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I don't see any reason to buy Z68 now and then wait for an Ivy Bridge chip, unless you find a steep discount on a board you've been dying for. If you already have Z68, then yes, it doesn't make too much sense to upgrade, but let's wait until some benchmark numbers come out before we totally write Z77 off. I've never seen so much antipathy towards a not yet released chipset than I've seen lately with Z77.
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I love the month of my birthday so much this year. April ftw.
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Same

April is also my birthday month thumb.gif
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Noob question here.

I'm planning on getting a new motherboard for Ivy, and was wondering if I get a Z68, will I be able to drop the chip in, THEN update the BIOS to support 22nm CPUs or will I need to buy a cheap 1155 celeron just to update the BIOS before dropping in an Ivy chip?
     
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April is also my birthday month thumb.gif

A great month to have a birthday in!
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Noob question here.
I'm planning on getting a new motherboard for Ivy, and was wondering if I get a Z68, will I be able to drop the chip in, THEN update the BIOS to support 22nm CPUs or will I need to buy a cheap 1155 celeron just to update the BIOS before dropping in an Ivy chip?

By the time Ivy comes out, you'd expect all mobo manufacturers to release fully updated BIOSes, of at least versions that support 22nm CPUs. I'm pretty sure all Gen3 Z68 mobos are already shipped with BIOSes updated to support Ivy.
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By the time Ivy comes out, you'd expect all mobo manufacturers to release fully updated BIOSes, of at least versions that support 22nm CPUs. I'm pretty sure all Gen3 Z68 mobos are already shipped with BIOSes updated to support Ivy.

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post #27 of 35
P67 to Z77 = Reasonable upgrade
Z68 to Z77 = Pointless

And im not being bias since i like to upgrade to the latest technology even if ive only had the product for a month.
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post #28 of 35
I'm waiting for Asus to release their Z77 RoG Gene-Z mATX board. Can't wait to upgrade my rig and downsize at the same time.
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post #29 of 35
Planning on the ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/3. Has all that I need with SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.0, PCIE3.0 and should support IVY with just a bios update. Maybe the price will go down, hovering at $180 or so but worth it for the UEFI and an extremely stable and overclockable board. I guess I will miss out on 3d support lol, oh well.
post #30 of 35
I'm not waiting anymore, pulling the trigger on an Asus z68
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