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Where are all the Z68 Mobo's?
stone2
post Jun 20 2011, 03:52 PM
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Well where the heck are they all and their reviews?
Been waiting to upgrade and tired of waiting for tons of mobo's to choose from.
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Dasa
post Jun 20 2011, 04:12 PM
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there is a fair few about now
asus has 3 asrock has a few gigabyte has a heap and there is a few good reviews out there
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardw...rm-expands.html
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mainboard...p8z68v-pro.html
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4329/intel-z...-caching-review
edit this is the one i meant to link
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4337/z68-ssd...sandforce-ssd/5

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philo-sofa
post Jun 20 2011, 05:01 PM
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^^ agree on the Anandtech review. I think SSD caching has kinda snuck underneath most enthusiast's radars . Largely Intel's fault for not promoting it, but it's a big benefit nonetheless.

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stone2
post Jun 20 2011, 06:20 PM
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QUOTE (Dasa @ Jun 20 2011, 05:12 PM) *



You're quite correct and I have seen and read them all but was hoping for a few more mobo's from ASUS and as for Gigabyte what the... not including onboard video on the boards that are mid range and have all the features I want.

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Dasa
post Jun 20 2011, 06:37 PM
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there should be a z68 itx mb from zotac next month hopefully more will follow


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sora3
post Jun 20 2011, 07:15 PM
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The thing is most motherboard manufacturers are probably waiting till their stocks of H67 and possibly P67 to run out before they start pumping out the Z68. MSI at work hasn't had a lot of motherboards shipped to us (one m-ATX and as well as one normal business board) so far so I'm guessing the above.


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wedgie2007
post Jul 17 2011, 06:51 PM
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QUOTE (philo-sofa @ Jun 20 2011, 06:01 PM) *
^^ agree on the Anandtech review. I think SSD caching has kinda snuck underneath most enthusiast's radars . Largely Intel's fault for not promoting it, but it's a big benefit nonetheless.


As SSD drives become larger and more eccomomical the SSD caching will become obsolete, the only long term benifit of the Z68 boards is the fact that if you need to opperate your PC without a dedicated graphics card you may, but that would only be a solution if you are having your GPU repaired.

SSD caching is a gymic and most people have realised that its not worth the upgrade for that reason alone when they can simply just upgrade to a larger and faster SSD anf have their system run off that.


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Dasa
post Jul 17 2011, 09:59 PM
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QUOTE (wedgie2007 @ Jul 17 2011, 07:51 PM) *
QUOTE (philo-sofa @ Jun 20 2011, 06:01 PM) *
^^ agree on the Anandtech review. I think SSD caching has kinda snuck underneath most enthusiast's radars . Largely Intel's fault for not promoting it, but it's a big benefit nonetheless.


As SSD drives become larger and more eccomomical the SSD caching will become obsolete, the only long term benifit of the Z68 boards is the fact that if you need to opperate your PC without a dedicated graphics card you may, but that would only be a solution if you are having your GPU repaired.

SSD caching is a gymic and most people have realised that its not worth the upgrade for that reason alone when they can simply just upgrade to a larger and faster SSD anf have their system run off that.

i need at least a 500g ssd to fit my currently played games\os on and i dont want to pay over $350 for it so for me z68 caching is a very real option since i could get a 3tb install at near ssd speeds on repeat data use
as a 60g sata3 ssd is only $135 vs ~1k for 480g it seems like good value and it will take a few years yet for ssd to reach aceptable size\price


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harhis23
post Jul 20 2011, 12:16 AM
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Anandtech's review is fair enough. Well, now I think I'll be upgrading my machine...
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ameel
post Dec 20 2011, 02:31 PM
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I recently bought an Asus P8Z68-V le but really wanted an asrock extreme 4 gen 3. I was looking at MSY and IJK (coz they have branches in canberra), but they were out of most z68 boards. luckily MSY had a few Asus P8Z68-V le which was my 2nd choice
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GhostFaceKilla
post Dec 21 2011, 03:22 PM
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That quite a bump there ameel .... ;-)


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gazman2k3
post Feb 29 2012, 12:15 AM
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Theres plenty of reviews around especially on youtube,just do a search on the board your looking for on youtube with review after the name of the board.


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retiredfromlife
post Mar 20 2012, 05:25 PM
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Your right the Z68 seem to be obsolete before they took off. I got the last MSI Z68A GD65 (G3) from PC CaseGear. They indicated they would not be getting any more in. Unless a new chipset will be coming out for Ivy Bridge support, socket 1155 looks a little stale now.

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ae86represent
post Mar 20 2012, 07:13 PM
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I just bought a Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3. Seems to be no shortage on these boards (I wonder if these is a reason for this.....lol)

Seriously though. Now that the Z77 chipset has been released I think you will find the current stocks of Z68 boards to dwindle.
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