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Hello all,

I was planning on getting the 3770k when it releases but it turns out I'm going to need a CPU sooner. If I were to buy a 2700k right now, would I be wasting my money with the z77 mobo I already have? (MSI Z77AGD65) Will Lucid Virtu on the z77 benefit the SB?

I plan to overclock to around 4.4 or so.

Thanks
 
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it should be fine, you will only lose PCIe 3.0 as that is CPU dependent
as for Lucid Virtu mvp it is a part of the board features so you still should be able to use it with a sandy smile.gif
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Hello all,
I was planning on getting the 3770k when it releases but it turns out I'm going to need a CPU sooner. If I were to buy a 2700k right now, would I be wasting my money with the z77 mobo I already have? (MSI Z77AGD65) Will Lucid Virtu on the z77 benefit the SB?
I plan to overclock to around 4.4 or so.
Thanks

the lucid virtu will also work on sandy bridge cpu's with an internal gpu(so it wont work with i5 2550k).
the actual difference between the ivy bridge/sandy bridge lucid virtu is kind of hard to measure as the fps counters tend to mess up(displaying different framerates than actually being put out) either will work though.
there is a guy on this forum that managed to squeeze another few hundred mhz out of his i5 2500k, on lower voltage with switching to a z77 board from an older generation board, so if all it might be a good thing you have a z77 board.
4.4ghz is a very easy speed to reach for most chips, though you will still need aftermarket cooling to keep it cool 24/7.
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Very nice. I have an H100. I'll most likely sell off my 2700k when a better step of the IB comes out. or Haswell who knows.
 
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Very nice. I have an H100. I'll most likely sell off my 2700k when a better step of the IB comes out. or Haswell who knows.

i would probably just wait for haswell although you will need a new mobo due to the new socket on haswell and it would be more of an upgrade than sandy to ivy smile.gif
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Alright, thanks guys. Will be getting a 2700k
 
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Alright, thanks guys. Will be getting a 2700k

your welcome and happy building.. btw i am stable at 4.4GHz by just setting the multi to x44 wink.gif should be easy for you too smile.gif
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I am going to be doing Gaming and Streaming, And I wanna know if Sandy Bridge 3820 is better then ivy bridge 3770k. and I cant decide which one is better I want a motherboard that has PCI express 3.0 so i can do SLI 16 x 16 full lane when i get another GPU. Please help me which one i should go for
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it should be fine, you will only lose PCIe 3.0 as that is CPU dependent
as for Lucid Virtu mvp it is a part of the board features so you still should be able to use it with a sandy smile.gif
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the lucid virtu will also work on sandy bridge cpu's with an internal gpu(so it wont work with i5 2550k).
the actual difference between the ivy bridge/sandy bridge lucid virtu is kind of hard to measure as the fps counters tend to mess up(displaying different framerates than actually being put out) either will work though.
there is a guy on this forum that managed to squeeze another few hundred mhz out of his i5 2500k, on lower voltage with switching to a z77 board from an older generation board, so if all it might be a good thing you have a z77 board.
4.4ghz is a very easy speed to reach for most chips, though you will still need aftermarket cooling to keep it cool 24/7.

Hey guys Thanks, I was thinking about doing the same thing as BobFong. Great job explaining the difference! thumb.gif I'll be moving to SB also glad to hear there are some good reasons to move to a newer gen board.
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you really can't wait"? Many stores are selling them now.
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