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I know LGA 2011 is the future and that it will eventually be standardized but I'm wondering if I should really shell out more money as opposed to the Z77. I'm also wondering which versions of these mobos would the best to buy (in regards to the X79 and Z77 respectively)

Some of these that I would consider are ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe vs. ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77, and ASUS X79 Rampage IV Extreme vs. ASUS SABERTOOTH X79 vs. ASUS P9X79 WS. I just want some recommendations on this subject thumb.gif
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I am in the same situation as well.
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OCZ Vertex 2 + 1TB WD Caviar Blue (Asus SSD Cac... Lite On DVD RW Noctua NH-D14 SE 2011 Windows 7 Pro 64 
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Hannspree HF237 Razer Black Widow Ultimate Rosewill Xtreme 950w Antec P280  
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R.A.T. 7 Ripper XXL Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 (With onboard) 
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Athlon II X4 635 @ 3.5 on 1.34v GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H ATI Radeon HD 5770  12gb DDR3 (HyperX & Patriot) 
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500gb WD Caviar Blue Lite On 24x Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Pro 64 
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Antec Neo Eco 400w NZXT Gamma 
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e5400 @ 3.6ghz EVGA nForce 750i SLI Galaxy GT240 512mb GDDR5 4gb of g skill DDR2 800 @ 867mhz 
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X79
(15 items)
 
First build ever
(10 items)
 
LGA 775
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3820 @4.3ghz stock volts Asus P9X79 Deluxe Sapphire Xtreme 5830 Crossfire @ 950/1200 16gb G Skill Sniper 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 2 + 1TB WD Caviar Blue (Asus SSD Cac... Lite On DVD RW Noctua NH-D14 SE 2011 Windows 7 Pro 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hannspree HF237 Razer Black Widow Ultimate Rosewill Xtreme 950w Antec P280  
MouseMouse PadAudio
R.A.T. 7 Ripper XXL Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 (With onboard) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II X4 635 @ 3.5 on 1.34v GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H ATI Radeon HD 5770  12gb DDR3 (HyperX & Patriot) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500gb WD Caviar Blue Lite On 24x Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Pro 64 
PowerCase
Antec Neo Eco 400w NZXT Gamma 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e5400 @ 3.6ghz EVGA nForce 750i SLI Galaxy GT240 512mb GDDR5 4gb of g skill DDR2 800 @ 867mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
WD Blue 500gb Cooler Master Hyper N520 W7 Pro 64 bit Antec Neo Eco 400w 
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Lancool (Lian Li) K7 
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2011 is aimed more towards enthusiasts and workstations who need more bandwidth and raw CPU power. You get 40 PCIe lanes with 2011 versus 16 with 1155, making 2011 more suitable for multi-GPU setups. LGA 1155 is great for those on a budget as the boards and processors can be had for under $100. But seeing as some stores are lowering 2011 CPU prices, it's almost a no-brainer to go with that platform instead.
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