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Asus vs AsRock. Asus worth the extra?

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January 17, 2012 11:54:59 AM

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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January 17, 2012 12:21:08 PM

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
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January 17, 2012 12:24:32 PM

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?
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January 17, 2012 12:30:47 PM

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/P8Z6...




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.
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January 17, 2012 12:31:38 PM

Depends, Q - What CPU?

I was just playing around - billionth.
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January 17, 2012 12:35:51 PM

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
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January 17, 2012 12:37:46 PM

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.
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January 17, 2012 12:39:03 PM

Okay cool. Thanks for all the advice.
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January 17, 2012 12:39:47 PM

soullStream said:
Okay cool. Thanks for all the advice.


Welcome. Go ahead.
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January 17, 2012 12:40:51 PM

As mentioned, on a SB 'K' I'd get the ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z6... 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.
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January 17, 2012 12:43:50 PM

Just one more question now. Is a P868-V/GEN3 worth the extra $70 i would have to pay?
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January 17, 2012 12:48:20 PM

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.
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January 17, 2012 12:57:24 PM

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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January 17, 2012 1:02:00 PM

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).
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January 17, 2012 1:06:25 PM

Okay thanks :D 
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January 17, 2012 1:07:47 PM

soullStream said:
Okay thanks :D 



Welcome.

Kindly close the thread if you have no more question in this regard.
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January 17, 2012 1:14:47 PM

Umm...hate to be a noob but how?
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January 17, 2012 1:17:03 PM

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.
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January 17, 2012 1:17:43 PM

soullStream said:
Umm...hate to be a noob but how?



Select the best answer that satisfied you. Simple.
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January 17, 2012 1:21:54 PM

Best answer selected by soullStream.
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January 17, 2012 1:45:14 PM

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