want floppy, IDE, and front USB3.0 ports. Also SLI if I can swing it, although that's not 100% critical.
I like Asrock's boards, I've been a faithful Asrock and Gigabyte customer for quite some time.
Here's the list of boards that I'm looking at:
ASRock Z68 PRO3-M LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Has floppy, no IDE, no front USB3.0. Is MATX, so no SLI/CF. Considering, only because Microcenter stocks it (sometimes), and if I can get the $50-60 off, then it becomes half price.
ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Performance LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Has floppy, has IDE, no front USB3.0, is ATX, but no SLI/CF. This motherboard is also (rarely) stocked at Microcenter. Would settle for this board, if they happened to have it in stock. Is most similar in layout and features to my current GA-P35-DS3R v1.0 board, which I think I paid $130 for.
ASRock Fatal1ty P67 PROFESSIONAL (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Now we're talking. Has floppy, has IDE, has front USB3.0, and supports SLI/CF. Unsure if this board is Gen3 like the Z68 version. Would possibly get this board over the Z68 one, only because it is like $60 cheaper. Unfortunately, not stocked at Microcenter.
ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
This one is the big daddy. It should be, with its $260 price tag. Has floppy, IDE, front USB3.0, and supports SLI/CF. Explicitly supports Gen3, it's in the name. This board IS carried at Microcenter, and because of the price, doesn't often sell out. Could potentially get it for $200 with a 2500K purchase, which would bring it down into the price ballpark of the P67 Professional. I don't really think I would have need for the onboard video though. I'm unsure if I would use SSD caching. I think I would rather have a 128/256GB SSD for OS and games, if I could afford it.
Edit: Btw, if anyone has any Gigabyte boards to suggest, that might be similar in features to these, then go ahead. I'm not aware of any Gigabyte boards with a floppy port though.
Rig(s) not listed, because I change computers, like some people change their socks.
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