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Asus vs AsRock. Asus worth the extra?

Hello again. Im about to (this week/next week) build a new computer, i will be using either an i5/i7 2gen and ddr 3 ram along with GTX 560 ti gpu. I am planning to use an Asus P8Z68-M PRO Z68 but have also seen good reviews on some of the cheaper AsRock boards for the 1155's. I am leaning against an Asus as my friends and I have had good experiences with the brand. I also like the look of the P8Z68-M pro BIOS. Im just wondering if the Asus is worth the extra money? I will be purchasing from http://www.umart.com.au/newindex2.phtml?bid=2. Cheers
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  1. About the billionth ASUS vs ASRock post ;)

    I prefer ASUS but I only like certain models with certain CPU's, on the SB 'K' you want more power to the CPU e.g. ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 or ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
  2. Hahaha sorry i haven't been in the motherboard section before. Okay so would i be better in spending some extra money to get a ASUS P8Z68-V mobo or similar?
  3. soullStream said:
    Hello again. Im about to (this week/next week) build a new computer, i will be using either an i5/i7 2gen and ddr 3 ram along with GTX 560 ti gpu. I am planning to use an Asus P8Z68-M PRO Z68 but have also seen good reviews on some of the cheaper AsRock boards for the 1155's. I am leaning against an Asus as my friends and I have had good experiences with the brand. I also like the look of the P8Z68-M pro BIOS. Im just wondering if the Asus is worth the extra money? I will be purchasing from http://www.umart.aau/newindex2.phtml?bid=2. Cheers



    As per my experience over ASUS P8Z68M Pro, you will definately enjoy the performance of the board. Upto 32GB expandable RAM, SPDIF & HDMI port, 16 USB, 6.0GB/s & 3GB/s Sata Ports, GPU etc several features are there in this board. http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68M_PRO/#specifications




    soullStream said:
    Hahaha sorry i haven't been in the motherboard section before. Okay so would i be better in spending some extra money to get a ASUS P8Z68-V mobo or similar?



    Well , if you don't have any issue with budget then you can go for the V one. That will suit best.
  4. Depends, Q - What CPU?

    I was just playing around - billionth.
  5. Well my budget is tight unless i wait another couple of weeks and i really dont want to unless absolutely neccassary, and i will be using an i5 2500k
  6. soullStream said:
    Well my budget is tight unless i wait another couple of weeks and i really dont want to unless absolutely neccassary, and i will be using an i5 2500k



    Then go for P8Z68-M PRO. That will come under your budget and optimum for i5 cpu.
  7. Okay cool. Thanks for all the advice.
  8. soullStream said:
    Okay cool. Thanks for all the advice.


    Welcome. Go ahead.
  9. As mentioned, on a SB 'K' I'd get the ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68VGEN3/#specifications the reason is simple, the 12 Phases produces a lower vCore = lower Temps = longer life CPU = cheaper aftermarket HSF to cool.

    The MOBO you listed was a mATX which is a smaller form factor than the ATX of the ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3, so I assume your case supports both mATX and ATX.
  10. Just one more question now. Is a P868-V/GEN3 worth the extra $70 i would have to pay?
  11. soullStream said:
    Just one more question now. Is a P868-V/GEN3 worth the extra $70 i would have to pay?



    Worth what? Longivity of CPU? Mobo?

    Do you expect a PC of today to remain same after 3 or 5 years?

    What you call faster one today, will be slowest one after 3 or 5 years. Hard but true.
  12. I understand that my pc won't last that long and plan to upgrade within 2 years. I was just wondering if for the two (approximate years) i will be using the pc, will it be worth the extra $70 for extra longevity and lower temperatures? (Wouldnt i be better off in spending the money on a cooler?)
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    soullStream said:
    I understand that my pc won't last that long and plan to upgrade within 2 years. I was just wondering if for the two (approximate years) i will be using the pc, will it be worth the extra $70 for extra longevity and lower temperatures? (Wouldnt i be better off in spending the money on a cooler?)


    Better You spend the extra on cooler as you have thought. Get a good Coolermaster case and go with P8Z68-M Pro simply. Personally I don't believe that the extra will be any worth, that too just for CPU longivity(in your lifetime, you will rarely get any damaged CPU).
  14. Okay thanks :D
  15. soullStream said:
    Okay thanks :D



    Welcome.

    Kindly close the thread if you have no more question in this regard.
  16. Umm...hate to be a noob but how?
  17. soullStream said:
    Just one more question now. Is a P868-V/GEN3 worth the extra $70 i would have to pay?

    It entirely depends on what OC you're looking for, on a 4 Phase MOBO you run into a vCore 'wall' especially once you hit 1.45v, in comparison the ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 on average is -0.10v less. So what the ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 can 'do' the ASUS P8Z68-M Pro simply can't. Now if you were looking at a non-K or had little interest in OC'ing then none of this would matter. It's like comparing a Camry to a Corvette or Porsche; 4 wheels, engine, point A -> B, etc.
  18. soullStream said:
    Umm...hate to be a noob but how?



    Select the best answer that satisfied you. Simple.
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