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Any point to upgrade a P8z68 Deluxe/gen3 for 3770k?

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So I'm getting a 3770K through Intel's retail edge for 80 bucks; is there any point or significant advantages in upgrading my P8Z68 Deluxe/GEN 3 for a z77 counterpart?
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Z77 Offers PCIE 3.0 vs. 2 with Z68, which may be a factor with your 680 (might offer an additional boost in FPS) , other than that, not too much of an upgrade vs. what you have already.
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Yep! You can actually use PCIe 3.0 and therefore your graphics card to its fullest potential.
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Well one of the "perks" of the GEN 3 deluxe was that it supported PCI-E 3.0 cpus I thought?: www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8Z68_DELUXEGEN3/

So it seems pointless to drop 250 bucks on a z77 version, correct?

Also I am currently running a Titan, not that it would make that much of a difference bus-wise vs a 680.
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