I am getting ready to upgrade my computer, but need help deciding between two motherboards.
The choices are: Asus p8z68-v pro/gen3 or Gigabyte GA-Z78XP-UD3 rev 1.3 I will be using an Intel I5-2500K processor and a CM Hyper 212 Evo cooler. I have the following memory: Kingston HyperX blu 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600). I will be putting all of this in an Antec 300 case with a PC Power and Cooling 620 watt (80 plus) power supply. I will be booting from a WD 300 GB Caviar Black hard drive running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I will be picking up an additional data drive and trading out the 300 GB drive for a SSD in the future. I may OC in the future, but mostly for the fun of it. I do some light gaming, but will mostly use the PC for Internet, Email, watching videos and M/S Office applications. I know that the CPU is probably over kill, but I'm getting a sweet bundle deal from MicroCenter. (CPU for $179 and $50 off the Motherboard when purchased together). Please recommend which MotherBoard to get and suggestions on a SSD would be appreciated.
I've decided to add another option for my Motherboard selection. Please consider from the following: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3, Asus p8z68-v pro/gen3 or Gigabyte GA-Z78XP-UD3 rev 1.3 I'm looking to make my purchase in the next couple of days. Please respond with your suggestion.