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October 14, 2011 8:50:21 AM

What is the best P67 or Z68 motherboard? Not that my budget is not over $150.

I have found TOO MANY Z68 and P67 models in Gigabyte. So, I just want to know which I should go for?

And if you prefer ASUS or MSI with a specific model, tell please.

Much appreciated.

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a c 93 V Motherboard
October 14, 2011 8:58:37 AM

get a Z68

get what ever has the features you need
from a good manufacturer
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a b V Motherboard
October 14, 2011 9:11:24 AM

the good one is asus p8z68 vpro or asrock z68 extreme4 but asus is better for wide spacing sli/crossfire and many good features...
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October 14, 2011 9:12:42 AM

I wanted the fatal1ty extreme. Costs a lot, but amazing features and looks stunning.
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a b V Motherboard
October 14, 2011 9:29:05 AM

m-mag said:
What is the best P67 or Z68 motherboard? Not that my budget is not over $150.

I have found TOO MANY Z68 and P67 models in Gigabyte. So, I just want to know which I should go for?

And if you prefer ASUS or MSI with a specific model, tell please.

Much appreciated.

You want a Z68 for sure if you plan on using it for things like video editing, etc.. due to the IGP. If this is a gaming build, than either Z68 or P67 will do just fine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $124.99
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <----- a better look at that board

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/ <----- PCI-E 3.0
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October 14, 2011 2:38:40 PM

Why_Me said:
You want a Z68 for sure if you plan on using it for things like video editing, etc.. due to the IGP. If this is a gaming build, than either Z68 or P67 will do just fine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $124.99
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <----- a better look at that board

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/ <----- PCI-E 3.0


Yes, it's supposed to be a gaming computer :)  - I've put a $700 budget for it. That's why I'm tight on budget. Motherboard, I think, should not exceed $150 as I'll, hopefully, get HD 6850 (if I get a 1080p monitor).

So, will have a dedicated GPU. So will not use the Quick Sync. And I'm not planning on getting an SSD these days, so SSD Caching won't be of much use. It's just, I heard that P67 had some issues with SATA.
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October 14, 2011 2:40:58 PM

Why_Me said:
You want a Z68 for sure if you plan on using it for things like video editing, etc.. due to the IGP. If this is a gaming build, than either Z68 or P67 will do just fine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $124.99
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <----- a better look at that board

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/ <----- PCI-E 3.0

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October 14, 2011 2:41:39 PM

m-mag said:
Yes, it's supposed to be a gaming computer :)  - I've put a $700 budget for it. That's why I'm tight on budget. Motherboard, I think, should not exceed $150 as I'll, hopefully, get HD 6850 (if I get a 1080p monitor).

So, will have a dedicated GPU. So will not use the Quick Sync. And I'm not planning on getting an SSD these days, so SSD Caching won't be of much use. It's just, I heard that P67 had some issues with SATA.

i'd try to get in at least a 6870, if you can
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October 15, 2011 5:41:45 AM

Can't atm; budget. I know that 6870 is not only slightly more expensive than the 6850, but budget is too tight lol.
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October 22, 2011 7:43:55 AM

About Gigabyte's P67 for example, there's UD3, UD4, etc. Up to UD7... Which is the best? and what is the difference between them?

Same with Z68 I think.
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December 4, 2011 7:13:43 AM

Why_Me said:
You want a Z68 for sure if you plan on using it for things like video editing, etc.. due to the IGP. If this is a gaming build, than either Z68 or P67 will do just fine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $124.99
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <----- a better look at that board

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/ <----- PCI-E 3.0




ASRock? Are you kidding? If you want solid performance on a tight budget, go for Gigabyte. Some of the best Z68 is from Gigabyte are about $100 to $120. If you can squeeze a little more, go for ASUS.
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December 4, 2011 1:34:37 PM

m-mag said:
About Gigabyte's P67 for example, there's UD3, UD4, etc. Up to UD7... Which is the best? and what is the difference between them?

Same with Z68 I think.

well, ud7 is better it has 2 pci-e x16 x16 at full speed but it's not neccessary to use x16 x16, using of x8 x8 is almost perfect idea.they all are good boards.
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December 4, 2011 1:45:20 PM

there is not much difference between x16/x16 and x8/x8
that Asrock board is ok .. @ Why_me welcome back comrad :) 
At that price level they are all pretty identical .. also would you mind listing your other components?
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December 4, 2011 1:47:01 PM

that's what i told x8 x8 is almost a perfect idea and many of people are using x8 x8.:) 
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December 4, 2011 1:54:56 PM

look for microcenter close by
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