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Windows 7: P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 vs Anyother motherboard

06 Aug 2012   #1

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P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 vs Anyother motherboard

Hello,

I turned my computer in for about 10work days ago to the technician.
Today i got a call from the tech guy and he told me that the error was on the motherboard and it needed to be replaced.
They said that they dont have the motherboard that i had and they cannot order it for some reason. But he offered me Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Rev 1.3 which he said it should be as good as Asus P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3.
But i was skeptical so i said i have to look it up because something sound fishy with all this... so i said i need to check it up before i can give answer.
The tech guy told me its ok, you tell me which z68 motherboard you want and i look if i can hook it up for you and what the price will be.

Now i have been looking nonstop for a motherboard that can get compared to it and i have a really hard time finding one that is as good as the one i had, the one he told me was about half the price i payed for mine not equally or even close to it.

So now i need the help, what would you guys switch to? and why? and if not z68 then which motherboard that is around same price tag?
Not that the price tag should matter but obviously if i pay more money then i should get more slots/utility or better quality and so on.

//Azer
ps. sorry for my bad english, i hope it is understandable.

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06 Aug 2012   #2

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If you are only looking at price, to get a more expensive Z68 board you will probably have to go with the Maximus Extreme IV-Z. However, the V-Pro/Gen 3 is the same board without a few of the amenities and cheaper too.
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06 Aug 2012   #3

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
If you are only looking at price, to get a more expensive Z68 board you will probably have to go with the Maximus Extreme IV-Z. However, the V-Pro/Gen 3 is the same board without a few of the amenities and cheaper too.
ok, the ones i can pick from i would bet... is the ones from their own site which is Socket 1155 - För Intel-processor - Moderkort - Datorkomponenter - Inet.se, when i checked for the cheepest place to buy the MB i had was around 1789kr(about 200euro) which is at another company. I'm going to see if i pick someother MB then z68 and pay abit more since they didnt/dont have or could order the one i wanted.
This look kinda nice Asus MAXIMUS V GENE - Inet.se
but yet not sure what is optimal to switch from the one i had...
Ahh... this is giving me a headache...
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06 Aug 2012   #4

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Just so you know, it is supposed to be a nice board, but the Genie is an Matx board if that makes a difference to you.
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06 Aug 2012   #5

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ah well that got blown away too haha... geez if you look at that homepage.. which z68 mb would you have picked?
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06 Aug 2012   #6
mjf

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I have a P8Z68 Deluxe V1. I don't know if this Gen 1 and what the current Gen 3 difference is - anybody know? Anyway, I might have been able to save $100 on a lower ASUS board and been happy.

PS: It was my first full build so I am a Novice.
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06 Aug 2012   #7

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Well, I have trouble with the site getting rid of the add. But, I owned the Asus Z68 V-pro/Gen3 and it worked well and is the same board as yours with a few amenities left off. But still the same as yours. But the Asrock z68 Professional/gen 3 is supposed to be a good board. I sold my rig with the V-Pro and am using an Asrock P67 board. It has been through 3 or 4 CPUs and numerous sets of ram and is still going strong. That's really the best I can tell you. Finding a good board is not easy these days, it's kind of like the luck of the draw.
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06 Aug 2012   #8

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MJF, I think the GEN 3 boards are supposed to be able to run Ivy Bridge and would have pcie 3.0 with an Ivy Bridge. And I honestly think the Gen 3 boards allow them to correct some mistakes they made on the gen 1 boards. Not that they always do it.
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06 Aug 2012   #9

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Hi sorry for the late respons... ive been looking like crazy for a motherboard.. im seeing that the p8z77-v pro and the deluxe version are almost equal to the p8z68... you know whats the difference between these? then i mean the z68 version vs z77?
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06 Aug 2012   #10

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I mean they should be switching to the z77 deluxe if they dont have the z68 mb?
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