Trying to be economical

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Which of these should I buy?

I'm putting a 2500k in it, with a gtx 460. I don't care about SLI'ing, or RAID. I don't really know how easy it'd be to use the bluetooth for internet and stuff so idk if that feature matters to me either.

So, that being said I'm prolly gonna overclock a little, but there all z68 boards so that should be fairly equal right?

Anyways, I just wanna know, being economically minded, which should I purchase?
 
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Many questions should be asked to ascertain your long-term needs, and determine the board that's best for you.
The cheapest board has drawbacks to consider:
It lacks onboard USB3.0 and no eSata. Bluetooth is not needed for internet but is handy otherwise and you can always addon a USB for it later.
You don't reveal your reason for OCing, but keep in mind that a requisite larger heatsink will be a tight fit on the D3H. If you plan on upgrading from the OEM sink, I would not get the board for that reason alone. The GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 is a far better choice in this regard. Also, limiting choices to only Gigabyte excludes a fine and well-regarded board for the budget conscious: the ASRock PRO3. You should seriously consider it.

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Many questions should be asked to ascertain your long-term needs, and determine the board that's best for you.
The cheapest board has drawbacks to consider:
It lacks onboard USB3.0 and no eSata. Bluetooth is not needed for internet but is handy otherwise and you can always addon a USB for it later.
You don't reveal your reason for OCing, but keep in mind that a requisite larger heatsink will be a tight fit on the D3H. If you plan on upgrading from the OEM sink, I would not get the board for that reason alone. The GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 is a far better choice in this regard. Also, limiting choices to only Gigabyte excludes a fine and well-regarded board for the budget conscious: the ASRock PRO3. You should seriously consider it.
 
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