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August 3, 2011 5:37:44 PM

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO vs ASROCK z68 EXTREME 4 .........for.............

Intel Core i5-2500K Box, LGA1155

Hitachi DESKSTAR 7K1000.C 1TB, 32MB, SATA II, 8,9cm (3,5")

Cougar Evolution schwarz, 700W

8GB-Kit G.Skill RipJaws-X PC3-12800U CL9

Prolimatech Armageddon CPU-Cooler

ASUS ENGTX590/3DIS/3GD5, 3072MB,PCI-Express








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a b V Motherboard
August 3, 2011 8:32:19 PM

What is your budget like? What is the most you are looking to spend?
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August 4, 2011 3:33:01 PM

i am allredy little out of main budget:D ......about 1500....now i im thinking:

GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 vs ASUS P8Z68-V PRO

this comp. i im going to use for overclocking und gaming mit dual grafik card.....and i dont know .....Cougar Evolution black, 700W ....ist this power suply gut for this all.
this case ist together with power sluply....
thanks
mario


August 4, 2011 3:36:54 PM

i im thinkig allso to put inside i7 2600 k with gtx 580
or ist better i5 2500k with gtx 590
August 4, 2011 3:47:18 PM

a was thinking to spend 1900 $ for this comp.

and ist this board from gigabyte supports SLI/CrossFire...?

sory for my bad englisch...i hope you understand....
a c 716 V Motherboard
a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
August 4, 2011 3:59:37 PM

Are you kidding??!! i am allredy little out of main budget AND "i im thinkig allso to put inside i7 2600 k with gtx 580 or ist better i5 2500k with gtx 590"

1. (3-WAY) GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 or GA-P67A-UD7-B3 ; USB Turbo -> Disabled
2. (3-WAY) ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION
Distant 3rd:
3. (2-WAY) GA-Z68XP-UD5 ; USB Turbo

IMO flip a coin between any of the 4 MOBO I just listed...Either UD7 or P8P67 WS.

edit: IF you can afford a GTX 590!!! ...then it's crazy to get a mid-grade MOBO to 'Compliment it' and sure the i7-2600K + GTX 590/580's makes sense. The advantage to the ASUS P8P67 WS is it's perfect PCIe spacing - perfect for 3-WAY + PhysX.
a c 716 V Motherboard
a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
August 4, 2011 4:45:37 PM

How much is the GTX 590 or a pair of GTX 590's? Simple buy in the USA and Ship to Germany ;) 

€299.00 = $423 U.S. dollars.

€247 / $350 GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
€191 / $270 GA-P67A-UD7-B3 -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's like putting a Porsche 911 Turbo engine in a Mercedes C200 or VW Jetta.

€247 GA-Z68XP-UD5 -> http://www1.atelco.de/articledetail.jsps?aid=48261 ; 2-WAY SLI.
August 5, 2011 5:19:28 PM

i im going to put 2 gtx 580 or 1 gtx 590....i have no money for 2 gtx 590....:D 

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO ....way this one ist not good??

than i im thinking to buy tihs ....GA-P67A-UD5-B3 ....310$....ist this one good for overclocking and gaming in to way sli....
???
and what ist better to go with better board or grafik card??
a b V Motherboard
August 5, 2011 9:49:49 PM

First you've got to pick a chipset. Recently it's between P67 and the newer Z68. There are some subtle differences but the biggest one is that the Z68 has onboard video. If you're running a high-end graphics card you might not care, but it is really nice to have onboard video as a backup.

I recently built a computer based on the i5-2500K and after a lot of shopping I settled on the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro which has three PCIe 2.0 x16 slots. If you're using two video cards you can only do so in x8/x8 mode, but it doesn't make much of a difference at reasonable resolutions and you still have a PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (in x4 mode).

In my opinion the i7-2600K isn't worth it unless you really need hyperthreading. The difference in clock speed is only .1GHz and it's $100 difference in price. Hyperthreading is nice, but if you don't need it, stick with the i5.

You didn't ask about it, but if you're thinking about dual video cards, think about your heat management. The I-series generates a lot of heat to begin with and two cards will generate a lot more heat. Air cooling in a mid-tower case might cause you problems.
a c 716 V Motherboard
a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
August 5, 2011 11:45:16 PM

You need to KNOW where you're heading. Further, you 'need' to think about 'SLI' and PhysX.

