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Z68+3570k, good idea?

Hey everyone,

During my long and complicated journey :pt1cable: to find the best motherboard to fit my needs, I came across this board :
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-157-271&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2

why this one?:
-it's cheap
-2 pcie 3.0 x16
-color scheme
-reviews

It might seems like the perfect board from my point of you :love: , i wanted your opinion before making any stupid decision.
If you could answer couple qestion for me i would really appreciate it. :D

1- Will i be missing anything from my 3570k with a z68 mobo?
2- Any major reason to avoid ivy bridge with z68?
3- Should i just simply go with a 2500k?

Thanks in advance for the response(s) :)

(btw, i have an SB chip)
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  1. As long as you have a SB chip to flash the BIOS (if necessary), I don't see any problem with it.

    Why not the Z77 Extreme4 though? Only $134.99.

    Edit: I just noticed that you linked Newegg.ca. Canadian prices are crazy, lol and I believe that the Z77 Extreme4 is $179.99 on Newegg.ca (I could be wrong, that's just from memory).

    How much are you getting the Z68 Extreme3 for?
  2. DJDeCiBeL said:
    I just noticed that you linked Newegg.ca. Canadian prices are crazy, lol and I believe that the Z77 Extreme4 is $179.99 on Newegg.ca (I could be wrong, that's just from memory).

    Yeah, that's so frustrating :fou: . The extreme4 would have been perfect but it dont feel like encouraging that 45$ overprice from asrock :non: .
    DJDeCiBeL said:
    How much are you getting the Z68 Extreme3 for?

    125.99 from NCIX with a price match with newegg. It's 55$ less then the z77 extreme4 and seems very similar :kaola: .


    Also, is there any difference between ivy+z68 and ivy+z77?
  3. 2260121 said:
    Also, is there any difference between ivy+z68 and ivy+z77?


    Not really, as far as the CPU is concerned.
  4. DJDeCiBeL said:
    Not really, as far as the CPU is concerned.


    But Would you say that the z68 i linked is a good choice?

    Maybe I should keep looking. Thanks for the quick replies btw.
  5. It's good enough, for a budget board, yeah. You won't really be able to do any better for that price.
  6. DJDeCiBeL said:
    It's good enough, for a budget board, yeah. You won't really be able to do any better for that price.

    Ok then, the z68 it is! Thanks for your help, really appreciated :) .
  7. Best answer
    You're welcome. :)
  8. Best answer selected by 2260121.
  9. Best answer EVA! lol :lol:
  10. 2260121 said:
    Best answer EVA! lol :lol:


    :lol:
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