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I'd say UD4, I've seen good OCs with it.
    
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You severely limit OC without the unlocked multiplier; and without the unlocked multiplier you might as well go with an H67 over a P67

Also check out the official ASRock thread if you wanna read more about the OCs people get and such with it
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ners-club.html
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Man! Wait a few more weeks! The Z68 Chipset for Sandy Bridges are coming on May 8th... They will combine the best of H67 and P67 Chipsets. And Z68 will fully support Ivy Bridge when they come out. I think you should wait till this boards come out and you won't be disappointed! Just few more days!

Intel stated that this boards are gonna be in the same price range then the P67 and H67 Chipset boards. Maybe few more greens, But its way worth the wait and the extra cash, Since this new chipsets will use the Intel HD3000 Integreated video thing.. So when you over clock ur CPU it will help you integrated video.. H67 is the only chip set that supports SB and have integrated video but you can't over clock on them. While with a P67 chipset you can over clock, but they don't have integrated video... So Z68 Chipsets will have Integrated video and you can use them for overclocking.. Like I said, Best of both, P67 and H67 Boards...

IMO waiting till may 8th will be a great move... But this is only my two cents..

Good luck tho!
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If you really want to overclock, you most likely aren't going to use the integrated graphics anyway; one of the biggest things I want z68 for is SSD caching; you get the speed of SSD with the storage of HDD thanks to that, but isn't z68 gonna be released like may 5th
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I'm only going to keep this build for 2 years so I think I'll be okay with a 2500k.
After that I'm going to sell it and move over to an Asus/MSI gaming laptop.
    
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I've decided that I'm not going to rush my decision. Next Friday/Saturday will be my building day so I have another day or two to do research.
    
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You really might want to take the advice of those that said wait for the Z68 boards. Being that I have a P67, the Z68 isn't going to make me want to switch. However, if I were in your shoes, I'd certainly wait. Gigabyte (pretty sure it was them) has already announced that they aren't making anymore P67 boards and are moving their focus towards z68. Its close enough that the wait would be justified, IMO.
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Man! Wait a few more weeks! The Z68 Chipset for Sandy Bridges are coming on May 8th... They will combine the best of H67 and P67 Chipsets. And Z68 will fully support Ivy Bridge when they come out. I think you should wait till this boards come out and you won't be disappointed! Just few more days!

Intel stated that this boards are gonna be in the same price range then the P67 and H67 Chipset boards. Maybe few more greens, But its way worth the wait and the extra cash, Since this new chipsets will use the Intel HD3000 Integreated video thing.. So when you over clock ur CPU it will help you integrated video.. H67 is the only chip set that supports SB and have integrated video but you can't over clock on them. While with a P67 chipset you can over clock, but they don't have integrated video... So Z68 Chipsets will have Integrated video and you can use them for overclocking.. Like I said, Best of both, P67 and H67 Boards...

IMO waiting till may 8th will be a great move... But this is only my two cents..

Good luck tho!
I'm confused about the z67 boards. It allows the integrated GPU on the processor to work, but in what capacity?

Will it allow the integrated GPU to work in a kind of SLI setup with a discreet video card? Or will it be disabled if a discreet card is added?
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I'm confused about the z67 boards. It allows the integrated GPU on the processor to work, but in what capacity?

Will it allow the integrated GPU to work in a kind of SLI setup with a discreet video card? Or will it be disabled if a discreet card is added?
Read about it here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...hing,2888.html

Edit, posted the link for the beginning of the article
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if you want to save money go with the asrock if you are willing to pay a premium for slightly better overclocking and a bigger name get the gigabyte. personally i would go with the asrock to save cash
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