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I know this has been clarified everywhere but just wanted to make sure about this. Since am going to hit for a SSD 120GB, there's absolutely no reason getting Z68 instead of P67, right?

By the way, can someone explain me what is caching? The ability to speed things up or something maybe? lol
Edited by Lutsk92 - 4/9/11 at 9:06am
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Cache, its like a reserved spot where memory is temporarily stored, so it can be accessed very fast. Usually, memory that you will need again is stored here so it can be retrieved fast. Its not meant to hold everything, just a few GB ( or KB in some things) that will be needed again very soon.
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Thx Sonic. About my first question now, would there be any reason to get Z68 over P67 in my case?
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The Z68 has some kind of SSD boost feature. If you have a ton of HDD's in RAID and want to boost your performance, the SSD will help a great load. As far as I remember.

That's the only thing. Then there is the combination of QuickSync and your discrete graphics, but that's not related ..
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there is no OC difference.

You can use the IGP and OC it though and use SSD caching, and that it is.
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cpu: Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

motherboard: ASUS P8P67 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

case: Xion Vulcan 601 Black Blue ATX Mid Tower Case 4X5.25 2X3.5 5X3.5INT 1X120MM 1X90MM LED Fan

fan: COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan

need sound card, network card, cpu cooling(not sure what it is)

burner: ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

monitor: 22" lg already had, also i have office 2010 full and windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

hardrive :1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)

extra card readers: rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB Port / Extra Silver Face Plate

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BTW you have to get a 2600K if you want to overclock.
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Originally Posted by ukieman1212 View Post
cpu: Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

motherboard: ASUS P8P67 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

case: Xion Vulcan 601 Black Blue ATX Mid Tower Case 4X5.25 2X3.5 5X3.5INT 1X120MM 1X90MM LED Fan

fan: COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan

need sound card, network card, cpu cooling(not sure what it is)

burner: ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

monitor: 22" lg already had, also i have office 2010 full and windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

hardrive :1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)

extra card readers: rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB Port / Extra Silver Face Plate

psu:Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

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Way to hijack thread ..


You need a Graphics card.
HDD should be with 32mb cache at least.
You already have a CPU (the Cooler Master V6) cooler, but it is basically not needed when you are not overclocking.

...which you will not be, due to your restricted features on your CPU. If you buy, as mentioned, a 2600K, you can then overclock.

You need to use a H67 chipset (motherboard) if you want to use the integrated graphics. But you cannot overlock the CPU on those, which makes the 2600 more (no K) suitable.

Sound card is build in your motherboard, but you can get one anyway. Even though the one in your mobo is perfectly fine for the most part.

Your resolution on your monitor matters.

And last, what will you be using it for ? That matter a lot as well.
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That’s where Virtu comes into play. You add a discrete card, connect to the HD Graphics-enabled outputs on a Z68-based motherboard, and Lucidlogix’s software facilitates the best of Quick Sync and today’s fastest GPUs. It’s a marriage of P67 and H67, with simultaneous 3D and transcoding acceleration.
Edit. I guess it does after all, interesting. I'm going to have to wait for benchmark comparisons before considering my next buy.
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