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Asrock z68 extreme3 gen3: Sandy Bridge

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June 19, 2012 10:31:30 PM

I've read that this motherboard has problems with the Ivy bridge cpus

Does it work better with Sandy bridge? (i5 2500k)

So I know if it's worth buying :) 

a c 86 V Motherboard
June 19, 2012 11:44:28 PM

That motherboard is better with i5-2500K but will work with ivy i had that motherboard but i gave it to my cousin one thing i didn't like about it is Thinner than standard ATX – lacks case mounting down far side but other than that it's a rock solid motherboard + Overclocking is easy and effective+ Brilliant value for money
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June 20, 2012 12:25:22 AM

I have this motherboard and although I cannot provide any help with the OP's question I agree with bigcyco1. It does state to be compatible with Ivy Bridge CPU, how compatible I don't know. I heard that at most Ivy Bridge will be 15% more energy/heat efficient without very much difference in processing power... though I could be wrong.

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a c 86 V Motherboard
June 20, 2012 12:49:42 AM

Just to be more clear, i never try the board with ivy i was told it would work fine with it i used i5-2500K and my cousin is using i7-2600K we had no issues other then what i mentioned basically the only negative thing i have to say about motherboard is that it slips outside of typical ATX specifications. It’s 3cm thinner than a standard ATX motherboard and as a result may lack secure mounting on the far side since this isn’t a common size, but other than that it's a solid board and very good.
June 27, 2012 11:21:54 PM

I will use the i5 2500k just wanted to know if it works good with Sandybridge :) 
a c 86 V Motherboard
June 28, 2012 12:19:54 AM

Yes it does
June 28, 2012 11:02:14 AM

ok great! :) 

Thanks for the replies!
June 28, 2012 11:02:36 AM

Best answer selected by Bofink.
a c 86 V Motherboard
June 28, 2012 11:04:20 AM

Bofink said:
ok great! :) 

Thanks for the replies!
No problem your very welcome! ;) 
a c 328 V Motherboard
June 28, 2012 11:04:57 AM

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