Solved Z68+3570k, good idea? Tags: Motherboards Product Last response: September 27, 2012 12:39 AM in Motherboards Share 2260121 September 26, 2012 10:40:37 PM Hey everyone, During my long and complicated journey 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=13-157-2... 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 , i wanted your opinion before making any stupid decision. If you could answer couple qestion for me i would really appreciate it. 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) More about : z68 3570k good idea DJDeCiBeL a c 137 V Motherboard September 26, 2012 10:50:04 PM 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? m 0 l 2260121 September 26, 2012 11:40:51 PM DJDeCiBeL said:I just noticed that you linked Newegg.ca. Canadian prices are crazy, lol and I believe that the Z77 Extreme4 is $179.99 on Newegg.ca (I could be wrong, that's just from memory). Yeah, that's so frustrating . The extreme4 would have been perfect but it dont feel like encouraging that 45$ overprice from asrock . 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 . Also, is there any difference between ivy+z68 and ivy+z77? m 0 l Related resources Buying an i5-3570k. Is an ASRock Z68 Ext3 Gen3 a good idea? - Forum I'm looking for a z68 motherboard with good fan control, any ideas? - Forum Z68 gen 3 with a i5 3570k - Forum Already have Z68 mobo, I5 2500K vs I5 3570K for same price? - Forum Good, Cheap, QUIET CPU fan for 3570K - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer DJDeCiBeL a c 137 V Motherboard September 26, 2012 11:46:52 PM 2260121 said:Also, is there any difference between ivy+z68 and ivy+z77? Not really, as far as the CPU is concerned. m 0 l 2260121 September 27, 2012 12:01:21 AM 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. m 0 l DJDeCiBeL a c 137 V Motherboard September 27, 2012 12:08:05 AM It's good enough, for a budget board, yeah. You won't really be able to do any better for that price. m 0 l 2260121 September 27, 2012 12:16:23 AM 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 . m 0 l Best solution DJDeCiBeL a c 137 V Motherboard September 27, 2012 12:27:39 AM You're welcome. Share 2260121 September 27, 2012 12:34:45 AM Best answer selected by 2260121. m 0 l 2260121 September 27, 2012 12:35:29 AM Best answer EVA! lol m 0 l DJDeCiBeL a c 137 V Motherboard September 27, 2012 12:39:06 AM 2260121 said:Best answer EVA! lol m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedPractice Computer Build A Good Idea? Forum SolvedAsus H97-plus for i5 4690 and GTX750Ti good idea? Forum SolvedIs 2 r9 270x 4gb a good idea? Forum SolvedUpgrade to Pentium G3258 from i7 920 good idea? Forum Solvedwould it be a good idea to sell 770 for r9 290? Forum Solvednolan wants to take a picture of himself if possible (is this even a good idea?) Forum Z68 and i5 3570K compatible Forum SolvedSealed-in batteries...a good idea? Forum SolvedUsing a 1tb SSD as only memory source. Good Idea or bad Forum SolvedGood idea to skimp out on motherboard for better GPU? Forum SolvedIs water cooling a good idea for my AMD Athlon X4... Forum SolvedGood idea to buy refurbished headset? Forum SolvedBuying parts from china online good idea? Forum SolvedWill a factory restore be a good idea for a windows basic toshiba laptop Forum Z68 high end + 2600k or z77 medium + 3570k? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !