Asus p8z68-v gen3 vs p8p67 evo

Hi there,

I've been struggling between these two motherboards all day.

Between an Asus P8Z68-v gen 3 vs p8p67 evo. The difference in price at my supplier is inconsequential.

I am planning to marry it to an Intel iCore5 2500k, a MSI NX560GTX Ti Hawk 1GB graphics card, Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB CAS 9-10-9-27 at 1866Mhz.

Mostly intending to use it to play computer games a la Starcraft II, Civ 5 and similar RTS / strategy, along with your fairly standard use for music, movies, day-to-day Microsoft Office suite stuff.

It will be brought in with some older Western Digital kit as regards HDD (250, 500, 500 capacity), and an older DVD/RW disk player.

Can anyone help me pick a champion between the two?

Thanks for your help!
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  1. If the same price, I'd go for the Asus P8Z68-v gen 3 .... tho I'd move up to the Pro version.
  2. p67 evo has nf200 chip which run 2 gpu's at full speed like x16/x16 where as z68 vpro gen3 has pci-e 3.0 ready for upcomming gpu's but it run 2 gpu's at x8/x8 speed so there isn't a huge difference only 3 or 4% surely but anyway get the z68 vpro.
  3. Thanks guys for the advice. I have to check the pricing, I think the pro was out of my price range as both these two were really at the top-end limit of the budget.
  4. then evo also a best gamming mobo.
  5. Thanks again for taking the time to look at this thread.

    Yeah, here's kind of my price scale - I didn't really want to go over 150, but I suppose I could:

    Pro - 164.
    Vanilla - 145.
    Evo - 133.

    Dunno if that helps to narrow it down, I suppose the extra 14 above my limit won't kill me, but will I notice the difference if I go for the Vanilla or the Evo?
  6. no difference between evo & vanilla.
  7. With that pricing would you still go with 1st Pro, 2nd Evo, and 3rd Vanilla as sort of your product preference order?
  8. look, you have a chance to get pro add some more money and get pro.wait a little while.
  9. Cool ,thanks, Pro it is :)
  10. you will be alot happy with pro.
  11. Indeed! At least that kills one debate :) - I think the rig is ready, now need to see whether it's strategic to take advantage of a 6% off on motherboards now, or wait until after Christmas for the Christmas sales.

    Anyway, thanks for the steer!
  12. it's up to you but i told you getting pro is much better.
  13. Indeed :) leave the buying strategy to me!

    At least, that line is a definite Pro ticked off.

    Thanks again pro-gamer.
  14. welcome!
    if you please don't mind so select as best answer don't leave the topic unsolved to make it difficult for other users.
  15. I'd love to do that but I don't see where? ;)
  16. hello i'm pro-gamer but my account was banned for 2 days so recently i create this one.
    Look at the gold cup in my other acccount post where i told you select as best answer.
  17. Yeah for some reason that option isn't there for me, could it be because I haven't posted enough on the website?
  18. ok i'm back now! click on the gold cup to solved it.
  19. pro-gamer said:
    p67 evo has nf200 chip which run 2 gpu's at full speed like x16/x16 where as z68 vpro gen3 has pci-e 3.0 ready for upcomming gpu's but it run 2 gpu's at x8/x8 speed so there isn't a huge difference only 3 or 4% surely but anyway get the z68 vpro.



    p67 evo is NOT an nf200 board.
  20. Style70 said:
    p67 evo is NOT an nf200 board.

    yah! i was misunderstand i thought this is WS version sorry.
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