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Old September 30, 2011, 09:53 AM
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NCIX.com - Buy ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Z68 LGA1155 ATX 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2 PCI B3 Motherboard - ASUS - P8Z68-V PRO - in Canada

I'm thinking about using this for my next build which will be a mid level gamer and daily driver. It will have a 2500K and I'm thinking a 120GB SSD and my trusty WD Black for storage. Card will be an older but still viable 5850 until I can scrape up a bit more cash later, and psu is a corsair. But back to the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Z68, is there a better board for the money ($221.00 at NCIX) - your input is appreciated, thanks.
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buy the maximus IV gene-z
cheaper n better
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Old September 30, 2011, 11:07 AM
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I see it is $20 cheaper, which is good. What does it have that makes it better though? I didn't give it the full read. You mean this one, right:ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z Z68 LGA1155 mATX 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E4 SLI CrossFire HDMI USB3.0 SATA3 Motherboard - DirectCanada - that is one of those mini boards that still fits an ATX case?
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Old September 30, 2011, 04:44 PM
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personally speaking, I would want more than 2x PCI-E and 1x PCI-e x1 for that price. That being said, I do like the colour scheme lol, and would have opted to buy the ATX version if it weren't so out of my price range.

the ASUS P8Z68 series is great, tons of features. The difference between V and V-Pro is I think V-Pro has 2 more SATA 3 controllers. Not sure what the LE model entails though, but it is the cheapest of the three variants. I myself have the V and absolutely love it. On top of that you get your standard PCI slots (2 of them) and 3 (or is it 4?? I can't remember,...) PCI-E slots.

That being said, ASUS is releasing (or has released I can't remember) an upgraded version of the P8Z68 series that will feature PCI-E 3.0 (if you care about future proofing).
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The -V is amazing. The pro version give you extra SATA which is not worth the price. Plus it uses a cheaper controller on the Pro then the standard -V (go figure).

The Gene board is great but I don't like the form factor. It also has 8 phase power compared to the 12 on the -V. The VRM's on the Gene are a bit better however but run really warm. The new Asus Gen3 boards are coming out with PCIE 3.0 switches.
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