IMO the following are the only viable choices with either the GTX 590 {internal NF200 SLI} or GTX 580; I like PhysX:

3-WAY SLI + PhysX -> ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION ; perfect PCIe spacing

3-WAY SLI - PhysX -> GA-P67A-UD7-B3

2-WAY SLI + PhsxX -> GA-Z68XP-UD5
August 7, 2011 3:18:02 PM

i am not computer guy and i really dont understand all this.... about physx and internal NF200 SLI :) ...so if i bay now (1) 580 gtx and latter maybe other one ,witsch board is good for me....excsept ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION....in this store were i buy comp there ist no:(  !!!
I wanth that all perfectly works....i am tkining obout crosair H100 as a proc. cooler
August 7, 2011 3:32:01 PM

and what ist diference between 3-WAY SLI + PhysX ,3-WAY SLI - PhysX and 2-WAY SLI + PhsxX .....ist 3-way much better?
i5 2500k overclocked ....gtx 580 a latter other one....and witsch board that all works great i games.....


August 7, 2011 3:33:23 PM

........in games:) 

thanks
Mario
August 7, 2011 4:05:37 PM

i have new option :)  what do you think...

Intel Core i7-2600K Box, LGA1155
Corsair Hydro Series H100
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD5, Intel Z68, ATX
WD AV-GP 1TB, 64MB Cache, SATA II
EVGA GeForce GTX 580
8GB-Kit G.Skill RipJaws-X PC3-12800U CL9
Cougar Evolution schwarz, 700W.....this case ist together with power sluply





a c 716 V Motherboard
a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
August 7, 2011 4:11:39 PM

Every SLI I build also has a (lesser) GPU to calculate the PhysX and rather than me explaining it's best to read and see -> http://www.nvidia.com/object/physx_new.html

IMO - GTX 580/590 GPU for the 'Game' and GTX 460 for the PhysX - maybe {GeForce GT 440 or GTX 260}. In my case I prefer to keep EVERYTHING DirectX 11 compatible so the GTX 460 is a good choice. There's a lot of debate on minimum PhysX to SLI GPU(s) and I probably overkill slightly but I'm also running 3X HD Monitors ;)  However, using a GTX 580 for a PhysX is clearly crazy.
August 7, 2011 4:22:16 PM

slow down...
first, what's your overall budget.?

I am going to buy at this store.....http://www4.atelco.de/home.jsp......price ist all in euro and my budget ist around 1300 euro....maximum 1400
can you help me to chose?

a c 716 V Motherboard
a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
August 7, 2011 4:45:39 PM

Shopping outside of USD is a struggle for time and finding the components is hard.

PSU: #1 NEVER get a cheap PSU!!!! A bad/failed PSU can ruin your entire system in a matter of a few seconds. IF OC only the CPU and not the GPU then 700W is fine, but if you plan to OC BOTH the CPU + GPU then IMO 850W. IF you plan on OC: CPU + 2-WAY SLI + PhysX then 1000W~1200W PSU. I like Corsair, ENERMAX and a few others; I prefer single rail, Japanese capacitors, and voltage protection -- I hate OCZ and Antec.

HDD: There's no advantages to a SATA3 HDD vs SATA2 HDD; zip. So I'd look at a 120GB SSD + SATA2 1TB HDD. To check 'speed' see -> http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/high_end_drives.html or search the model.

RAM: Assuming F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL they're okay for 2x4GB @ 1600 MHz, but in 4x4GB they often run @ 1333 MHz. So IMO F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM 2x4GB CAS 8 are a better choice and as 4x4GB easily run @ 1600 MHz

CASE: The Cougar Evolution black 'looks' fine but I've never used one.

From your post:
Intel Core i7-2600K Box, LGA1155
Corsair Hydro Series H100
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD5, Intel Z68, ATX
WD AV-GP 1TB, 64MB Cache, SATA II
EVGA GeForce GTX 580
8GB-Kit G.Skill RipJaws-X PC3-12800U CL9
Cougar Evolution schwarz, 700W.....this case ist together with power sluply
August 7, 2011 5:13:44 PM

what ist better :
Corsair Professional Series HX1050 Modular 1050 Watt
vs
Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850, 850 Watt

and may board ist good now?
August 7, 2011 5:35:46 PM

or shoud i stay with ASUS P8Z68-V PRO ....ist this one from gigabyte much better?

a c 716 V Motherboard
a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
August 7, 2011 5:48:22 PM

fuc said:
what ist better :
Corsair Professional Series HX1050 Modular 1050 Watt
vs
Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850, 850 Watt

and may board ist good now?

or shoud i stay with ASUS P8Z68-V PRO ....ist this one from gigabyte much better?

