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I'm planning on building a rig in early summer, but I'm not sure if I should go for the P67 or Z68 chipset. When are the Z68 boards projected to come out? If they don't come out within the next two months, should I wait for them?

This rig will be used for both gaming and general computing, so it would be nice to be able to do basic tasks without the GPU making noise and consuming power. Can the IGP on the 2500k play back HD video well at all?

I understand that the Z68 will support SSD caching; will my 50GB Vertex 2 be better suited as a boot/OS drive or a cache drive?

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Z68? Theres no name yet, for the new gen chipsets, and they will not come out in the next 2 monthes. No one knows when they will come out. I'm guessing in the late summer, but I don't know.
    
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Yes, the Z68 are expected in the next 2-3 months.

Yes, the Intel Graphics can handle HD fine. If you want to use this for video and overclock, you must get a Z68.

Use your Vertex 2 for a boot/OS drive for best performance.
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Yes, the Z68 are expected in the next 2-3 months.

Yes, the Intel Graphics can handle HD fine. If you want to use this for video and overclock, you must get a Z68.

Use your Vertex 2 for a boot/OS drive for best performance.
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