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  • bulldog147
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    Originally posted by codnan View Post
    paying more for the z68 is better ssd performance
    It rather conned really. SSD performance are no difference between Z68 and P67 because OCZ vertex 3 SSD performance much the same. Don't waste money on Z68.

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  • DennisMenace
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    For a mainly gaming PC, P67 are the better value boards.

    For an all-round PC, Z68 has LucidVirtu which switches between onboard/discrete graphics, giving you a quieter/cooler PC when the GPU is not needed - ideal if you leave it switched on for hours or only game occasionally.

    The other Z68 features are pants, unless SSD-caching is appealing - in which case wait for the new boards in June which have mSATA.

    H67 - HTPC / surfing & solitaire
    P67 - Gaming
    Z68 - Bit of everything

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  • superlattice09
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    Originally posted by Ferriman View Post
    I've looked deeply into this and came to the conclusion of ASUS p67 motherboard.

    Specifically this one: http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=43856

    Note the 6Gb/s x 4 SATA and the 3.0 USB x 4.
    That's an excellent choice and will last for a good few years ... until you can't resist to upgrade for new cpu with different architecture.
    It's like the Asus P4P800 in the Pentium 4 age imo.

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  • dirtylarryuk
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    Originally posted by Ferriman View Post
    I've looked deeply into this and came to the conclusion of ASUS p67 motherboard.

    Specifically this one: http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=43856

    Note the 6Gb/s x 4 SATA and the 3.0 USB x 4.
    Pretty much same one i'm using it has idiot proof OC for the CPU full x16 PCIE for 1 slot to manage upto a 6990 no issue. The asus P67 seem to need slighty less volts for 4.6-5GHZ on 2600k as well.

    And it boots like a star well under 10 seconds for win7 64 with a Sandforce SSD. And I'm still using a REv1 one as I can't be bothered to change it and have a PCIE ssd so I'm not using the problem sata 2 slots

    I have a real love and hate relationship with Asus for lst 6 years and the Asus P67 has made me love Asus again (they even have decent manuals now!)

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  • Ferriman
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    I've looked deeply into this and came to the conclusion of ASUS p67 motherboard.

    Specifically this one: http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=43856

    Note the 6Gb/s x 4 SATA and the 3.0 USB x 4.

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  • dirtylarryuk
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    Originally posted by Brutos View Post
    to be honest it depends on your budget ..both an good chipsets ...by next year intel will come with another chipset and they will say p67 and z68 are redundant....

    I have no intention of changed my x58 until i reach a point where it cant do what i need it to do anymore
    If you use it for just games a I7 920 is going to be good for years yet!

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  • Brutos
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    to be honest it depends on your budget ..both an good chipsets ...by next year intel will come with another chipset and they will say p67 and z68 are redundant....

    I have no intention of changed my x58 until i reach a point where it cant do what i need it to do anymore

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  • Nathan94
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    Sandybridge, unless you're into hardcore overclocking and benching

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  • dirtylarryuk
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    X58 is still nice for apps as you can add more ram to X58 mobo's in general. but its harder to OC and the NON SB chip bar the 6 cores 12 threads are slower than the 2600k in most threaded apps.

    If your a RTS or simulator fan (games that use over 4 threads) then a 2600k is better for games than 2500k but otherwise the 2500 is a killer right now for price performance. It's the new e8400 and the 2600k is the new Q6600.

    2D RIG: I7 2600k 4.9 Ghz, P8 P67 PRO, SS FT02SE, MSi 6970, 4GB DDR3 1600 Mhz, 60GB Vertex 2E SSD (W7 64 Boot) OCZ Revo x2 240 Gb , Zboard, G9X
    3D RIG: Silverstone,TJ 109, EVGA 790i full H20, Vista 64+Win7 64, QX9650 3.75 Ghz, POV GTX 470, Raptor Raid 0 300GB

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  • Boomstick777
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    You can get a good P67 motherboard for around 80 90, if you chuck in a 2500k 150/2600k 220 you get amazing performance for very little cost imo. Probably Intel's best value chipset and CPU in recent years, can't go wrong. Hopefully will be able to chuck in a new Ivybridge CPU when released, so an upgrade path aswell with these boards

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  • Spaceboy
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    Originally posted by codnan View Post
    i agree with spaCE BOY ,the p67 is perfectly good ...the only real bonus you will get, for paying more for the z68 is better ssd performance
    afaik there is no benefit to SSD performance with Z68... I think you're referring to the SSD cacheing ability which allows you to use a small SSD as a cache to a standard drive, allowing a large boot drive with better performance over a standard drive - although still not as quick as a straight SSD on its own.

    Originally posted by gray.woodford View Post
    go with a pr7 with either a 2500k or 2600k and that will be fine for you and sort of future proofed, the x58 is pretty much a dead socket now
    2500k is the cpu of choice , great performance/price. The 2600k is best suited for those doing video encoding, otherwise it's hard to justify the price hike.

    If you've got a very large budget then the top of the range X58 can still trump the 2600k apparently, but I doubt any more chips will be developed for that socket, meaning future upgrades will be very limited.

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  • gray.woodford
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    go with a pr7 with either a 2500k or 2600k and that will be fine for you and sort of future proofed, the x58 is pretty much a dead socket now

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  • Allsopp
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    x58 replacement will be out in afew more months i think its x78 or is it 79

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  • codnan
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    i agree with spaCE BOY ,the p67 is perfectly good ...the only real bonus you will get, for paying more for the z68 is better ssd performance

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  • Spaceboy
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    Originally posted by Zaim View Post
    +1 to this, the sandybridge processors are better than the 1366 ones, they run cooler and use less power. Personally I would go Z68/P67.
    Good point, still nothing wrong with P67 if you don't need the extra features of Z68... save a few pennies too

    /edit: Good links too, nice to know my i5 760 is still not too bad

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