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Whats better for an ssd? cache or boot drive

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February 12, 2012 4:57:51 PM

im looking at getting a new mobo but unsure of which chipset to go with p67 or z68. as this is my first build im not sure which is better to go with. should i use my ssd for cache or boot device. which is better? any advice will help me.
system i5 2500k
sapphire hd 7950
ocz agility 3 120gb ssd
seagate cuda 1.5tb hdd
xfx 750pro xxx psu
cooler master elite 430
g skil sniper 8gb low voltage
212 evo cpu cooler with 2 fans

im just unsure which way to go on the mobo your advice will be very helpful in this build
a c 328 V Motherboard
February 12, 2012 5:00:49 PM

Get z68. And get SSD for the system, page file and installed apps and enjoy the speed.

Forget cache SSD drive.

If u have SSD for the system, u don't need one for cache : )
a c 328 V Motherboard
February 12, 2012 5:01:21 PM

What is your budget?
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a c 328 V Motherboard
February 12, 2012 5:03:14 PM

I would go with Z68 because the features.
There are 3 major differences between the P67 and the Z68.

Intel SRT (Smart Response Technology) lets you to use a small SSD (<50GB) to work as a caching drive to speed up the boot, start up of apps and access times.

IGP Support (Integrated Graphics on Processor) the Z68 boards have build in support for the IGP. The main advantages of this is that it will allow you to use the IGP for things like backup graphics and help with trouble shooting issues. Also with the Lucid Logix Virtu software you switch between the IGP and the dedicated video card for the best performance for the application that you are running.

Intel SATA III controller is better performing then the old Marvell controller that is used on the P67 boards.

Those are the differences between the Z68 and the P67.
February 12, 2012 6:35:58 PM

my budget is 1400 to 1500 bucks
a c 328 V Motherboard
February 12, 2012 6:37:34 PM

For the mobo : )
February 12, 2012 6:38:54 PM

was looking at getting a asus p8z68 v pro gen3 i was not sure if going for a p67 mobo wouuld be advisable for future proofing
February 12, 2012 6:40:34 PM

but it sounds like the z68 will be better since il probably upgrade to ivy later onn
a c 328 V Motherboard
February 12, 2012 6:42:22 PM

igotdoggied said:
but it sounds like the z68 will be better since il probably upgrade to ivy later onn

One more reason.

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a c 328 V Motherboard
February 12, 2012 6:42:31 PM
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I would go with Z68 because the features.
There are 3 major differences between the P67 and the Z68.

Intel SRT (Smart Response Technology) lets you to use a small SSD (<50GB) to work as a caching drive to speed up the boot, start up of apps and access times.

IGP Support (Integrated Graphics on Processor) the Z68 boards have build in support for the IGP. The main advantages of this is that it will allow you to use the IGP for things like backup graphics and help with trouble shooting issues. Also with the Lucid Logix Virtu software you switch between the IGP and the dedicated video card for the best performance for the application that you are running.

Intel SATA III controller is better performing then the old Marvell controller that is used on the P67 boards.

Z68 is also great overclocker!

Those are the differences between the Z68 and the P67.
February 12, 2012 6:56:15 PM

thank you for the info ill get a z68 board
February 12, 2012 6:56:28 PM

Best answer selected by igotdoggied.
a c 328 V Motherboard
February 12, 2012 6:58:20 PM

You're welcome : )
February 12, 2012 6:58:31 PM

iwant to order but cant get on to newegg keeps saying error code 2 what a pisser
a c 328 V Motherboard
February 12, 2012 6:58:36 PM

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