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I'd just stay with the Sabertooth P67 if you dont want Ivy Bridge

whats the advantage of 77 vs 67? I have an i5 2500k and am not getting ivy bridge
post #32 of 6915
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Originally Posted by mordocai rp View Post

whats the advantage of 77 vs 67? I have an i5 2500k and am not getting ivy bridge

Intel USB 3.0

PCIe 3.0 (only with a Ivy Bridge CPU)

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Z68 has USB 3.0 as well as PCI 3.0 (at least the Gen 3 boards do). It's not unique to Z77
Edited by Robilar - 4/26/12 at 6:29am
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The Z77 chipset provides 2 to 4 of the USB3 ports. For example, my ASRock P67 Extreme4 uses Etron EJ168A USB3. Personally, I prefer Intel chipsets for most features wink.gif

But as for PCIE 3.0, that comes with Ivy Bridge CPUs and is supported by some P67/Z68 boards, so that feature is not Z77-specific.
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I had to return my SABERTOOTH Z77

Not sure if it was a hardare level problem or BIOS but the USB 2.0 ports on this board are buggy, When i did a re-install of Win7 i popped the disc in and restarted from the Disc and the windows installation screen appears but the keybaord woudlnt work, The keyboard is lit up and getting power but it wasnt working at all. So I restarted and tried again and it worked, Restarted to try it again and it didnt work.

So the USB 2.0 ports (top 4 in my case) on this baord something is wrong with them, Hopefully a BIOS update could fix this issue.
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post #36 of 6915
so if i have a z68 board its pointless to upgrade?
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Pretty much. If you are planning to go with a new 1155 Ivy Bridge chip, make sure the Z68 board you buy has a bios update available to support the chip.
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last question then, can i use the thermal armour for other mobos if it fits? I absolutely love the look of it and it is one the major incentives me wanting one lol
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No. the thermal armor matches up with fan mounts and mounting points for the armor itself. I doubt there is any way it would easily fit on another board.
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Garikfox, I had a similar issue with my usb ports. I just updated the usb drivers from ASUS website and all is well.
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