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Asus Crosshair V Formula and Crosshair V Formula-Z

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December 13, 2012 5:48:07 AM

I have a question. I was jumping around on PCPartPicker looking at motherboards for the computer I'm going to build here pretty soon. I was dead set on getting the Asus Crosshair V Formula. There was a site through PCPartPicker that had it for like $234.34 with shipping included, but when I go to the provided link, the site doesn't carry it anymore. There are two other sites that have it for $267 and $269, but I definitely don't want to jump up that much. So I was looking at the Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z. I can see that there are few differences in the specs.

E.g.,
"Crosshair V Formula: Memory Type - DDR3-1066/1333/1600/1800/2000/2133" then, "Crosshair V Formula-Z: Memory Type - DDR3-1066/1333/1600/1800/2000/2133/2400"
"Crosshair V Formula: SATA 6 Gb/s - 7" then, "Crosshair V Formula-Z: SATA 6 Gb/s - 8"
"Crosshair V Formula: eSATA 6 Gb/s - 1", then, "Crosshair V Formula-Z: eSATA 6 Gb/s - 2"

From what it looks like to me, the Formula-Z is just the slightest bit better than the Regular V Formula. Then again, I don't know *** about this stuff. The Crosshair Formula-Z is available at around the same price as the regular V Formula from Newegg and a few other places. (About $230.) What I'm mainly asking is, what is the difference between the two boards? I have the information, but I don't know WHAT those differences mean. If someone could explain, I would appreciate it. It seems to be that these two boards are about the same, and if I'm correct in my assumptions, the Formula-Z is just a bit better. Someone fill me in?

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a c 558 V Motherboard
a c 150 Ĉ ASUS
December 13, 2012 7:59:23 AM
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December 14, 2012 5:01:01 AM

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August 18, 2013 1:43:36 PM

The Formula Z is moving forward and the V formula is going back in time
The Z also has.more things added
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