1. PSU it depends on your GPU plans:
A> IF OC only the CPU and not the GPU then 700W is fine, but if you plan to OC BOTH the CPU + GPU then IMO 850W.
B> IF you plan on OC: CPU + 2-WAY SLI + PhysX then 1000W~1200W PSU.


2. MOBO it depends on your GPU plans:
A> 3-WAY SLI + PhysX -> ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION ; perfect PCIe spacing
B> 3-WAY SLI - PhysX -> GA-P67A-UD7-B3
C> 2-WAY SLI + PhsxX -> GA-Z68XP-UD5


D> 2-WAY SLI + PhsxX -> ASUS P8Z68-V PRO ; will do the job, it's not what 'I' would choose and I like ASUS.
August 7, 2011 5:58:08 PM

ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe ....or this
August 7, 2011 6:03:00 PM

thanks....than i go with GA-Z68XP-UD5 ....2 way sli + phsxy would be just fine:) 
August 7, 2011 6:24:53 PM

this ist the last question:) 

GA-Z68XP-UD5 ist 60$ expencive than ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe

which one ist better?



August 7, 2011 6:42:38 PM

i am so boring...i now but the last question....now i have seen ASUS Maximus IV GENEZ-Z this one ist 130 $ cheapier than GA-Z68XP-UD5

GA-Z68XP-UD5 or ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe vs ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z

last answer:) 
a c 716 V Motherboard
a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
August 7, 2011 6:51:33 PM

The ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z is a >MICRO< ATX MOBO; mATX. So no.

The GA-Z68XP-UD5 was, is, and will be my choice other than the other (2) I already listed. As I said, vCore + SLI is where my head is, but no two CPUs are a like and I'm playing the safe odds.
August 7, 2011 7:13:19 PM

ok....than definetly i go with GA-Z68XP-UD5

thanks a lot :) 
a c 716 V Motherboard
a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
August 7, 2011 8:33:40 PM

^Nothing they have their uses, but there's no way to 2-WAY + PhysX; the ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z only has 2 PCIe slots.
August 8, 2011 5:22:02 PM

im going on (1) gtx 580 for the 'Game' and GTX 460 for the PhysX
i have found where i can ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION buy....and ist little cheapier than GA-Z68XP-UD5 ....now my question ist...witch ist better for gaming with 2 grafik card?
a c 716 V Motherboard
a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
August 8, 2011 5:35:43 PM

Not sure what you're asking? In a GTX 580/GTX 460 you only want to connect your Monitor(s) to the GTX 580 and use the GTX 460 as PhysX in the nVidia Control Panel. The first time booting, installing the OS, nVidia drivers, etc -- leave the GTX 460 out of the MOBO. Once everything is working as stated then add the GTX 460 and in the nVidia Control panel set the GTX 460 as the PhysX.

Keep in mind ONLY PhysX Games will benefit from the added PhysX {GTX 460}.
a c 716 V Motherboard
a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
August 8, 2011 7:06:25 PM

IF the 'Plan' is 2-WAY SLI GTX 580 then the GTX 460 <OR> GTS 450 as PhysX is fine; what I would do anyway. As I said, I don't like to mix DirectX 11 GPU(s) + DirectX 10 PhysX. Do as you will :) 

Metro 2033 w/Dedicated Physx
Average Framerate: 30.00 SLI GTX 580 CPU Dedicated PhysX
Average Framerate: 36.67 SLI GTX 580, GTX 285 (1gb ram) Dedicated PhysX
Average Framerate: 34.33 SLI GTX 580, 8800GT (512 ram) Dedicated PhysX

Temp on Dedicated GTX 285 never above 48c
Temp on Dedicated 8800GT never above 78c
August 8, 2011 7:26:54 PM

than maby i put gtx 260 for PhysX card and 580 for game....
Shoud i chose ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION over GA-Z68XP-UD5
i will use only 2 grafik card....
a c 716 V Motherboard
a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
August 8, 2011 7:30:38 PM

I'm done -- Good Luck! :) 
December 2, 2011 10:39:48 AM

jaquith said:
I'm done -- Good Luck! :) 


I know you have comprehensively answered OP's all questions regarding decision in choosing motherboard and their couldn't be a better response. i also need your help. I am making my gaming rig and i had P8z68-v deluxe in mind for a long time and then yesterday i read in a thread that P8z68-v pro is a better option than deluxe as it has on-board graphics ( I know who uses onboard graphics anyway nowadays? especially in a gaming rig) but it confused me. i need your help
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