New board for an i5-2500K

Gigabyte
GA-Z68AP-D3 LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard

Gigabyte
GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA 1155 Z68 mATX Intel Motherboard

Gigabyte
GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard

I'm going with
i5-2500K
8gb 1333
Radeon 6870
HDD1 128GB SSD
HDD2 320GB 7200 RPM

What is the difference between these three?

Would I be ok with the first one?

I don't plan on expanding too much....
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%2050001314%20600093976%20600158412&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=280|13-128-538^13-128-538-TS%2C13-128-495^13-128-495-TS%2C13-128-512^13-128-512-TS
    The first one is basic and does not support dual GPU setups well, the second one is mATX but can do dual GPU's, third one does dual GPU's and has more connectivity than the others. You will be fine with the first one if you stick with a single GPU.
  2. Side-by-side -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%2050001314%20600093976%20600158412&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=280%7C13-128-538%5E13-128-538-TS%2C13-128-495%5E13-128-495-TS%2C13-128-512%5E13-128-512-TS

    GA-Z68XP-UD3 ; SLI ; PCIe v3.0 switch
    GA-Z68AP-D3(R2.0) ; basic non-SLI
    GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 ; basic non-SLI ; PCIe v3.0 switch ; mATX form factor

    Beyond above, doodads and add-on chipsets. IMO none of them stellar for OC'ing, for that UD5 series and maybe the Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4.

    My preferences: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 or P8Z68-V/GEN3 ; added with ASUS -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%2050001315%20600093976%20600158412&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=280%7C13-128-538%5E13-128-538-TS%2C13-128-495%5E13-128-495-TS%2C13-128-512%5E13-128-512-TS%2C13-131-790%5E13-131-790-TS%2C13-131-792%5E13-131-792-TS
  3. rolli59 said:
    The GA Z68MA-d2H-B3 actually supports SLI http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3855#ov

    I only looked at the NewEgg (details) page, but I just noticed SLI on the (overview) ; page/tab.
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