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Which is best chipset

p67 or z68 for gaming
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  1. z68
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    They're the same in dGPU {d-Mode} setups. I and most Gamers prefer the P67 unless you really like making MPEG-2/4 videos, the SSD Caching make no sense financially - get a 120GB SSD and you'll be 200%-400% better off, and Virtu is 'crap'. If your Game(s) is/are not listed in the Virtu Control panel {i-Mode} then it runs at iGPU frame rates vs GPU frame rates.

    Gamer's don't like the Z68's.
  3. Best answer selected by vishalaestro.
  4. which mobo is best MSI P67A-GD55 vs Gigabyte P67A-UD3R-B3 vs ASUS P8P67 PRO
  5. Nail in the coffin - most every Z68 I've seen also has slower SATA and USB speeds, in in a few cases the Z68 actually can have lower FPS most FPS are the same.

    So I and most others agree that look at benchmarks, especially the Virtu Z68's, P67 = Gaming.
  6. which mobo is best MSI P67A-GD55 vs Gigabyte P67A-UD3R-B3 vs Asus P8P67 PRO pls reply to this my friend quick
  7. I'm an ASUS fan, or I was until the P67/Z68 the ASUS with Bluetooth seems to be very problematic - too many DOA/Problem MOBOs. The Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3-B3 is EOL, End Of Life. So that leaves the MSI P67A-GD55 (B3) from your list.

    Side-by-Side -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%20600093976&IsNodeId=1&page=2&bop=And&CompareItemList=280|13-157-240^13-157-240-TS%2C13-128-492^13-128-492-TS%2C13-157-231^13-157-231-TS%2C13-130-581^13-130-581-TS%2C13-188-073^13-188-073-TS

    Otherwise, my picks:
    $208 EVGA P67 SLI 130-SB-E675-KR
    $165 MSI P67A-GD80 (B3)
    $249 Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5-B3
  8. tell me some gaming cabinets of affordable price supporting usb3 front panel
  9. Most of these cases I linked have USB 3.0, I searched cases and filtered 'USB 3.0' and the few I double-checked indeed had USB 3. Cases are very 'personal' choices. In general I always look for a Mid Tower with top fans/ventilation. 'I like' Corsair, Lian-Li & some Silverstone and others like the Cool Master 'HAF' series. A Good case can be reused for years and cheap case is IMO 'disposable.'

    Cases -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007583&IsNodeId=1&srchInDesc=USB%203%2E0&page=1&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&Order=REVIEWS&PageSize=20
  10. as im going with MSI P67A-GD55 it has 4 usb 3 ports the cases u mentioned above has usb bracket built in so i have to connet with the back usb 3 ports is there any option to use the front usb 3 ports provided with the mobo as my mobo has 4 usb 3 panel
  11. will this mobo MSI P67A-GD55 supports corsair vengance 1600mhz 4gb ddr3 ram without overclocking of i want to overclock shall i overclock with this mobo safetly
  12. I don't see anywhere that you need to OC to obtain DDR3 1600 -> http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P67A-GD55.html#?div=Detail

    Some of the case do have the 20-pin and many do not, so here are a few suggestions. The Lian Li is probably the ideal option.

    USB 3.0 Front Panel -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811996037

    USB 3.0 Internal Adapters:
    Lian Li UC-01 USB3.0 to 20-Pin http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12740/cpa-570/Lian_Li_UC-01_USB30_to_20-Pin_Converter_UC-01.html
    Bitfenix Y adapter http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/accessories/internal-usb3-adapter/
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