New gaming rig - P67 or Z68

Hello fellow Tom's minions and fellow tech-heads,
I am putting together a new gaming rig (coming back to desktops after a long run with laptops) and I am divided in which MoBo to use. This is the config i had planned from start:

MoBo: Asus P8P67-M Pro
CPU: Core i5 2500K + Antec H2O 620
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8Gb 1600Mhz
GPU: Gigabyte GTX560 Ti 1Gb OC
HDD: 60gb SSD + 500 Gb HDD
ODD: generic DVD-RW
PSU: Corsair TX650W V2
Case: TT Armor a30 (I'llplace the Antec's 120mm fan and dissipator in the back as in

I do intend to OC the 2500k to a stable 4,5Ghz, and also OC the GPU a bit further. As you see, i am also acquiring a SSD to put the OS, games and most accessed files (i will get another SSD in the future for the same purpose)
Will i see any advantage in changing the P8P67-M Pro for any of these:


MSI Z68MA-G45 (B3)

(the price on newegg is irrelevant between the 3 MoBos i stated above as i am not from the US, just want to know if it is worth to change from the P67 i wanted at first or change for one of the Z68's i mentioned)
Thank you for your attention!
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  1. Buy the Z68 chipset. It combines the pro's of both the P67 and H67 chipsets, gives excellent overclockability for both CPU and GPU on all levels.
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