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Okay, well 2x 580's are fine to run on PCI-E 2.1. It'd be if you were getting 670's or 7950's etc, even then two are fine on 2.0/2.1 it's only when you add three or more to see a bottleneck.
And why not sell a used processor? What is wrong with that? I've sold two myself on eBay and gotten reasonable amounts.
Yeah this, but x79 is a better platform smile.gif

X79 is just a copy of Z77 with a few things changed


You know, X79 came first right?
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X79 is just a copy of Z77 with a few things changed
no... x79 came first, first of all. then x79 can handle MUCH faster memory speeds and tighter timings and it can support larger memory sizes. it also can run way more pcie x16 lanes than Z77 ever could.
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Ivy doesnt eat as much power as SB-E so the amount of vrm's doesnt matter. Its about the quality anyway

you're wrong on one count. amount of VRM's do matter, especially for the hardcore enthusiast. yes, quality matters, but so does quantity.
 
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no... x79 came first, first of all. then x79 can handle MUCH faster memory speeds and tighter timings and it can support larger memory sizes. it also can run way more pcie x16 lanes than Z77 ever could.
you're wrong on one count. amount of VRM's do matter, especially for the hardcore enthusiast. yes, quality matters, but so does quantity.

X79 system can only handle memory clock up to 2400mhz AFAIK, and Z77 systems can handle 2666Mhz and up but that has little to do with the chipset, the IMC in a 3770K is stronger than the one in any Sandy-E. Ofc X79 have Quad channel but so its memory bandwidth is wider, but in term of memory clock Z77 platform does have a higher ceiling.

X79 is an expanded form of P67, Z77 is a upgrade of Z68, X79 definitely didn't copy Z77 because the timing difference.
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X79 system can only handle memory clock up to 2400mhz AFAIK, and Z77 systems can handle 2666Mhz and up but that has little to do with the chipset, the IMC in a 3770K is stronger than the one in any Sandy-E. Ofc X79 have Quad channel but so its memory bandwidth is wider, but in term of memory clock Z77 platform does have a higher ceiling.

X79 is an expanded form of P67, Z77 is a upgrade of Z68, X79 definitely didn't copy Z77 because the timing difference.

it can handle way more than 2400 MHz.
 
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VRM has nothing to do with a CPU (until Haswell comes).

The strongest VRM on the market is on Z77 board. GA-Z77X-UP7.

As far as I know the highest memory OC for Intel platform is done on LGA1155 with Z77 chipset.
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it can handle way more than 2400 MHz.

It is possible but not easy to find a 2011 chip that can do more than 2400mhz, that does seem to be the approximate limit for most.
2640Mhz memory is the world record memory clock on 2011 socket, pretty much any 3770k can do that or more.
    
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Keep in mind with 2011 memory OCing, there are other variables. The current SB-e is based on Sandy Bridge. Compare the memory OC of SB-e to a Z77 running a 2600k/2700k. When IB-e comes out, test it against current Z77 with 3770k. That will at least minimize the variables and show truly how much impact the chipset has on overall memory OCing.
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