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About to finally make the MB upgrade. Need more PCI slots and such. No I'm not crossfiring/SLI.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131792

Vs

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131773

Is it worth the extra $ for the 1st option, or is the 2nd one just as good.

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post #2 of 10
It's worth the extra for the 1st one IF you're going to overclock..
:thinking.gif: 1st one was the PRO..right? You want the PRO for OCing
 
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post #3 of 10
The first one for better overclocking.
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post #4 of 10
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Yeah. I plan on selling my i7 2600 (non k) for a 2700k. So I will definately be overclocking.

(BTW, anyone wants to buy an i7 2600, lemme know)

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post #5 of 10
First one is better for overclocking since it has MORE DigiVRM's (which means more & clean power for a much more stable system). This is especially important if you are running a high wattage chip as the 2700k

The LE board is more suitable for HTPC / Light overclocking useage. It will definitely not be as stable as the other board on high multipliers.
    
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post #6 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

It's worth the extra for the 1st one IF you're going to overclock..
:thinking.gif: 1st one was the PRO..right? You want the PRO for OCing

Hmmm, I dont see the word "Pro" anywhere on the first one. I think that one goes into the $200 + range, which is a bit over my budget...

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post #7 of 10
go the first one, its a GEN3 so its easier tha normal SB borads to drop an Ivy bridge cpu in and you have some of the features IB cpus will support. for now just get a cheap SB cpu such as a I3 to tie you over till IB is released, sell the I3 and get an I73770K.. you wont be disapointed and my bet is you will get a better OC than a I72700K thumb.gif
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post #8 of 10
First one. The second one has a very poor power phase design. 4 vs the 1st ones' 12.
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by wawadada View Post

Yeah. I plan on selling my i7 2600 (non k) for a 2700k. So I will definately be overclocking.
g.gif

save some money and get an I72600K, the I72700K IMO offers at staock 100MHz more and in the end doesnt OC any better than the I72600K.. thumb.gif
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post #10 of 10
wait for Z77 to release, it will lower mobo prices for Z68 and bring new features.
    
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