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Need help in choosing MB for my new system

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July 7, 2011 7:11:49 PM


Hello,
I'm building a new system and I needed some help in choosing the right M.B. My Primary Uses would be Gaming, MATLAB coding and Running softwares like Gambit&Fluent (Computational Fluid Dynamics). My current plan is:

CPU: i7 2600k

VGA: EVGA GTX 580 3GB for Gaming and Also using the cuda cores (will be SLI ing in about a year)

RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengence 1600, Timing C9 (planing on adding more when needed)

SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB

CPU Cooler: Corsair H60

PSU: 1000-1200 W CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold (Which is better?)

I'll be Using a 1920*1080 Resolution, at least for about 2 Years.

I currently have these in my mind:

Asus P8Z68 Deluxe:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But recently noticed this one:
ASROCK Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Fatal1ty%20...

which seems to be the best, but I have no idea about its price or when is it comming out.

So what is your opinion? Any idea would be appreciated.
P.S. I may not be upgrading the system for about 2-3 years, so future proofing is very important.

P.P.S. Ok, I may have said it in another thread, but it's me being a newbie!!!

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July 7, 2011 11:51:16 PM

Thanks, actually I was thinking about the Z68 ones.

I know I'm most probably not going to use any of the new Z68 features, but I've been reading many of the customer's feedback on the newegg, and it seem that P67 boards have a 'problematic' bios or firmware, whereas Z68 boards do not. (Actually a friend of mine who had just bought his P67 board admitted this too!) That is why I chose z68 over P67.

And as the review you mentioned said, the Asus Deluxe and the Asrock Fatality seem to be almost the same, however, the new Z68 Fatality has PCI-E 3, which means It would be more easily upgraded with the new Ivy Bridge and PCI-E 3 supporting VGAs. Any news on that one?

And another question, do you know the difference between the Asus and the Asrock UEFI?

Thanks again.
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