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Comparing boards with same chipsets

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February 3, 2012 2:17:42 AM

Hi all, prospective builder here trying to get some good info about which board to get. I've read about the differences between Z68/P67/H67 etc, but I'm still confused about how to compare boards with the same chipset.

For example I saw one board on newegg that was $85 with Z68 and another one that was $200 that also had Z68. What warrants the differences in price? So far all I can gather is SATA II versus SATA III, and reports that some boards are "better" at overclocking than others (not sure what they mean by this)?

Is getting a cheap board and trying to overclock a bad idea?
Is it a good idea to get a cheap board if I'm not going to overclock?

Thanks for any info

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a c 108 V Motherboard
a b K Overclocking
February 3, 2012 6:39:20 AM

With a cheap mobo you can overclock but not to a verry high frequency. You can overclock at decent frequency let.s say 4.0 - 4.2 Ghz.
If you don't overclock is not a bad idea to buy a cheap Z68 motherboard.
February 4, 2012 12:52:37 AM

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February 4, 2012 12:52:57 AM

thanks, just what i was looking for
a c 331 V Motherboard
a b K Overclocking
February 4, 2012 1:23:37 AM

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