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Old July 18, 2011, 10:46 AM
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Been a while since I've followed the latest motherboard revisions... specially with the Z68s and all that. I figure you guys would be more up-to date with this stuff. This is what I would be doing with it.

- No SLI/Crossfire
- I will be overlocking
- USB3
- SATA III

Been thinking in pairing it with a 2500k and about 8GB or G.SKILL memory. Any suggestions?
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check the special on the ud4 from giga?

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...tml#post533725
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Old July 18, 2011, 10:53 AM
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Don't even get me started on Gigabyte..

NCIX.com - Buy MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) P67 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E 2PCI SLI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3 Motherboard - MSI/MicroStar - P67A-GD65 (B3) - in Canada

These are great boards.
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Old July 18, 2011, 11:52 AM
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2nd rec for Z68 UD4. Cant beat that price
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Old July 18, 2011, 11:53 AM
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The special ended on the Gigabyte boards yesterday I think...

Main differences on P67 vs Z68?
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Old July 18, 2011, 11:57 AM
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The main advantages of Z68 over P67 are HD caching and igpu. Basically you buy a small SSD and use it as cache for your system. Saves $$ bc you can have SSD speeds with just a small SSD and you still get the space with your other drives. Other than that you have Virtu which can save a little power by using the boards igpu when idle.

I would probably go with P8Z68-V Pro or Z68XP-UD4 if you want a good Z68 board in the $190-200 range.
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Old July 18, 2011, 12:00 PM
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How good would that be when already have an SSD?

Still, the price for that UD4 was amazing. Any way they could honor that? PMing Linus?
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if you already have one dont bother..unless its a small one and youve run out of space :)

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If your SSD is 60GB or smaller then it is worth it to get Z68 and set up SSD caching. If you have a large SSD I wouldnt worry too much about Z68, P67 would be fine as well.
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Old July 18, 2011, 12:09 PM
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Alrighty sounds good..

Out of these selections.

- MSI P67CS-C43
- ASUS P8P67
- MSI P67A
- Gigabyte GA-P67A-D3

What do u think would be the best choice?
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