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    The Z68 board from Gigabyte we're looking at is the Z68XP-UD5. It has many of the enthusiast features Gigabyte is known for, but lacks the high price tag of its X79 counterparts. Can this board measure up? We think so.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z68XP-UD5

    Good job on the review guys, great photos Clay!

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z68XP-UD5

    I will say, the new aesthetics are great on the Gigabyte boards. The UD5 has always been my favorite for those who do not need mega PCiE or Sata PORTS. The value is definitely there. Gigabytes new UEfi bios is long awaited and real cool. Great review Clayton.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z68XP-UD5

    It's a very sexy looking board, and the price is right also

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z68XP-UD5

    Clayton,

    You should be able to get 5GHz on the 2500K. They run cooler than the 2600K because there is no hyperthreading. I just pulled 4.8GHz on a 2600K with mediocre air cooling last night.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z68XP-UD5

    nice review guys
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z68XP-UD5

    Kip was only able to hit 4.5GHz with the X79-UD5 and he used the 3960X chip, Clay did pretty good for his first mobo review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Kip was only able to hit 4.5GHz with the X79-UD5 and he used the 3960X chip, Clay did pretty good for his first mobo review.
    UD5's overclock as good as any other board.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z68XP-UD5

    great review loved it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Clayton,

    You should be able to get 5GHz on the 2500K. They run cooler than the 2600K because there is no hyperthreading. I just pulled 4.8GHz on a 2600K with mediocre air cooling last night.
    you mean like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Kip was only able to hit 4.5GHz with the X79-UD5 and he used the 3960X chip, Clay did pretty good for his first mobo review.
    Who's Clay?

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z68XP-UD5

    Good review. It's a decent board, especially considering it's price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gates View Post
    you mean like this?
    Jon got 5GHz and on the Asrock x4 I got it too. Everyone gets 5GHz on the UD3 eight the 2500K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' ½ Dead View Post
    Who's Clay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    Who's Jim?
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