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post #11 of 19
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A z77 board is unnecessary for most people. Very little difference. Id go for a less expensive z68. It's still ivy bridge ready.

You get more value for money on these new boards so why not?
post #12 of 19
You do NOT need a z77 motherboard for ivy bridge. Check your facts. If you already have a z68 mobo you are just wasting your money "upgrading". Ivy is, in fact, compatible with z68 chipsets.
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post #13 of 19
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No, it is not. You will need an IB motherboard AND CPU to make full use of IB. Besides, it is only a $15 difference.
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Originally Posted by ramkatral View Post

You do NOT need a z77 motherboard for ivy bridge. Check your facts. If you already have a z68 mobo you are just wasting your money "upgrading". Ivy is, in fact, compatible with z68 chipsets.

Hes saying that it won't be as good not that you can't use it.
post #14 of 19
So back up your statements with fact and a source. Z77 adds other features unrelated to the CPU itself. Features that many consider minor. The CPU itself will run equally as well on a gen 3 z68. If you have a source showing I'm wrong, post it.

Z77: intel smart response SSD caching, native USB 3.0, pcie 3.0, and removes native traditional PCI card slots. It also adds an ability to split your PCIE slots into 8x + 8x, or 8x + 4x + 4x.

Nothing there has anything to do with CPU improvements.
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post #15 of 19
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So back up your statements with fact and a source. Z77 adds other features unrelated to the CPU itself. Features that many consider minor. The CPU itself will run equally as well on a gen 3 z68. If you have a source showing I'm wrong, post it.
Z77: intel smart response SSD caching, native USB 3.0, pcie 3.0, and removes native traditional PCI card slots. It also adds an ability to split your PCIE slots into 8x + 8x, or 8x + 4x + 4x.
Nothing there has anything to do with CPU improvements.

The Intel Lucidlogix MVP is a very useful feature on the z77.

On the other hand I agree with you, the z77 board won't give any cpu improvements.

It really depends on what you are going to use your computer for.
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post #16 of 19
Right. If you're upgrading for any of THOSE features, then good to go. If you're upgrading just because you think it's gonna run IB "better", then you're lost in space. Because those features aren't directly CPU related.
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post #17 of 19
What is the point in going Z68 when Z77 is the same price or cheaper? Z77 get's my vote
Another feature of Z77 is the ability to overclock memory to over 2800+ on some boards

Z77 chipset information

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5728/intel-z77-panther-point-chipset-and-motherboard-preview-asrock-asus-gigabyte-msi-ecs-and-biostar/1
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Thread Starter 
http://www.overclock.net/t/1241572/pc-upgrade-rog-setup#post_16949286

Hi guys I've moved this thread to the proper sub-forums. Please continue the discussions there. Thanks.
post #19 of 19
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What is the point in going Z68 when Z77 is the same price or cheaper? Z77 get's my vote
Another feature of Z77 is the ability to overclock memory to over 2800+ on some boards

Z77 chipset information

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5728/intel-z77-panther-point-chipset-and-motherboard-preview-asrock-asus-gigabyte-msi-ecs-and-biostar/1

Yea, I guess my rant got more into if you already have a z68.
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