I am going to build two Intel z68 based systems, one for gaming and some video editing [I7 2600k], and one for htpc and gaming on large hdtv [I5 2500k]. The problem I'm having is that I have three boards and can't make up my mind which two to keep on a cost vs performance basis. I have an Asus P8Z68 Deluxe Gen 3, an Asus P8Z68 V pro Gen 3, and an Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3. Is the Deluxe worth the extra $60.00? The only difference I can see is some ports and a heat sink with a heat pipe that the pro does not have and the extra front usb 3 box. Is the Asrock ok for the htpc build or is it to "low end", I have never had this brand before I have always used Asus. I have tried Gigabyte and MSI over the years and always wished I would have stuck with Asus. I will do some average overclocking with Hyper 212's but nothing crazy. Any help or advice would be appreciated. To me this forum has been the absolute best site for tech advice for years.
Thanks in Advance,