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I'm just wondering what would be the better board for my buck for a first-time builder (I've done part upgrades but not starting from scratch). I know the Z68 has OC ability and integrated/discrete gpu usage but if the P67 would be less would it be the better one to buy?
 
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The Z-68 would be better to get because it would give you more options and while it may cost more then the P67 you would be leaving yourself limited with options on the P67 board.
The Z-68 allows you to have onboard graphics with the Sandy Bridge cpu plus there are more Pci-e lanes for added mulitple video card support and it a;so alows for overclocking of the cpu.
Some of these options you may use and some you may not but they would be there for you to make that choice and with the P67 that choice is limited or taken away.
So if your building a new system then I would go with th Z-68.
The Z-68 would be better to get because it would give you more options and while it may cost more then the P67 you would be leaving yourself limited with options on the P67 board.
The Z-68 allows you to have onboard graphics with the Sandy Bridge cpu plus there are more Pci-e lanes for added mulitple video card support and it a;so alows for overclocking of the cpu.
Some of these options you may use and some you may not but they would be there for you to make that choice and with the P67 that choice is limited or taken away.
So if your building a new system then I would go with th Z-68.
 
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I don't know if I want to overclock for sure but more than likely will get either a i5-2500K, the forthcoming i5-2550K, or i7-2600K. I plan to start out with a single discrete gpu but might upgrade to dual or triple SLI later on down the road.
 
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The only difference between Z68 and P67 is Z68 supports SSD caching and use of the onboard video.

The Z-68 allows you to have onboard graphics with the Sandy Bridge cpu plus there are more Pci-e lanes for added mulitple video card support and it a;so alows for overclocking of the cpu.

Yes it allows onboard video but no they both have the same number of PCI-E lanes. 1 x X16 or 2 x X8. Both allow the CPU to overclock.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1155
 
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OK that was not a very informative article but basically using QuickSync you can encode video very quickly with the Sandy Bridge's integrated graphics. Just google it to find out more.
 
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