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What do you all think of this board rather than ASUS P67?
http://technology.ezinemark.com/best...f06aef30b.html
It's a good mobo, however, IIRC it only has 2x 2.0 16x PCI-E slots, whereas the Asus P8Z68 V PRO has 3, 2x 2.0 PCI-E slots (16x - 8x) and a 2.0 PCI-E (x4) which could be used for a physx card or something. I personally would go for the Asus P8P67 PRO instead, unless you require the extra features the Z68offers then go for the ASUS Z68 V PRO.

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When the top card is populated, both slots run at x8 x8 right on the V-Pro?
Would this board be better than the ASUS P67 everyone has and the gigabyte board Z68 UD4-B3?

The giga board looks so much better quality....
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When the top card is populated, both slots run at x8 x8 right on the V-Pro?
Would this board be better than the ASUS P67 everyone has and the gigabyte board Z68 UD4-B3?

The giga board looks so much better quality....
If you wanna venture for a new board...
ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 is the one I personally want...
Seems like Ivy ready and maybe pci-e 3.0 come in handy for new GPU but still too early to tell...
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Man it's hard to say go with Asrock because I'm using one. I promise you guys I'm not biased I had a strict $240 limit on mobo. I could of purchased pretty much any p67 or z68 board save a couple of the fatality ones. I had the p67 sabertooth in my shopping cart for the entire few days of price shopping.. After reading tom's and seeing all the positive results I just got this extreme4. I was shocked when I opened the box up. This was my first Asrock. I have been using solely Asus, gigabyte and Abit boards for the past 14+ years.
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When the top card is populated, both slots run at x8 x8 right on the V-Pro?
Would this board be better than the ASUS P67 everyone has and the gigabyte board Z68 UD4-B3?

The giga board looks so much better quality....
Pretty much any mid range mobo would do, go by past experience if you want, but as other's have said, the asrock gets an honorable mention, I've heard nothing but good things about it, it should definitely be considered in a 1155 build, whether it is P67 or Z68.

The Asus, gigabyte are very similar, both p67 and z68, if you require the z68 then go for it or else the P67 versions will also do the trick. Neither is better than the other in terms of overclocking, pretty much down to preference with those chipset.
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Man it's hard to say go with Asrock because I'm using one. I promise you guys I'm not biased I had a strict $240 limit on mobo. I could of purchased pretty much any p67 or z68 board save a couple of the fatality ones. I had the p67 sabertooth in my shopping cart for the entire few days of price shopping.. After reading tom's and seeing all the positive results I just got this extreme4. I was shocked when I opened the box up. This was my first Asrock. I have been using solely Asus, gigabyte and Abit boards for the past 14+ years.
It's hard to tell from your post, do you like your asrock board?
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It's only been a couple weeks or so, but yes I like it very much. Looks to be a great board. Lots of good reports floating around about them.
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It's only been a couple weeks or so, but yes I like it very much. Looks to be a great board. Lots of good reports floating around about them.
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Anyone played with cpu spread spectrum? i have it at auto atm, at 4.8ghz, 1.43 vcore, should i disable it or not? what exactly this setting does? please dont tell me it will make my cpu jump from 1.6/4.8 during idle...

Also what about setting VCCIO phase control to extreme & switching ferquencie to manual? and maybe the same settings for the ram sticks? thanks.
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Hey psyide! Nice build you got! Take a gander through this thread. in about 20 minutes you'll have saved hours in headaches! Some really good tips and suggestions from people who have sorted the SB overclocking out. I think the majority of people use spread spectrum. It doesn't have to be enabled, but the people that do use it, say it helps stabilize vcore at higher clocks. I don't use it because it makes my bclck 99.8 for some reason. It didn't make any difference in vcore behavior on my system anyways.

Keep phase one notch before the maximum. Seems to be the general "safe" consensus.
Set Frequency to 350 for Vrm.
Your ram should be using the XMP profile. you can verify that in the bios and make sure it matches the G.Skill's specs.. (Nice memory btw)

Good luck!
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