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post #11 of 28
I would trade personally. Easier to cool and good track record of clocking 2700ks high. Plus the mive is a better board IMO.
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post #12 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by RussianJ View Post

I would trade personally. Easier to cool and good track record of clocking 2700ks high. Plus the mive is a better board IMO.

this^ your getting an i7 and a MIVE which is a great platform over the i5 + sabertooth
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post #13 of 28
I'd make the trade. I have both an ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 with an i7 2700K and an ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 with an i7 3770K.

You'll get extra threads for non-gaming, but for gaming, you can disable hyperthreading with the i7 2700K. That means lower voltages for higher overclocks and better temperatures. Ivy Bridge runs quite hot when overclocked, and unless you want to delid it and start custom watercooling, your overclocks won't get as high (not that you'll need it for gaming).

PCIE3 is just a marketing gimmick. The real reason to do it is for the motherboard. Just remember, an i7 3770K at 4.8GHz is equivalent to an i7 2700K at 5.0GHz.
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post #14 of 28
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even with 3 gtx 680s?
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post #15 of 28
I would do it.Have him/her ship 1st, though wink.gif
 
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post #16 of 28
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no its a local deal and im going to his house cause he has a test bench as he runs a pc business..all hardware will be tested..other wise i wouldnt take the chance
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post #17 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by snitchkilla11 View Post

even with 3 gtx 680s?

yep i would trade, by comparing boards the Maximus IV Extreme-Z has a better PCIe layout..
Maximus IV Extreme-Z
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/Maximus_IV_ExtremeZ/#specifications
z77 saberthooth
http://www.asus.com.au/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/SABERTOOTH_Z77/#specifications

there doesnt seem to be much difference in 3-way sli 680s in perfoamnce between PCIe 2.0 and 3.0, tho this is based on a x79 platform and the PCIe 3.0 hack
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1551647&mpage=1&print=true
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post #18 of 28
I'd make that trade in a heart beat
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post #19 of 28
The 2700k is a much better processor then the the 3570K and the Motherboard has superior overclocking abilities. No Brainer here! Trade!!

The beauty of Ivy is only brought out with more advanced cooling methods, If on air or water cooling, Sandy is the best choice. Also, the 2700K has 4 cores with Hyper threading( 8 threads) while the 3570k is only 4 cores, 4 threads.

3770 or 2700 would be a much more difficult choice!
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post #20 of 28
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gaming...and i plan on getting another lightning 680 so the extra slot is much needed..just didnt wana spend another 250 300 on a board if i could just trade..expecially with out loosing a bunch on my end selling it and buying new again

Well in that case I would trade. If it comes down to saving a bit of money, then I would go ahead. Plus if you are looking to do SLI and you simply have the option of getting a better motherboard for SLI, then you basically can't loose.

I have an Ivy build as my main rig, and a SB build for the family and there is practically no difference between the two when it comes to CPUs.
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