 3.0 details - apparantly, they DON'T WORK WITH SANDY BRIDGE. They require Ivy Bridge to work. It should be very clear.
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Wow that was really helpful Track & Sin.

I instantly know a lot more than I did 5 minutes ago lol. Lovin this place!

+++++REP
Edited by jamor - 8/10/11 at 2:10pm
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Yes, wow, I wasn't sure at first if I had written that post.
That is indeed a compliment! Glad I could help

Back on topic, the Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 only has (2) PCI-E 1x, not the (3) stated in the table - a result of that particular motherboard having a longer VRM/chipset cooler than the rest of the series.
EDIT: Same goes for the GA-Z68X-UD4-B3.
Edited by zsolmanz - 8/10/11 at 5:36pm
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