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My Motherboard...

Feb 2, 2007
222 (0.06/day)
Processor 2600k @ 4.2
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-Z68P-DS3
Cooling AC Freezer 7 Pro
Memory 8GB G.SKILL DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) 6950
Storage 128g SSD
Display(s) Samsung 2370
Case Antec 900
Audio Device(s) Audigy 2
Power Supply Corsair 850
Software Window 7 64bit
needs to be replaced. I guess I have one of those Gigabyte(p67) boards that was recalled because of the Sata issue.

I never experienced problems since I only used 1 of the faulting ports for my optical drive. Since I'm wanting to add another SSD I might as well replace the MB.

Which motherboard would you recommend p67 or z68? I want to boost my gaming performance as well, I'll be adding another video card and better memory.

Anyone have luck with these MB

EVGA P67 FTW 160-SB-E679-K2 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SAT...
EVGA Z68 FTW 160-SB-E689-KR LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SAT...

Maybe this because of the onboard x-fi



TPU addict
Jun 23, 2007
15,372 (3.98/day)
Processor 2500k \ 3770k
Motherboard ASRock Z68 \ Z77
Memory Samsung low profile 1600
Video Card(s) XFX 6770 \ XFX R9 390X
Storage Intel 80Gb (SATA2) WD 250Gb \ Team SSD+Samsung Evo 250Gb+500Gb+ 2xCorsair Force+WD250GbHDD
Display(s) Samsung 1080P \ Toshiba HDTV 1080P
Case HTPC400 \ Thermaltake Armor case ( original ), With Zalman fan controller ( wattage usage ).
Audio Device(s) Yamaha RX-V475 \ Marantz SR5008 Tannoy Mercury MKII Paradigm 5SE + Tannoy Mercury F4
Power Supply PC&Power 750w \ Seasonic 750w MKII
Mouse MS intelimouse \ Logitech G700s + Steelseries Sensei wireless
Keyboard Logitech K120 \ ROCCAT MK Pro ( modded amber leds )
Benchmark Scores Meh benchmarks.
I been using this one and it's been totally sweet for the price

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI S...

And for the money your talking on spending maybe one of the more expensive ASRock mobo's and no this has nothing at all to do with my name lol.

Shit i get that mobo i said and a SSD screw those $250+ mobo's.
Aug 30, 2009
4,001 (1.31/day)
Sarasota, Florida, USA
System Name Awesomesauce 4.3 | Laptop (MSI GE72VR 6RF Apache Pro-023)
Processor Intel Core i7-5820K 4.16GHz 1.28v/3GHz 1.05v uncore | Intel Core i7-6700HQ @ 3.1GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X99-UD5 WiFi LGA2011-v3| Stock
Cooling Corsair H100i v2 w/ 2x EK Vardar F4-120ER + various 120/140mm case fans | Stock
Memory G.Skill RJ-4 16GB DDR4-2666 CL15 quad channel | 12GB DDR4-2133
Video Card(s) ASUS ROG Strix A8G Gaming GTX 1080 @ 2075/1368 boost | NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB +200/+500 + Intel 530
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 500GB + Seagate 3TB 7200RPM + others | Kingston 256GB M.2 SATA + 1TB 7200RPM
Display(s) Acer G257HU 1440p 60Hz AH-IPS 4ms | 17.3" 1920*1080 60Hz wide angle TN notebook panel
Case Fractal Design Define XL R2 | MSI
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z | Realtek with quad stereo speakers and subwoofer
Power Supply Corsair HX850i Platinum | 19.5v 180w Delta brick
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 | Windows 10 Home x64
Benchmark Scores GTX 1080 please?
+1 for the ASRock Z68 Extreme# Gen3 series. I have an Extreme4 myself and it has never let me down.