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Old 03-19-2011, 10:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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that asrock extreme 6 is a better board than the p67pro, it's got dual lan, more sata II connections, and an 18 phase VRM as opposed to a 12 phase VRM on the asus which is better for overclocking. It's a little more expensive, but the extreme 6 has more features than the p67 pro.
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that asrock extreme 6 is a better board than the p67pro, it's got dual lan, more sata II connections, and an 18 phase VRM as opposed to a 12 phase VRM on the asus which is better for overclocking. It's a little more expensive, but the extreme 6 has more features than the p67 pro.
Uhh that's funny because I can get them both for the same price. (actually the Asrock is $5 cheaper)
The thing is I would trust Asus more. These reviews are not helping either but if there are genuine advantages to buy it, I would.

The dual LAN is quite unless to me at the moment. The same goes for the extra SATAII connectors.

I guess the 18 phase is the only thing that I might be interesting in although I have to first search up what it is :P

EDIT: Would that 12 phase power design be stable in supplying the 2500k @ 4.6GHz?
EDIT: I just looked at the Gigabyte P67A-UD4 and it has everything I want (disregarding the UEFI although I'd rather stick to BIOS anyway because I don't often trust new technology that do not get updated often).

So now I've got three two choices.

ASUS P8P67 Pro
Gigabyte P67A-UD4
Asrock P67 Extreme6
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You joined TF to ask our opinion about your build, why then base a decision off of newegg reviews?

The 18 phase VRM will give a more consistent voltage. And the extreme 6 and p67 both use UEFI and UEFI is much more versatile than BIOS.
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You joined TF to ask our opinion about your build, why then base a decision off of newegg reviews?

The 18 phase VRM will give a more consistent voltage. And the extreme 6 and p67 both use UEFI and UEFI is much more versatile than BIOS.
I'm getting more opinions. The more informed the better I'd say

From what I've read most would say that 12 phase is good enough, so yeah. And so I will go with the Asus because it is a trusted brand.
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I have the P8P67 Pro and it's a pretty good board. I would avoid Asrock like the plague.
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I have the P8P67 Pro and it's a pretty good board. I would avoid Asrock like the plague.
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If you are going to use a high end graphics card I would up your PSU power from 550 W to something like 800 - 900 W to be on the safe side.
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