From what I learned so far, I decided to go with a Z86 chip for my i7 2600k cpu. I like the idea of taking advantage of lucid virtu and ideally having a friendly BIOS interface (eg UEFI)
Yet again, options are overwhelming(to me at least) . Also I am not sure if Lucid Virtu works on all these....
So from these options below? any thougths? would you add others? :
ASUS: ASUS P8Z68-V ---- LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 (gigabyte is the most confusing to me....)
ASROCK:ASRock Z68 Extreme4------ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
I don't need audio or video really (have pci audio and pcie video cards)
I'd like to overclock to some extent (air cooling)
It has better features overall and best efficiency. However, if you are into overclocking, you can squeeze out a little better overclock with the ASUS boards (however the ASRock was compared to the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro version wich is a little more expensive, not the one you are considering), although the ASRock overclocks just fine also.
In my view the pros are:
- ASRock: lower price, able to do triple crossfire or triple sli, good power efficiency;
- ASUS: better overclock, longer warranty, great brand.
Looking at both links. Very interesting indeed.
I was wondering if there is an even better option than ASROCK since I don't plan to ever do 3 sli ..probably (2 sli) ? and do have already a video card?
Also, on video cards, would lucid Virtu work on that AsRock mobo? my understanding is that it'd leverage dedicated gpu///