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June 6, 2012 11:56:01 AM

Hi,

I've been looking at the Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 motherboard, but if there is anyting better for the price/performance please tell me, I was looking at the P8Z77-V board too - not sure which one is better, here is my setup so far:

Intel i5 "2500K CPU
Sapphire 6870 ATX12V PSU
Seasonic 620 PSU
Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb RAM
Sony 24x DVD-RW
Cool Master Elite 430 Case
Seagate 500GB HD
Enermax Fans (x2)
TP-Link Wi-Fi Card

So please recommend me a motherboard, thanks!

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June 6, 2012 12:11:29 PM

Opps: I meant Sapphire 6870 ATX12V Graphics Card
a b V Motherboard
June 6, 2012 2:25:03 PM

personally i would have gotten ivy bridge. it is faster and has a lot more features. if you are to get ivy bridge, get hte i5 3570k and the gigabyte z77x-ud5h

if you are to get sandy bridge, get the gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3 or the z68-v PRO or the one you suggested
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June 6, 2012 3:36:17 PM

For i5-2500K that Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 motherboard, is good another choice to consider ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 $119.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... as TheBigTroll said if you are to get ivy get the i5 3570k but i would Go with a Gigabyt UD5, ASUS V Pro, or an MSI GD65,or an ASRock Z77 Extreme6. These are all excellent boards for overclocking as well. ;) 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a b V Motherboard
June 6, 2012 3:57:13 PM

jazperr said:
Okay, well I think I'm going to get this processor: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Core-i5-2550K-CPU/dp/B007...

As it's better than the 2500K and the same price - And I'd prefer Asus so I'll go with the P8Z68-V/GEN3 motherboard :) 

Many thanks


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it isnt better at all.you will lose the igpu completely and lose quicksync.
June 6, 2012 3:58:03 PM

Just researched that, forget what I said lol
a b V Motherboard
June 6, 2012 4:33:08 PM

ok
June 6, 2012 4:34:18 PM

What is the different between the P8Z68-V/GEN3 and P8Z77-V? :/ 
June 6, 2012 4:48:18 PM

The Gen3 is supposedly PCIe 3.0 ready, but you need an IB CPU and MOBO to use it in the future.
June 6, 2012 4:51:56 PM

Which is worth getting? Or are they the same excluding the Gen3
June 6, 2012 4:56:47 PM

Z77 with an IB CPU will be good and requires no BIOS tinkering.
a b V Motherboard
June 6, 2012 8:53:00 PM

that board and ram will do you fine. if you plan to sli (if you get nividia cards) the lx will not work. it will work for crossfire fine
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