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To Upgrade MOBO or NOT to UPGRADE MOBO

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July 12, 2012 2:05:51 PM

I have an Asus P8P67 Rev 3.0 mobo with an i5 sandy bridge processor and I was wondering if it’s worth upgrading to a z68 or z77 chipset. I'm interested in overclocking and I don't have a lot to spend on the mobo (anything less than $150). I don't use my system for gaming but I do use it for video editing, photo processing, minor programming etc. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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July 12, 2012 2:12:50 PM

And you would want to upgrade just the motherboard because....?
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July 12, 2012 2:17:17 PM

DarkOutlaw said:
And you would want to upgrade just the motherboard because....?

Because I've heard of intel quick sync and ssd caching
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July 12, 2012 2:20:52 PM

There is NO value in upgrading unless you value some particular feature of the Z68 or Z77 chipset.
You presumably already have a discrete graphics card, so you do not need the integrated graphics capability.
You can OC a P67 board just as well as a Z68 or Z77.

What are the rest of your components?
Perhaps we can find a better way to use that $150 upgrade budget.
Perhaps a SSD, or more ram.
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July 12, 2012 2:34:12 PM

geofelt said:
There is NO value in upgrading unless you value some particular feature of the Z68 or Z77 chipset.
You presumably already have a discrete graphics card, so you do not need the integrated graphics capability.
You can OC a P67 board just as well as a Z68 or Z77.

What are the rest of your components?
Perhaps we can find a better way to use that $150 upgrade budget.
Perhaps a SSD, or more ram.


I just ordered a Samsung 830 128GB SSD
4GB Ripjaws DDR3 PC3 1333

As I said before I was interested in the quick sync by Intel and maybe the SSD caching
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July 12, 2012 2:41:54 PM

mallettk said:
I just ordered a Samsung 830 128GB SSD
4GB Ripjaws DDR3 PC3 1333

As I said before I was interested in the quick sync by Intel and maybe the SSD caching


Samsung is one of the best SSD's. Good pick there.

If you are using 64 bit enabled apps, like photoshop, buy all the ram you can get. Ram is cheap, get a 16gb kit.
Such apps can use ram to eliminate or reduce workfile I/O.

I am no expert on quicksync, but there may be and advantage to using it for you. Do some research on your apps to see.
It still may not be worth $150.

My inclination would be to first see how well you do with the other changes first.
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