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Which Z68 Board?

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January 18, 2012 6:00:23 AM

So now that I have everything (well mostly everything) finalized now I am down to my last thing that makes me go hmmm

So I have done all of my research on the different types of boards and the Z68 seems to be along my lines

So that leaves me with a few choices and I was hoping that you guys would weigh in:

These are in no particular order of preference

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

All of them seem to have a few minor hiccups here and there (all averaging 4 stars on the sites)

Ultimately I want something that will be forward compatible (ivy bridge which I am pretty sure all 3 of these are), I don't really care about bluetooth, but I do have an interest in OC the GPU and CPU but I know that I def don't want a P67 board because those reviews are like the train jumped the tracks and tore up 4 towns along the way of doing it. While there do seem to be some issues with these boards as well they seem to be a lot less (although that could also be a lack of reviews at least on the new egg site)

So what do you think?

Oh rest of my specs/build are/in as follows:
2500k
8gb ddr3 1600
120GB SSD
No Mechanical HDD (Will be adding one once the prices come back down to normalcy)
560ti 448 evga classified
corsair hx750 PSU

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a c 128 V Motherboard
January 18, 2012 6:10:31 AM

Go with the Asus board, it is the better quality of the three.
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January 21, 2012 1:58:10 AM

I heard Asrock is the cheaper/budget parts version of Asus boards
From my research Asus uses higher quality Intel controllers like for SATA and ethernet ports
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January 30, 2012 10:18:25 AM

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a c 328 V Motherboard
January 30, 2012 10:19:18 AM

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