Best i7 board Sandy Bridge

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  1. Hoppyah

    Hoppyah MDL Senior Member

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    Looking to buy one of these boards with P67 chipset anyone got any recommendations which one to get.
    Obviously got to be one that's been Slic 2.1 modded
     
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    Mr Been MDL Member

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    Why not with Z68 Chipset ????
     
  3. Hoppyah

    Hoppyah MDL Senior Member

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    heard there easy to overclock ??
     
  4. Mr Been

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    Before the Z68 was introduced, people were made to choose either the P67 or the H67. P67 being the one for gamers, bringing good overclocking capabilities and other stuff you need, whilst the H67 was more for small casual users, such people that needs them for HTPCs and such, because the H67 had no overclocking capabilities but they had the ability to make use of the CPUs integrated graphics.

    The Z68 is somewhat of a hybrid of these two, bringing ability to use the integrated graphics whilst still being able to overclock. There may be some other minor differences, but these are the major ones and the ones you should be thinking about when you are purchasing a new motherboard for the Intel Sandy Bridge.
     
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    Opus MDL Member

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    The best one is ASRock Z68 Extreme4 for $200+
    If you are budget conscious then consider GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 for RAID or without RAID GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3. Both of these are under $135.
     
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    Mr Been MDL Member

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    #7 Mr Been, Jul 11, 2011
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    I've bought 2 weeks ago the GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (155€)
     
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    wanosd MDL Novice

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    GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 = NO IGP support?

    It is my understanding that this motherboard has the Z68 chipset, but it doesn't actually support Intel's IGP, doesn't have a DVI/HDMI out from the motherboard, and therefore cannot offer faster video transcoding. Can anyone confirm this is true? I also understand it doesn't come with the Virtu software, which is required, if you do not want to have to keep rebooting your system to switch between the different display methods, assuming you do not have multiple monitors. Is this correct?

    If this is all true, the chipset could have been P67, and not advertised as a Z68.
     
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