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ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty!
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ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty!
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ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty!

He could save a couple of $$ by going with z68 fatality gen 3
    
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ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty!

He could save a couple of $$ by going with z68 fatality gen 3

fatality boards are to expensive for me (and I can't find none in the listings). I wouldn't go over ~270 US dollars wich is the price of z77 ext6 over here :-(.
the others are:
ext4 gen3 (z68) - 240 $
ext4 (z77) - 215 $

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Sabertooth Z77 for it's clean look and great asus warranty, plus the asus uefi bios is superb IMO. It uses very durable components so it will last you a long time
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if you want M-ATX check out Maximus V Gene

$209
z77
solid board
    
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Originally Posted by Pitbully View Post

Ignore the Ivy Bridge hype.

Ignore the Z77 hype.

Buy a 2600k or 2700k and a Z68 Gen 3 board.

Overclock it to 4.5Ghz +

Profit.

Being that a new i7-2600K is still $320, while the Ivy Bridge equivalent i7-3770K will be introduced at $332, I don't see how you will profit that much. Z77 motherboards have already been shown to be very competitively priced as well.
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Sabertooth Z77 for it's clean look and great asus warranty, plus the asus uefi bios is superb IMO. It uses very durable components so it will last you a long time

Now that's one ugly-looking board eek.gif, IMHO.
But seriously, I'm old school and really don't "get" that look. For me that board looks as it's bound for some overheating and noise if you use those 2 mentioned mini-fans. Probably/hopefully I'm wrong about that, and would expect that they test the hell out of her, but again, the history shows many epic fails biggrin.gif.

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post #19 of 27
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Ivy and Z77 is more future proof than 2600K and Z77 or 2600K and Z68 because of PCI-E 3.0 and the other Intel technologies and memory support. Also the Z77 boards have more recent ICs, better audio, better NICs, all of them have UEFi, however there are some good Z68 boards well .
There are also other boards, however if you got Ivy then you should go Z77 as the Z77 boards are tuned for Ivy not sandy, meaning they perform better with ivy. Z68 boards from what I have seen deal with Sandy much better than ivy, and when i tested the Z77 board, it was much better experience with the 3770K. However you can also look at the UD3H, there is also asus, and asrock too, but i only used gigabyte z77 so far and i really like it. Also the UD5H has XF-I software lol. If you go Z68 i liked the mamixus 4 gene. But Z77 gigabyte is damn well priced, also 3770K is going to be priced very well, as will 3570K, they are sandy replacements not competitors.

All of the Gen 3 Z68 boards support PCI-E 3.0, which is pretty much a moot point at this time anyway, because there are no single video cards on the market that will max out PCI-E 2.0 bus at the moment and very few that will do it in crossfire/sli modes. We will have to wait 2-3 more generations of video cards before they even come close to the bandwidth that PCI-E 3.0 offers. As far as the rest, all the gen 3 boards that I know support UEFi and the audio/nics are the same....

At this time I've seen zero reviews saying that it would be an upgrade going to a Z77 chipset motherboard. Its simply not an upgrade in performance anywhere. With the Z68 being more mature with drivers/bios, I'd op for the Z68 over the Z77 at this point myself.

As far as Ivy vs SB, I'd say Intel would have to give us a gift from god to get better then SB chips are. Everything I've seen so far it showing that Ivy's are at best 5-10% faster and don't overclock as well, but time will tell. It defiantly won't be an upgrade to go from a SB chip to an Ivy and with all the hype Ivy's received over the last 6-8 months, I don't see how it can live up to the expectations of it. You can buy a $200 2500k Quad and almost be guaranteed it will it 4.5Ghz+ with a good Z68 board, (with very little effort), how can any Ivy chip even compete with that?
   
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If I buy ivy. I want to wait for the Maximus v extreme
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