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January 1, 2012 5:52:41 PM

Hi, I want to change my CPU/MOBO/RAM. I'm getting the i7 2600K as CPU, not sure about motherboard yet, and kingston hyperx 1600mhz.

So here's the old and the new together.(everything with a star(*), i already own)

Case: Antec Nine Hundred*

Motherboard: any suggestions? (i was looking at the ASUS P8Z68-V GEN3)
what i need on the mobo:
-SLI feature, for near future
-6x rear panel usb connections
-2x usb onboard for antec900 usb front/top panel
-1x Pci slot for my 5.1 sound card
-i've got 2HDD for now, but might get another or 2 eventually
-will edit if i forgot something.

CPU: i7 2600K

Memory: 2x4GB or 3x4GB Kingston HyperX 1600mhz

PSU: Antec HCG-900*

GPU: ASUS GTX570*

i think that's about it! Thanks in advance!

edit: forgot to say that i don't think i will be overclocking... primarily used for gaming, video editing!

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January 1, 2012 6:19:30 PM

just keep in mind that it has 1 x16 and 1 x4 pcie so the x4 will slow down 1 of the GPU's
January 1, 2012 6:22:11 PM

TeodoI7 said:
just keep in mind that it has 1 x16 and 1 x4 pcie so the x4 will slow down 1 of the GPU's



the P8Z68-V GEN3 has

2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)this is what i need i think...
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)

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January 1, 2012 7:30:15 PM

anyone else have thoughts on this??
January 1, 2012 8:15:59 PM

Im partial to my asrock z68 extreme4, I had a p8p67 before this and I like the asrock, and should do everything you need it to do and still be somewhat upgradeable

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January 1, 2012 8:38:16 PM
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1st decide if ya benefit in any way from Z68....99% of peeps here on THG won't but lotta peeps sleep better at night having the latest and greatest. :) 

http://www.ukgamingcomputers.co.uk/difference-between-h...

P67
The P8P67 Pro is a great buy ATM ...up 410 since last week but $15 off ont he combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


The WS Revolution is killer board w/ x16 x16 CF / SLI .... only $225 now ... great power / voltage control extremely efficient low heat
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3795/asus_p8p67_ws_rev...

Also saves ya few bucks in the Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Z68

You picked the ASUS P8Z68-V GEN3 but for $10 ya can move up tot he Pro

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-131-790^13-131-790-TS%2C13-131-792^13-131-792-TS

Save $5 buying it w/ Windows
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
January 1, 2012 9:39:12 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
1st decide if ya benefit in any way from Z68....99% of peeps here on THG won't but lotta peeps sleep better at night having the latest and greatest. :) 

http://www.ukgamingcomputers.co.uk/difference-between-h...

P67
The P8P67 Pro is a great buy ATM ...up 410 since last week but $15 off ont he combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


The WS Revolution is killer board w/ x16 x16 CF / SLI .... only $225 now ... great power / voltage control extremely efficient low heat
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3795/asus_p8p67_ws_rev...

Also saves ya few bucks in the Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Z68

You picked the ASUS P8Z68-V GEN3 but for $10 ya can move up tot he Pro

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-131-790^13-131-790-TS%2C13-131-792^13-131-792-TS

Save $5 buying it w/ Windows
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


thanks for the reply, at first i thought about the P67 series, but when i saw that Z68 is everything P67 is.. and more... why go for P67... I know that for now I would not be benefiting from all it's features but Z68-V Pro GEN3, is a wiser choice for the near future for not a big price difference.. right?
January 4, 2012 4:50:53 PM

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