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EVGA Z68 FTW 0 0%
ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME-Z 3 21.43%
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7-B3 2 14.29%
ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME (REV 3.0) 9 64.29%
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Old November 21, 2011, 08:59 AM
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Hey guys, I'm still debating whether i should buy my build now or wait until Ivy Bridge is released.
Here are the System specs:

Case: Cooler Master HAF X
CPU: i7 2600k
CPU Cooler: NOCTUA NH-D14
GPU: Nvidia GTX560 Ti DS SuperClocked From EVGA
Motherboard: Still Deciding
Ram: G.Skill Sniper Series Ram 8gb running at 1600mghz
HDD: Western Digital Black Caviar
SDD: Will be getting one in the Future
DVD: Simple Combo Drive, I have a ps3 for blu-ray.
PSU: OCZ ZT 750w 80 Plus Bronze

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I plan on doing LOTS of video editing. Small amount of gaming including battlefield, skate games, and overall about 5 games. I plan on overclocking to about 4ghz maybe even more if possible. Currently have a 22 inch monitor moving up to a 27 inch monitor hoping to get 2 of them. VERY UNLIKELY.

Question:
1.) What is the very best Mobo to get for my system? 200-350 US Dollars
2.) Should i Wait for Ivy Bridge?
4.) Will all these parts fit together?

Im looking for a motherboard good to overclock, some gaming (MIGHT get SLI) and video editing.
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Old November 21, 2011, 09:04 AM
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I think any board in the $200 range will be all you need for your uses. P8Z68-v Pro gen 3, Z68XP-UD4, Z68A-GD65, Z68 EXTREME 4. Pick your preferred brand.
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Old November 21, 2011, 09:06 AM
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I think any board in the $200 range will be all you need for your uses. P8Z68-v Pro gen 3, Z68XP-UD4, Z68A-GD65, Z68 EXTREME 4. Pick your preferred brand.
There is no real need for me to get an ASUS Maximus IV is there? I was looking at the Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4 and the P8Z68-v Pro gen 3. I have the money for the asus but what fits me the best?
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Old November 21, 2011, 09:11 AM
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I just ordered a P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 myself last night to throw my 2600K on. It seems to be a good price for what I need without the overkill
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Old November 21, 2011, 09:16 AM
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Yeah the Maximus is probably more than you need to be honest. For what you plan on doing I would say all 4 would accomplish it np and any of the 4 will run Ivy Bridge if you decide to upgrade CPU in the future. Between the ASUS and the Giga the ASUS is ready for PCI-E 3.0 and the GB is not if that makes any difference.
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Old November 21, 2011, 09:27 AM
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Yeah the Maximus is probably more than you need to be honest. For what you plan on doing I would say all 4 would accomplish it np and any of the 4 will run Ivy Bridge if you decide to upgrade CPU in the future. Between the ASUS and the Giga the ASUS is ready for PCI-E 3.0 and the GB is not if that makes any difference.
Since i really do like being future proof, what are some great advantages of the Maximus?
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Old November 21, 2011, 09:38 AM
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Not any more "future proof", the differences are overclocking components/features mainly. ROG series VRM, ROG connect, Mem TweakIt, etc. MIVE also has a few extra SATA and USB 3.0 ports and an extra PCI-E slot for tri-SLI if needed.
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Old November 21, 2011, 09:55 AM
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I think im Going to end up getting the maximus haha. I really like the looks/features. Sure its alot of money but i'm thinking of saving up for SLI. I also want to get a fan controller and a SSD. But before my build, i have to wait until prices on HDD decrease. I hope they go down before feb. And if they don't I'll just wait for IVY Bridge
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Old November 21, 2011, 11:13 AM
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Don't expect HD prices to go down, see post in these forums earlier today quoting the Seagate CEO as saying it could be up to a year until full production resumes.

Of your choices, the Maximus has the fullest features and build component quality. If I had unlimited budget, that's what I'd have bought - however, I'm very happy with my V-Pro Gen3.
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Old November 21, 2011, 11:16 AM
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Well my build comes about to be about 1500-1550. Not bad right?
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