I want to buy a new motherboard for a new rig, and I'm combining it with an Intel core i7 2600k. I was looking at a Z68 chipset, or a P67 chipset, but apparently the only advantage to using the Z68 is the ability to use what was referred to as the "the iGPU of sandy bridge". I have no idea what this is, and how it correlates with the Graphics card. If someone could get back to me, I'd really appreciate it.
Love your Profile pic. Firefly FTW. Anyway, it will be a complete gaming rig when I'm done. Going to transplant out of a stock computer to a new chassis and switch out motherboards and PSUs. Possibly adding another 580 when I get the dough.
That's awesome! The main question I had was the iGPU question, which you answered, but I've already got the CPU, I just need to select a proper motherboard, just not sure which one would be better for my Gaming Rig. I may have posted this in the wrong subtopic, if I did, I apologize.
If you want to use the igpu for say heavy video editing or other cpu heavy tasks, then the z68 and 2600 are a great match, if just gaming, a 2500 on a p67 will be your choice I'd say
*As you'll be slapping in a decent graphics card, as mentioned by Diellur