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Should I get a Asus P8P67-M PRO or P8Z68-V PRO

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August 22, 2011 4:05:56 AM

Hi Community,

I am stuck between 2 different Motherboards, which one should i get? Asus P8P67-M PRO or a P8Z68-V PRO. The hardware that i am going to get with it will be

CPU: Intel i7 2600
Memory: 2x4GB Kit G.Skill Ripjaws-X DDR3-1600
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB
Graphics: 2x Powercolour ATI Radeon 6970 2GB CrossfireX
PSU: Corsair TX-850W
DVD: LG SATA DVD Burner

The PC will be primarily used for gaming, video editing, video conversion and work


Thanks

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a b B Homebuilt system
August 22, 2011 5:32:58 AM

The P8P67 M Pro is essentially a reduced P8P67 Pro in Micro ATX form so while you will have reduced bells and whistles, you will by and large get the same performance. The P8Z68 V/V-Pro is a standard ATX board with all the features of a Z68 chipset. If you want the transcoding and SSD caching support of the Z68 then it is a better board to get and obviously more expensive.

Not many are M-ATX fans, particularly if the need is for performance, for the extra $30 you may rather want to get the P8P67 Pro.
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August 22, 2011 5:37:45 AM

sarinaide said:
The P8P67 M Pro is essentially a reduced P8P67 Pro in Micro ATX form so while you will have reduced bells and whistles, you will by and large get the same performance. The P8Z68 V/V-Pro is a standard ATX board with all the features of a Z68 chipset. If you want the transcoding and SSD caching support of the Z68 then it is a better board to get and obviously more expensive.

Not many are M-ATX fans, particularly if the need is for performance, for the extra $30 you may rather want to get the P8P67 Pro.


so if i were to ask you to choose between e P8P687 Pro and the P8Z68-V Pro which one would you get?
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 22, 2011 6:31:41 AM

If I were you and had the componants that you wanted to build on, the P8P67 Pro is a better option, you will get similar if not better performance for $40+ less.
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August 22, 2011 7:47:06 AM

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a b B Homebuilt system
August 22, 2011 9:58:32 AM

In regards to selecting motherboards, like power supplies, You should always buy for the purpose that you immediately want to achieve rather than 4-5 years down the line. A Z68 has good features but why pay for features that you will not exploit, the P8P67 pro is pretty much the novus classicus of higher end boards today.
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August 22, 2011 10:31:19 AM

sarinaide said:
In regards to selecting motherboards, like power supplies, You should always buy for the purpose that you immediately want to achieve rather than 4-5 years down the line. A Z68 has good features but why pay for features that you will not exploit, the P8P67 pro is pretty much the novus classicus of higher end boards today.


thanks for your great help
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