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Ok so i'm partway into building a custom pc, my first ever build, and the next part i'm going to get is the processor.
My dilema is I have already bought a Z68 chipset motherboard so if i get the ivy bridge i wont be able to overclock it with the motherboard.
So now I have to choose between getting the sandy bridge and being able to overclock, and the ivy bridge and not being able to overclock.

Opinions on the matter?
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Originally Posted by danko12321 View Post

Ok so i'm partway into building a custom pc, my first ever build, and the next part i'm going to get is the processor.
My dilema is I have already bought a Z68 chipset motherboard so if i get the ivy bridge i wont be able to overclock it with the motherboard.
So now I have to choose between getting the sandy bridge and being able to overclock, and the ivy bridge and not being able to overclock.
Opinions on the matter?

I'd go with the 2700k. If you're lucky you can clock it to 5Ghz with a good cooler, which clock for clock equals a 3770k @ around 4.8Ghz (and run a lot hotter). There's also the fact that you will pay more and not be able to use it due to the fact that you have a Z68 instead of a Z77.

Again, that's my opinion.
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Why wouldn't you be able to overclock IB with a Z68 board?
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post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by Rognin View Post

I'd go with the 2700k. If you're lucky you can clock it to 5Ghz with a good cooler, which clock for clock equals a 2770k @ around 4.8Ghz (and run a lot hotter). There's also the fact that you will pay more and not be able to use it due to the fact that you have a Z68 instead of a Z77.
Again, that's my opinion.

Yeah thats what I was thinking, I intend to get the corsair H80 CPU cooler so that should be fine for overclocking (I think) but I wondering whether there were any major advantages the ivy bridge has over the sandy bridge that would make it a better choice.

I'm not aware of any thus far so for now i'll probably get the 2700k
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Originally Posted by xxmastermindxx View Post

Why wouldn't you be able to overclock IB with a Z68 board?

It's not definite that it wont but I'm pretty sure you need a Z77
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You would still be able to overclock it but you wouldn't be able to take advantage of some of the other features the Z77 chipset offers. Normally I'd recommend Z77/IB on a completely new build but since you already have the Z68 go with the SB, 2600K or 2700K if you want/need the hyper threading, if you don't need it then go with the 2500K.
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It's not definite that it wont but I'm pretty sure you need a Z77

As long as your BIOS and board support Ivy, you will be able to overclock just like a 2700K.
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The differences between ivy and sandy are nominal (3-5%) and i bet (read as i can't back this up with data) any observed differences are dependent on Z77 being in the loop. I'll throw in my opinion as: save your money and get a Sandy or send back the MB and get an Ivy and Z77 - Z77 gives you many things, PCIE 3, native USB 3, etc - do you even care about these features?
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The differences between ivy and sandy are nominal (3-5%) and i bet (read as i can't back this up with data) any observed differences are dependent on Z77 being in the loop. I'll throw in my opinion as: save your money and get a Sandy or send back the MB and get an Ivy and Z77 - Z77 gives you many things, PCIE 3, native USB 3, etc - do you even care about these features?

Don't you also need an IB processor to take advantage of the Z77 chipset?!
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Originally Posted by danko12321 View Post

Ok so i'm partway into building a custom pc, my first ever build, and the next part i'm going to get is the processor.
My dilema is I have already bought a Z68 chipset motherboard so if i get the ivy bridge i wont be able to overclock it with the motherboard.
So now I have to choose between getting the sandy bridge and being able to overclock, and the ivy bridge and not being able to overclock.
Opinions on the matter?

What board did you buy?
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