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    Default Help me choose a MB

    Hey Guys,

    Looking to see what you guys think of the MB I have chosen for my TH10 Build.

    I have narrowed it down to these 3 MB..
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%2050001 944%20600093976%20600158412&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Com pareItemList=280%7C13-131-790%5E13-131-790-TS%2C13-131-791%5E13-131-791-TS%2C13-157-269%5E13-157-269-TS

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    am leaning towards the Asus P8Z68 Deluxe Gen3 - I have read the reviews and seems to be a real solid board. It will be used with a Core i7 2600k.

    The ASRock Extreme7 and Asus Pro board is good boards also.. but I have read of some issues with both those boards when it comes to OCing...

    Your thoughts??
    I am looking for boards that will be compatible with Ivy and also PCI-E 3.0 for future upgrades..

    P.S. I am still playing around with the ideal of the X79 for this build but I haven't figured out complete cost yet....

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    Default Re: Help me choose a MB

    There is no issues with the Asrock Z68 Extreme 7. You need to stick with our reviews. The board had voltage and stability problems with the bios but a bios flash took care of the issue as noted in our review. The board had no issues and overclocked great. I felt that the E7 is the best Z68 board out today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    There is no issues with the Asrock Z68 Extreme 7. You need to stick with our reviews. The board had voltage and stability problems with the bios but a bios flash took care of the issue as noted in our review. The board had no issues and overclocked great. I felt that the E7 is the best Z68 board out today.
    Thanks!! Good to know the bios flash helped with the issues I read about... Did you post that the bios flash will help with OCing issues?? If you did sorry I must have missed that part. (rereading the review as we speak. I must have skipped that part since I don't recall read it. I usually read multiple reviews from multiple sources before buying an item. Although most of the items I tend to buy the items with good reviews from PureOC..

    Of course other experiences from others always help to make a good guided buy..

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    Default Re: Help me choose a MB

    I like the asus bord's my self. I have 3 of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    Thanks!! Good to know the bios flash helped with the issues I read about... Did you post that the bios flash will help with OCing issues?? If you did sorry I must have missed that part. I usually read multiple reviews from multiple sources before buying an item. Although most of the items I tend to buy the items with good reviews from PureOC..

    Of course other experiences from others always help to make a good guided buy..
    Does the bear poop in the woods. I usually hit all the issues and some of the other guys do not. Stick with our reviews and ask the guys here. If they did not report the issue was fixed with the bios update, they are not good reviewers imo. Yes it was noted 2 times in our review.

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    Default Re: Help me choose a MB

    Thanks!!! so now I have narrowed it down to these 2 boards! The P8Z68 Deluxe or the Extreme7..
    Anyone here have any experience with the Asus Deluxe board??

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    I run the Extreme7 on my 2600K and it performs flawlessly. I will say the asthetics are killer on the board. IMO, it is the nicest out there. PM me on the extreme 7.

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    The ASRock board has Gold Caps. The other one does not. Gold Caps last longer.

    All of my ASRock boards OC like crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    The ASRock board has Gold Caps. The other one does not. Gold Caps last longer.

    All of my ASRock boards OC like crazy.
    Premium gold caps at that... LOL

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    If I would have bought the Gigabyte UD5 I would have went with the Rock Extreme7, Don't get me wrong not the 1st issue with the UD5 but the Extreme7 is a sexy board.

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    asus extream is a dam good board. go to you tube check it out or go to new egg. asus mak's s dam good board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killjoyjim View Post
    asus extream is a dam good board. go to you tube check it out or go to new egg. asus mak's s dam good board.
    wait.. are you talking about the Asus or ASRock Extreme??

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    This can be closed.... DrDeath Convinced me on a X79 set-up... I will probably throw my Core i7 2600k into my 700D system and sell my i5 2500k.

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