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P8P67 LE B3 vs P8Z68-V LX

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November 2, 2011 5:45:28 PM

Hey, I am building a new PC and ave gotten everything picked out besides the Mother board.

Those are the two boards I was looking at and was wondering what the 60 dollar difference really was, because from what I have read the z68 boards offer a few more things than the p67s. Thanks

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November 2, 2011 6:17:18 PM

Hmmm...compared at NewEgg $2.44 difference.

$140 ASUS P8P67 LE (REV 3.0) -
$137.56 ASUS P8Z68-V LX
$320 Intel Core i7-2600K -

$140 + $320 = $460 P8P67 LE {$479.99}
$137.56 + $320 = $457.56 P8Z68-V LX {$419.99}

ref P8P67 LE -
ref P8Z68-V LX -

IMO P8Z68-V LX {$419.99} is the better deal unless you need 4xSATA3 (Intel + Marvell), and obviously the Z68 iGPU, QuickSync and Intel SSD Caching aka SRT.

However, neither is a good match-up with ANY (K) CPU. On the 'cheap' the following (3):

P67 ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) or P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) ; the differences are the USB 3.0 chipset
November 2, 2011 6:35:34 PM

Thanks for the info. I am looking to be doing a bit of over clocking so you think I should be going for the Pros? Also I will have an ssd so will the caching be worth it? I do no video encoding or decoding and the on board video card seems to be a bit of a waste to me. So in my situation would the P67 be best for me or is there something else I am missing about the z68.
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a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
November 2, 2011 6:50:33 PM

Overall, the better OC'ing 4.2GHz and higher is best on MOBO's with 12 or more Phases to the CPU. Those (3) will allow a lower, aka obtainable, vCore; Lower vCore = Lower CPU temps = longer CPU lifespan.

From the (3) above pick the cheapest, if available, COMBO. Otherwise the P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) is the cheapest typically.

SSD Caching - IF you have a 120GB or any SSD >64GB then don't use it for SSD Caching; 64GB is the limit (or as some funky partition). Otherwise if you have a small SSD e.g. 20GB~64GB then yep it's best as a caching SSD with the Z68.