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Asrock z68 vs p67

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February 28, 2012 1:17:12 AM

Going to be getting new mobo for my i5 2500k.
Other stuff:-Going to be doing sli
-my case has usb 3.0 with internal header
-interested in the z68 due to srt+graphics
-if I got board without internal usb 3.0 I guess I would have to link it to back ports(best way to do that?)

Going to (perferably)get either: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also looking at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-dont really want to pay that much but its possible if its worth it

Big difference between extreme4 and extreme3?
Reasons for z68 over p67?

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a c 329 V Motherboard
February 28, 2012 1:23:34 AM

dylwing23 said:
Going to be getting new mobo for my i5 2500k.
Other stuff:-Going to be doing sli
-my case has usb 3.0 with internal header
-interested in the z68 due to srt+graphics
-if I got board without internal usb 3.0 I guess I would have to link it to back ports(best way to do that?)

Going to (perferably)get either: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also looking at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-dont really want to pay that much but its possible if its worth it

Big difference between extreme4 and extreme3?
Reasons for z68 over p67?

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!

Z68 is going to be Ivybridge compatible. H67 and P67. H61 is not.

Those are the differences between the Z68 and the P67.
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February 28, 2012 1:42:55 AM

Ok, those look pretty good especially the Ivy Bridge compatibility. Definitely going to get z86 then.

Still not sure if I should get the extreme4 over the extreme3. Main differences seem to be more pcie slots on ex4(don't really care about), usb 3.o internal(nice, but I guess I could get around it withe the ex3), firewire(dont care), floppy(dont care), and a different LAN chip(Realtek on ex3 vs Broadcomm on ex4). Is the extreme4 really worth the extra?
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a c 329 V Motherboard
February 28, 2012 2:09:57 AM

Well, u listed your choices, get the extreme 3, it will OC the same way as the ex.4 .
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a c 329 V Motherboard
February 28, 2012 2:10:49 AM

They are both very popular mobos.

U can easily OC to 4.5GHz with either one of them.
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February 28, 2012 2:28:17 AM

ok thanks
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February 28, 2012 2:28:27 AM

Best answer selected by dylwing23.
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a c 329 V Motherboard
February 28, 2012 2:29:32 AM

You're welcome : )) Thanx for the vote!
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a c 329 V Motherboard
February 28, 2012 2:29:49 AM

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