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After getting 2 DOA EVGA P55 FTW's from RMA they have told me they have stopped carrying the p55 series boards to send me another replacement, and upgraded me to a z68 sli board. I have been wanting to upgrade anyways so i said that was fine. Now im looking at processor for it, and I want the i5 3570k ivy birdge, I know these are ment for the z77 boards, but z68 is 1155 socket as well. Will this processor work, or do i need to go with a sandy bridge which isn't really an upgrade from what i have at all?
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An Ivy Bridge processor will work, provided that the board's BIOS has been updated to accept them. Presumably EVGA will send out a board with the most recent BIOS release already installed, so you shouldn't have any problems.
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An Ivy Bridge processor will work, provided that the board's BIOS has been updated to accept them. Presumably EVGA will send out a board with the most recent BIOS release already installed, so you shouldn't have any problems.

Ok neat, ill give them a call just to make sure they send an updated BIO's board. Other then lack of onboard video (didn't want anyways) what do i lose for not installing ivy bridge into z77 boards?

EDIT: The EVGA Tech i just called confirmed it will work with ivy bridge, he said they ship all RMA products with latest BIO's.

Guess ill order me that i5 3570k off newegg before the sale ends tonight.
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Ok neat, ill give them a call just to make sure they send an updated BIO's board. Other then lack of onboard video (didn't want anyways) what do i lose for not installing ivy bridge into z77 boards?

The one thing that comes to mind is that you can't get PCIe 3.0 on a Z68 board + an Ivy Bridge i5/i7 chip, while you can on a Z77 board.

Of course in terms of actual performance, there is a less than 1% difference so don't worry about it.
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The one thing that comes to mind is that you can't get PCIe 3.0 on a Z68 board + an Ivy Bridge i5/i7 chip, while you can on a Z77 board.

Of course in terms of actual performance, there is a less than 1% difference so don't worry about it.

ok cool, AFAIK most cards still don't fill even a 2.1 slots bandwidth. Im just excited to have a computer again, ive been RMAing motherboards for almost 2 months now. Going to order the i5 3570k now.
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A lot of people built ivy with Z68 before the Z77 was out and they are perfectly happy.

You missed a killer deal though. 3570K + UD4H with $60 off the combo, thats what made me get the 3570k instead of the 3770k
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A lot of people built ivy with Z68 before the Z77 was out and they are perfectly happy.

You missed a killer deal though. 3570K + UD4H with $60 off the combo, thats what made me get the 3570k instead of the 3770k

Im trading a P55 FTW for this Z68 since evga no longer sends p55's out, so Im only gonna be paying for a processor and then i still have an i7 860 to sell.
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Z68 supports iGPU. That EVGA board just doesn't have video outs. Maybe you can manage to get Lucid Virtu working in D-mode if there is an option in BIOS to enable iGPU.

Also PCI-E 3.0 is possible on Z68 if a manufacturer released an updated revision (usually with suffix Gen. 3) with new PCI-E switches. I don't think EVGA did for this board though.

Also Z77 brings native USB 3.0, so older chipsets have to use additional controllers. Other than that, there isn't much difference.
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Ok i5 3570k ordered from newegg for $210, and EVGA said my board should ship from RMA department today so hopefully I will have it back before the weekend!
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When you get the board make sure you test/bench the heck out of it. EVGA doesn't have good record with Z68 boards. I went thru 3 before I gave up on them. Just giving you a heads up.
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