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post #11 of 17
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So my question is: will I be set with this motherboard, because I will definitely upgrade to ivy bridge. I need to be sure because on Friday I am driving to microcenter to pick up the parts and build so theres not much time left, an I want to be sure that each part is a good choice.

On a side note, anyone know if there is a like move up deal from sandy to ivy?
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by lennon95 View Post

So my question is: will I be set with this motherboard, because I will definitely upgrade to ivy bridge. I need to be sure because on Friday I am driving to microcenter to pick up the parts and build so theres not much time left, an I want to be sure that each part is a good choice.
On a side note, anyone know if there is a like move up deal from sandy to ivy?

Ivy Bridge is compatible w/ Z68. Make sure to get a GEN3 to prepare for new PCIe slots. An alternative is to look at LGA 2011 socket mobo's, which also support IB.
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Thanks for the reply, how is the board working for you? Is overclocking easy through the bios? Overall do you think it's really worth $185?

Board has been flawless. Overclocking was very easy. I do think it is worth $185; I put a lot of value into my motherboard, PSU, and case for future upgrades.
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post #14 of 17
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To rephrase: will Z68 be THE mobo of choice for all of 2012?

It is A choice, but not the only one. See my reply above about LGA 2011.
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post #15 of 17
Depends what advantages the Z77 etc will have over Z68.
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Although Ivy Bridge should be backwards compatible with supported 6-series Sandy Bridge boards, you do get some features from moving to a 7-series board. For starters there's native USB 3.0 (many 6-series boards provided it through a 3rd party controller) as well as guaranteed PCIe 3.0 support on the slots that branch off of the CPU.

So a Z68 with PCIe 3.0 and usb 3 will have us set for all of 2012? I don't understand if there's a performance different here.
Edited by ilikebeer - 2/1/12 at 8:46am
post #16 of 17
I just finished my build the other night with the Asus board. This was my first time ever using an Asus mobo and by far this was the smoothest build I have ever completed. And this was my first attempt at water cooling! Go Asus! I'm sold on them now. I look forward to oc'ing.
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post #17 of 17
That's a beast. Any reason for HAF932 over HAF X?
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