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Originally Posted by immakulate View Post

It isn't to say I won't consider getting a 680 or 90 in the future but almost certainly I will only get 1 at the most.. so will a 2.0X16 slot be enough to make sure I am getting the most out of the card? It all depends on if I will be able to play the games i want to play at a consistent and solid 60FPS
The games I am going to be playing are, Elder Scrolls Skyrim, SC2, Diablo 3, CS:GO are the ones I really only care about. I am into the whole competitive scene and I like to play the games that are popular in the competitive gaming scene! Diablo 3 and skyrim are just going to be plain badass so I want to play those as well. I am a huge fan of both the series of games and have played them both since their original titles biggrin.gif

A 2700K and GTX580 are MORE than enough for the games you listed, keep what you have and don't waste your time with returning it for little to no performance increase.
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Thanks for the info, that's really what I am wondering!
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A 2700K and GTX580 are MORE than enough for the games you listed, keep what you have and don't waste your time with returning it for little to no performance increase.

^ so much this! do not waste your time trying to get a side grade that will not yield you any increase over the 2700k in the games you listed thumb.gif
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post #24 of 35
I just had the same issue you are encountering. I personally chose to go with the 2700K because;

A) It was an excellent price, just like yours was
B) I would not be taking any advantage of what Ivy Bridge brings to the table
C) It is an excellent overclocker

I have people telling me that I should have gone with Ivy but I feel no regrets. The only thing that MIGHT be an issue in the not so near future is the PCIE 3.0 bandwidth but I feel that by the time that I am fully saturating my 2.0 bandwidth it will be time for a CPU upgrade as well.

As far as gaming goes you will not be sad with your current decision. As far as overclocking goes you definitely made the right choise
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post #25 of 35
I know how you feel OP. I purchased my 2600k the same day IB was released. I could have walked out with it but decided to stick with something thats been proven and true time and time again. Plus I feel that since gaming is my main concern, SB is more then adequate.

There is no need to always have the latest and greatest. Especially since IB isn't leaps and bounds better then SB. You chose that 2700k for a reason. Stand by it because you did nothing wrong. You made a good decision so now enjoy it!
post #26 of 35
Dude keep the 2700k, they are mostly good binned.

You can get 5.2ghz and BEAT a 3770


A 3770 with faster ipc is about 300mhz faster



The best benefit from ivy bridge is the z77 chip-set.
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post #27 of 35
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Well I have a z77 chipset mobo, the gigabyte ud5h z77 do you think it was a bad idea pairing it up with a sandy cpu will I still be able to take advantage of the mobo other than the 3.0? New sorry I'm typing. On a tablet and it is sort of difficult lol
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post #28 of 35
Keep in mine the ivy bridge is a 77w TDP chip.

Intel told motherboard manufacturers to manufacture the z77s for 95w TDP


I would be careful of a cheap z77 board with no heat sinks on the vrms.

You might pop one when overclocking a sandy

Just make sure the vrms have a good heat sink on them and you should be fine.

The best part of ivy bridge is the z77 chip set in my opinion. (which is just insanely awesomeness)

Tons and tons of features, and they boot WAAAAYYYYYYY faster than the z68 boards
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post #29 of 35
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Well it's got good heatsinks from what I can tell it looked like a really good board and had high reviews it isn't cheap I don't think. This concerns me will z77 be okay with my sandy.?
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post #30 of 35
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Is there anything wrong with using my gigabyte UD5H Z77 chipset mobo with a sandy bridge i7 2700k instead of using an ivy-bridge? What are the cons other than not being able to use 3.0 channel bandwidth? I'm still tempted to an RMA especially considering I do have a z77 mobo that is basically meant for IB..

Will I be ok using a Sandy CPU in this mobo? Will I still be able to OC it to the same potential as a Z68 chipset mobo?
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