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Looks like i am saving up for a IVY bridge and i'll have to buy a Sandy Bridge processor. Time for a HUGE upgrade and this eagerly gets me to overclock where i wanted it to be this time. biggrin.gif

So you are saving up for a Cadillac so you can buy a Chevy?
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From that quote I can already tell his post is a load of who-ha. What would be the point in adding more phases to the VRM with each generation, if they ultimately serve no purpose? Several of the Z68 boards are 4 phase on the CPU, try overclocking on them and you'll burn out half of them in a week. While some of the manufactures pushed out 8 phase VRM's, which are the ones you'll want to get for holding anything above 4.5Ghz on Sandy Bridge. The more phases a VRM has to more efficient the power is to the socket. When you have spikes with the power to your CPU socket, it can cause random machine lockups. Again without the release of the processors we cannot make any judgment based on information we do not know. The only thing that we do know is the more phases, the better.

What would be the point? It sells to people who know nothing about phases. It's always an immediate assumption that more means better. More cores, for example, must mean that it's a better processor than said random comparison. Right? Because that's the type of argument we're making here. Also have no idea what you're basing your other information on aside from speculation.
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I've gone and pulled the trigger today for the ASUS Sabertooth Z77 over the Deluxe for a couple of reasons. First let me say there's no wrong choice more than which suits the individual better.

The quality of the Sabertooth with superior TUF Components (Choke, Cap. & MOSFET; Certified by Military-standard) and a five year warranty really shows how much more ASUS is willing to stand behind this well built mobo.
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Alloy Choke”, is a made of a compound of various types of metal instead standard iron, enables the support of up to a massive 40A of rated current, 25% higher than conventional component. Furthermore, the single piece packaing also elimates the emission of virbation noise, delivering superb charactoristics as well as durability under extreme conditions.

There's some cool extra features on the Deluxe (Wi-Fi / 16 phase) an looks like it's a great board can't deny that. I find that I don't personally need thr extra feature with 16 phase. Two PCIe 3.0 slots is more than enough for me as well.

I currently love the Sabertooth X58 chugging along in my current system (being handed down to kids soon) and has done a great job thus far.

Second reason is my carefully designed NXZT black Phantom 410 case with Bitfenix fully white sleeved cables that will connect ATX and GPU connectors. Black interior with white NZXT fans through out the case color cordination for a very clean thought out build for some nice asthetics.

*** My one question is will the thermal shrouded armor covering the motherboard keep me from installing a Corsair HX100 liquid cooled CPU fan? ***'

I wouldn't see why not, the review used one.
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I unsuccessfully tried to measure stability variables at the highest possible speeds, overclocking the 2600k to 5ghz with the help of a Corsair H100.

Someone had made a mention in this thread early on about water cooling and I just wanted to double check that didn't include liquid cooling from the Corsair HX100.
     
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Yes, the H100 will fit just fine. We've got the said setup running here at work at the moment.
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You are referring to the H100 when you say HX100, maybe confusing in typo for the HX1000 PSU? But good read.
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Also, what did this mean?
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I unsuccessfully tried to measure stability variables at the highest possible speeds, overclocking the 2600k to 5ghz with the help of a Corsair H100.

Did he successfully stable OC to 5Ghz on the H100 and just couldn't get the "measure" of stability? Because in the end he said the MB never crashed.
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Yes, the H100 will fit just fine. We've got the said setup running here at work at the moment.

Thank you for confirming this. Pulling trigger right now on the H100 CPU liquid cooler on sale on the Egg ironically right now for 99.99usd. thumb.gif

Leaves me with the Ivy Bridge CPU and I can complete my new build. smile.gif
     
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What is the right RAM for this IVY motherboard? Anyone know? I really like G Skill cuz i never had a problem.
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So you are saving up for a Cadillac so you can buy a Chevy?

You mean saving up for a new Cadillac and purchasing last year's model instead. Your analogy makes zero sense. That similar analogy would make your CPU comparable to a horse and buggy if Sandy Bridge is a Chevy.
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I'm not really bothered by Z77 or Ivybridge to be honest. I won't be upgrading, its not realistically worth it over what I have now.

Nice looking board though.
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