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just realized ur missing the zotac mitx z68 board... and thanks for the info and a great thread... +rep
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Great info. Is there an equivalent thread for X58?
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just realized ur missing the zotac mitx z68 board... and thanks for the info and a great thread... +rep
I wasn't aware Zotac had Z68 boards. Good find.

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Great info. Is there an equivalent thread for X58?
No, I decided against that, since X58 is obsolete and no one should really be buying it now.
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I wasn't aware Zotac had Z68 boards. Good find
they have 2... The z68 itx and the z68 it'd supreme (I think)... The supreme has a nvidia 2xx series onboard and the non, has crazy 2133 native RAM support... Probably the best 1155 mITX boards on the market... But I didn't see anyone say what power phase they have... It would be interesting to know considering zotac mITX boards tend to be the best mITX boards I have ever used
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so guys i am confused right now would a ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 be a better choice than a Gigabyte GA-P67-UD4? or are there any other better black themed motherboards under 170?
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post #546 of 645
Couple more missing boards.

ASUS P8Z68-M PRO
ASUS P8Z68-V LX

Cheers
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I wasn't aware Zotac had Z68 boards. Good find.



No, I decided against that, since X58 is obsolete and no one should really be buying it now.
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so guys i am confused right now would a ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 be a better choice than a Gigabyte GA-P67-UD4? or are there any other better black themed motherboards under 170?
I have used both, and in my opinion they are about equal quality wise... That said, asrock customer service sucks... I would recommend the ud4 as it is gigabyte (and I am slightly loyal ) and gigabyte has always been good with customer service when i have delt with them
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they have 2... The z68 itx and the z68 it'd supreme (I think)... The supreme has a nvidia 2xx series onboard and the non, has crazy 2133 native RAM support... Probably the best 1155 mITX boards on the market... But I didn't see anyone say what power phase they have... It would be interesting to know considering zotac mITX boards tend to be the best mITX boards I have ever used
That sounds awesome.

I'll add them within the hour.

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so guys i am confused right now would a ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 be a better choice than a Gigabyte GA-P67-UD4? or are there any other better black themed motherboards under 170?
I would definitely choose Gigabyte over ASRock.

And I can say that I've not been happier with a board than my P67A-UD7.

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Couple more missing boards.

ASUS P8Z68-M PRO
ASUS P8Z68-V LX

Cheers
Within the hour.

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Originally Posted by eskamobob1 View Post
I have used both, and in my opinion they are about equal quality wise... That said, asrock customer service sucks... I would recommend the ud4 as it is gigabyte (and I am slightly loyal ) and gigabyte has always been good with customer service when i have delt with them
Yeah, ASRock's boards are cheap for a number of reasons.

It's a slight gamble.

Personally, I hate to bad-mouth a company that makes decent products, but I feel like people should know there are downsides.
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Okay, added both ASUS boards that were missing, and the two Zotac boards that were missing.

Personally, I am as impressed with Zotac's boards as I am with their site.

The onboard GT 430 is as powerful as a GT 240 or 8800 GTS.
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After reading some reviews on the Asus M4E-Z again I want to bring this up:

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http://www.guru3d.com/article/triple...radeon-6990/16
Where NVIDIA confused me personally was the fact that initially on a P67 Big Bang Marshal (SLI compatible) motherboard we could not get the two GTX 590 cards running in SLI mode. After spending a couple of hours trying to resolve this issue it suddenly hit me. NVIDIA requires an NF200 chip (maybe even two) on the motherboard for Quad-SLI. Only then will the quad-SLI mode in the GeForce driver open up.

Now each of the GTX 590 cards already has a NF200 chip sitting in-between the two GPUs, so in theory there's no need for an additional NF200 IC on the motherboard as each card will get x8 PCIe lanes assigned to them. Still, NVIDIA requires you to purchase an expensive motherboard to get that supported. I'm sorry but that sounds like (not trying to sound like an asshat here) corporate greed and we feel it's something completely unnecessary. Heck it works fine for AMD as well right ? We do hope that NVIDIA will drop this driver limitation, as really that's what it in the end boils down to. So, you are required to purchase a (quad) SLI motherboard with NF200 bridge chip, something like the eVGA X58 Quad SLI or the Gigabyte X58 UD9, both roughly 500 EUR.
The board also only does 8x8 in 2-way and 8x16x16 in 3-way since it doesn't use the NF200 in 2-way.

You can't 4-way even with AMD on it. The board does have one NF200 chip on it but it's not certified for quad-sli even in 2-way although it still works, with some quirks. It's strange that it wouldn't be certified when even some cheap ASRock Extreme4 is certified for quad-sli and only has 3 lanes.
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