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What Motherboard should I get?

Ok I need a simple good answer for me,

Here is my Specs:

Case: HAF x 4 Fans
CPU: Intel i7 2600k
RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-850AXUK Professional Series Gold 850W Power Supply
GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 Ti

Which motherboard should I get:
Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
OR
Asus P8Z77-V PRO Motherboard

If anybody can give me a solid answer to which I should get and what changes could be made please help. As I'm worried about the fans not connecting to the P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 as there is no 4 Chassis Connectors only 2.
Note: I'll be playing games on my pc.
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  1. Asus P8Z77-V PRO Motherboard
  2. If you plan on upgrading the CPU to an Ivy-Bridge later on, I recommend the Asus P8Z77-V PRO.

    If not, stay with the Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3. Your current cpu doesn't support PCIe3.0 which would be the main difference between the Z68 board and the Z77 one.
  3. ryanrich83 said:
    If you plan on upgrading the CPU to an Ivy-Bridge later on, I recommend the Asus P8Z77-V PRO.

    If not, stay with the Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3. Your current cpu doesn't support PCIe3.0 which would be the main difference between the Z68 board and the Z77 one.



    But what about the HAF x case fans? Where would I connect them if I go the P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3

    P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3:

    2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin, 1 x 3 -pin)
    2 x Power Fan connector(s) (3 -pin)

    P8Z77-V PRO
    4 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
    1 x Optional Fan connector(s)

    Also the CPU I'm getting is SandyBridge.
  4. Ry4n said:
    But what about the HAF x case fans? Where would I connect them if I go the P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3

    P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3:

    2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin, 1 x 3 -pin)
    2 x Power Fan connector(s) (3 -pin)

    P8Z77-V PRO
    4 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
    1 x Optional Fan connector(s)

    Also the CPU I'm getting is SandyBridge.


    can anybody confirm?
  5. Quote:
    you'll have enough fan headers regardless..



    Ah ok thank you very much Verbalizer. :D
  6. Quote:
    all the boards mentioned are equipped with enough fan headers..


    Are they the ones called, CHA_Fan 1, CHA_Fan 2 & PWR_Fan 1, PWR_Fan 2.
  7. Quote:
    yes.



    Ok, Is there any difference between them & Is there any order the fans has to be in such as the Top fan has to be in PWR_Fan 1 etc?
  8. Quote:
    no.
    your free to configure the way you seem fit.
    whatever suits you.


    Ok, Also I was wondering the fans all have Little headers which come apart from each other there all white except for the back fan it's red.
    They all have the 2 big ports & 1 little ports (but when separated they make 2.)
    If all that makes sense (as this is my first pc build)
  9. Quote:
    take a pic, what motherboard.?
    use this to post it on-line.
    www.photobucket.com


    Well here's a picture of the motherboard from a site but the same one I'm currently getting http://www.cpusolutions.com/store/pc/catalog/1021054952_253_detail.jpg

    Did you also want the fan connector/s pictures?
  10. Quote:
    dude, I know that board real well...
    love it.
    I have done a few builds with it.

    now again, what do you want to know exactly, it was confusing.?


    Sorry about the confusion, I was talking about the 3 Pin & 4 Pin fan connectors, the Top, Front and Side panel fan has all 3 Connectors but the back fan has 1 red 3 pin.

    Here the pics:

    Back:
    http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/5899/fanback.jpg

    Side:
    http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg228/scaled.php?server=228&filename=fanside.jpg&res=landing

    Top:
    http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg607/scaled.php?server=607&filename=fantop.jpg&res=landing

    Could you tell me where the red one goes and the rest goes?
    (Couldn't take a pic of the front as it's under all the HDD brackets.
  11. Ah I see now, but If I need help could I come ask you again?
  12. Thank you :)
  13. Best answer selected by Ry4n.
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