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ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 VS Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3

im deciding to replace my old MSI G31 mob to get a new LGA 1155 mobo so i can get a i5 2500K

which motherboard is better?

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=18137

OR

Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=17329

i plan to SLI or crossfire either two HD 7000 or GTX 600 when they come out later in the year
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  1. ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard is better.

    Its also ATX, the other is smaller.
  2. ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 will run cooler and OC better...

    - 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE2/PCIE4: single at x16 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4), or dual at x8 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4)) (PCI Express 3.0 with Intel® Ivy Bridge CPU, PCI Express 2.0 with Intel® Sandy Bridge CPU)
    - 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
    - 2 x PCI slots
    - Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
    - Supports NVIDIA® Quad SLI™ and SLI™
  3. nikorr said:


    will my coolermaster 212 evo fit on that motherboard?
  4. alhanelem said:
    will my coolermaster 212 evo fit on that motherboard?

    Are u going to use high profile RAM?
  5. It will fit the mobo without any problem : )
  6. nikorr said:
    Are u going to use high profile RAM?


    depends, im either going to get a:

    Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB : http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=16437

    OR

    G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB : http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=13931
  7. Best answer
  8. Best answer selected by alhanelem.
  9. Thanx for the vote alhanelem! Good luck.
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