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Z68 Motherboards for I5 2500K

Hi All,

I am planning to buy (assemble) a PC with below configuration. I checked the price and cannot buy the GPU right away so decided to upgrade it like 3-4 months later. My best option seems to be Z68 as it has both overclocking and integrated graphics.

I am going to use it majorly for Gaming & hardcore programming. I also have Adobe PS CS3 just for reference.

For Now: Get CPU + Mother board, onboard GPU and do overclocking.
For Future : Get Graphics card and complete the assembly.

Processor : Intel Core i5 2500k
RAM :G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR (4Gx2)
Graphic Card :ASUS GTX570 Direct CU II
SSD : Samsumg 830 128GB .
PSU : Seasonic S12D 850
By the way I have Del SP2309 Monitor, so looking for both HDMI and DVI output.
I got old and plenty of external hard disk is 128 GB should be more than sufficient.
I am based out of India and location is not a factor.

Which Z68 motherboard do you guys suggest? my budgest USD $ 200- $ 250 (equivalent in INR).
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  1. Best answer
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131806&Tpk=Maximus%20IV%20GENE-Z

    or this one

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131792

    both are perfect and will do your job ! Just chose the one u like and also look their form if it can get in ur case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265
    consider even this one if u want to spend a bit less and it is a super board for tis price :)
  2. ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

    Great overclocker!

    A PLX PCIe 2.0 bridge allows Asus to connect two D720200F1 USB 3.0 controllers, 88SE9128 SATA 6Gb/s and JMB362 eSATA controllers, a VT6315N FireWire controller, the RTL8111E secondary network controller, and an ASM1083 PCIe-to-PCI bridge to the eight-lane Z68 Express chipset without disabling any PCIe slots.

    Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM Digital Power Design

    UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode) - Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface

    LucidLogix Virtu (Universal Switchable Graphics) - Auto Switching between Integrated Graphics and NVIDIA/AMD Cards

    Intel Smart Response Technology - SSD Speed with HDD Capacity

    BT GO! (Bluetooth) - Diverse BT Enjoyment, New Technology Lifestyle

    Quad USB 3.0/SATA 6Gb/s Support - Double Access, Double Convenience

    Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131791

    Read the review test @ http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z68a-gd80-p8z68-deluxe-z68xp-ud5,3025-4.html

  3. Best answer selected by mercy_czar.
  4. I went with ASUS P8Z68 V-Pro due to availability factor.
  5. Cool! And great choice.
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