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Z77 or wait till Z87

Poll Results: Wait or stick with Z77

 
  • 45% (5)
    Z77
  • 54% (6)
    Z87
11 Total Votes  
post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hey, there probably are or will be millions of threads like this but I recently had to RMA my Asus Z77 Maximus V Formula and was wondering if I should buy a new mobo or wait till Z87. I say this because I bought an open boxed Mobo from newegg (unfortunately redface.gif ) and will not receive a replacement and instead a refund. I would assume that the Haswell chipset will support Z77 CPUs but just making sure tongue.gif . Also I hear that Haswell will require a certain spec of PSU that is more efficient on the bottom end (LinusTech Stream biggrin.gif), will my Seasonic X850 work? Will still double check around but for anyone else wondering. Also, I was watching TTLC and saw the Gigabyte Z87 overclocked mobo and was wondering about how much those mobos are speculated to be priced. Pardon the large amount of questions-Beakz.
Almost forgot! Specs:
Intel i7 3770K
EVGA GTX 670 FTW
8gb Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz
Seasonic 80+Gold 850
Edit: on the Corsiar website it mentions that the AX850 will be compatible, I would then assume my Seasonic 850 would as well being they are the same simply rebranded.
Edited by Beakz - 5/11/13 at 6:11pm
post #2 of 11
Z87 uses LGA1150 socket. Old CPUs won't work.
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post #3 of 11
dexel's right, unless you wanna replace your cpu too, you can't go z87.
post #4 of 11
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ah so the toc means that the socket changes in the cycle... darn I was really tempted by that Gigabyte board. Oh well guess I'll be buying another Maximus V Formula, thanks for the quick response. + rep thumb.gif
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Beakz View Post

Oh well guess I'll be buying another Maximus V Formula...

I recommend you sell that 3770K since you have no mobo & upgrade to the Z87 (Haswell).
That's my 2cents.gif ... thumb.gif
post #6 of 11
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Eh, I'm not much of a selling guy... Too much hassle biggrin.gif I'll just stick with Ivy for the next 2-3 years then go for an all out upgrade... biggrin.gif
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by drBlahMan View Post

I recommend you sell that 3770K since you have no mobo & upgrade to the Z87 (Haswell).
That's my 2cents.gif ... thumb.gif
This.
No point in sticking to older tech when you have the chance to upgrade.
Haswell will overclock amazingly well if the rumors are true. Its IPC might not be much better than Ivy Bridge, but it'll beat its previous generation just because of its high overclockability. 5.0-5.5GHz will hopefully be the norm when Haswell arrives. That fact alone should be enough to push you towards the newer CPUs, especially since you plan on keeping it for a long time period of 2-3years.

Then again, thats just what I would do. But I see no reason why you would want to keep a year-old 3770K when you have the chance to upgrade.
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post #8 of 11
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I'll believe the higher clock-ability when I see it ;D . Its just a hassle I (selling) don't want to deal with. I'm saving for the 700series anyway.
Edit:plus I think my wife would kill me if I made another unexpected change...
Edited by Beakz - 5/12/13 at 1:29am
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Beakz View Post

I'll believe the higher clock-ability when I see it ;D . Its just a hassle I (selling) don't want to deal with. I'm saving for the 700series anyway.
Edit:plus I think my wife would kill me if I made another unexpected change...
Then you should wait at least until Haswell reviews are out before you actually buy anything. It wont help if they overclock well if you have already spent on a Z77 setup by then.
Good move saving for the 700 series, 780 should be well worth it if it comes with a GK110 chip. thumb.gif
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Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Force GT 120GB Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB Hitachi 2TB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB Western Digital Caviar Green 4TB CM Hyper 212 EVO w/ Corsair SP120s in P/P 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit Benq BL3201PT Corsair Vengeance K95 Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1000W 
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post #10 of 11
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Just saw some shots of the 780
The amount of drool coming out of my mouth right now.... drool.gif
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