- Intel Z68
- Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)
- DDR3 1333/1066
Stable but... 09/22/2011
This review is from: Intel BOXDZ68DB LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI 2 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
It boots quickly and is stable. It was cheap. It has the features I need.
This is a mATX layout with two PCI slots added to the bottom. Compare it to a BOXDH67BLB3. So everything is crammed together at the top. The memory is too close to the CPU and to the graphics card. A long two-slot graphics card blocks one of the SATA ports and one of the two PCIe slots (why did they give it 3 PCI anyway)? I can only get into the BIOS if I shut it down and hold down the power button when I restart. The BIOS fan control is primitive and for some reason won't let me modify the fan speed on my front fan (which is identical to my rear fan).
I got this bundled with an i7-2600K at a discount straight from Intel. I wouldn't have bought it otherwise. I haven't tried overclocking it.
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