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

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January 19, 2012 5:04:17 AM

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

Asus P8Z68-V LE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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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January 19, 2012 5:16:46 AM

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 : )
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January 19, 2012 5:17:13 AM

They are both good!
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January 19, 2012 4:08:16 PM

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?Submi...


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January 19, 2012 4:46:08 PM

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?Submi...


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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? : /
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January 19, 2012 4:51:29 PM

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.
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January 19, 2012 6:33:14 PM

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. : )
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January 19, 2012 6:35:02 PM

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.
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January 19, 2012 6:36:54 PM

And get some aftermarket cooler.
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January 19, 2012 9:47:58 PM

Best answer selected by MarkusAurileus.
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January 19, 2012 9:49:16 PM

Thanks guys! Just picked up a i5 2500k and the Asus p8z68-v le.
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January 19, 2012 10:59:25 PM

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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January 19, 2012 10:59:50 PM

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