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Can't decide on Asus or Gigabyte z68 board...

I've narrowed my search down to these two right here:

Asus P8Z68-V LE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131773

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498&Tpk=ud3h-b3


I really can't distinguish which one is right for me. :na: Please help me decide on the right one. Thanks!

Expectations: Decent overclocker (2-3Ghz), good build quality/compatibility, avg onboard sound.
Background: GTX460, Zalman CPNS9700 for CPU, Ultra 600W. No SLI. Mech HDDs.
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  1. Get the Gigabyte. Little bet better. That ASUS is lower end. Gigabyte is bit higher.

    But they are almost the same. ASUS P8Z68 V would be equal : )
  2. They are both good!
  3. Both are good boards but I think that the thing that really sets them apart is the number of SATA III ports (Gigabyte has 2 more) and the set up for the PCI-e x16 set up if you are doing SLI or Crossfire. The Asus board will go (x16, x4) while the Gigabyte board will go (x8, x8). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%2050001314%20600158412&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=280%7C13-131-773%5E13-131-773-TS%2C13-128-498%5E13-128-498-TS


    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  4. IntelEnthusiast said:
    Both are good boards but I think that the thing that really sets them apart is the number of SATA III ports (Gigabyte has 2 more) and the set up for the PCI-e x16 set up if you are doing SLI or Crossfire. The Asus board will go (x16, x4) while the Gigabyte board will go (x8, x8). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%2050001314%20600158412&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=280%7C13-131-773%5E13-131-773-TS%2C13-128-498%5E13-128-498-TS


    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team


    I don't have crossfire in mind. I use 3 7200RPM SATA HDD and 1 SATA optic drive. That being said, I might just get the ASUS because it's cheaper. Will I regret this? : /
  5. Best answer
    markusaurileus said:
    I don't have crossfire in mind. I use 3 7200RPM SATA HDD and 1 SATA optic drive. That being said, I might just get the ASUS because it's cheaper. Will I regret this? : /

    I made one build with that mobo, it OC'd to 4.4 GHz with no problem,

    has USB3 - SATA3 - Z68 - u wont regret it.
  6. nikorr said:
    I made one build with that mobo, it OC,d to 4.4 GHz with no problem,

    has USB3 - SATA3 - Z68 - u wont regret it.


    Were you referring to the LE version or the vanilla one? I'm going to get the LE. : )
  7. markusaurileus said:
    Were you referring to the LE version or the vanilla one? I'm going to get the LE. : )

    I am referring to LE version.
  8. And get some aftermarket cooler.
  9. COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

    Best one for the price! @ $29.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

  10. I have a Zalman CPNS9700
    http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/Product_Read.asp?idx=164

    This is good, right?
  11. markusaurileus said:
    I have a Zalman CPNS9700
    http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/Product_Read.asp?idx=164

    This is good, right?

    Even better : )
  12. Best answer selected by MarkusAurileus.
  13. Thanks guys! Just picked up a i5 2500k and the Asus p8z68-v le.
  14. You'll enjoy it, I went from C2D E6750 to 2600K and one just can't believe how things are faster ; )
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