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ASUS Z77 Pro over Z68 GEN3 Pro?

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June 3, 2012 8:40:11 PM

I'm building the following:

Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB

ASUS P8Z68-V Pro GEN3 Z68 LGA1155 ATX 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2 PCI B3 Motherboard

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink

G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24

Antec Truepower New 750W Modular Power Supply ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC 80 Plus SLI Ready 120MM PWM Fan

Antec Three Hundred Two Mid Tower Gaming Case 302

EVGA GTX 560 SC 1 GB (already owned)

WD SATA HDD (already owned)

I was told it would be better to go to the Asus Z77-V Pro instead of the Z68 Gen 3? I've read that the Z77 still has bugs to work out, including issues with USB Ports.

Thanks!
DW
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June 3, 2012 9:34:03 PM

If it has any bugs, there is a quick BIOS update released.
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June 3, 2012 9:34:20 PM

BTW, where are u buying?
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a c 328 V Motherboard
June 3, 2012 9:35:49 PM

I would go with Z77 and stopped to worry about that.

Z68 had trouble too : )

Asus Z77-V Pro
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Asus Z77-V
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June 3, 2012 9:38:53 PM

nikorr said:
I would go with Z77 and stopped to worry about that.

Z68 had trouble too : )

Asus Z77-V Pro
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Asus Z77-V


Hi, Nikor,

I am looking at this item at NCIX:

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=69883&promoid=1205

I also only have 1x Logitech USB mouse, a set of USB Turtlebeach headphones and my ASUS Wireless N USB adapter.

Thanks for your input.

Thanks!

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June 3, 2012 9:40:40 PM

I should point out that I'm getting the Z77 Pro for $200, not the list price. Negotiated a quote on the phone with them.

Thanks.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
June 3, 2012 9:42:33 PM

Do u live near the microcenter?
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June 3, 2012 9:44:44 PM

Sorry, no. I live in Montreal. :) 
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a c 328 V Motherboard
June 3, 2012 9:45:29 PM

Its a great deal, and it has a free WiFi adapter build in : )

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June 3, 2012 9:48:44 PM

Agreed.

I think I will go with this. I'm moving from an ASUS P5Q Pro/C2D E7400 that I've had OC for the last few months to stretch it. Normally, I run my system at stock (use it for work, family stuff, and some gaming).

So, given that we're behind the times, you read so many reviews and you get a bit cross-eyed or concerned. :)  I had read that some people experienced USB problems, so decided to google it.

Thanks, Nikorr!

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June 3, 2012 10:18:21 PM

Best answer selected by DW2012.
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