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Do I buy a ASRock z77 oc formula or I wait for the z87 to came out?

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May 9, 2013 3:20:11 PM

I wanna to change my motherboard and I don't know if I wait for the z87 and the 4000 series or if I change my motherboard to a better and only buy new gen on the end of this year or begin of 2014.
a b V Motherboard
May 9, 2013 3:26:00 PM

Their new boards should be out shortly, like next month. I recommend waiting. What are the specs of the machine you have now? You can expect a bump of 5-15% in performance over the 3 series chips.
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May 9, 2013 3:34:22 PM

maestro0428 said:
Their new boards should be out shortly, like next month. I recommend waiting. What are the specs of the machine you have now? You can expect a bump of 5-15% in performance over the 3 series chips.


Is a i5 3570k,asus p8z77 v lk mb,16ram and a sli of gtx 660
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a c 99 V Motherboard
May 9, 2013 4:29:04 PM

I'd wait and save, since you'll have to buy a new CPU as well as the Z87 mobo.
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a b V Motherboard
May 9, 2013 4:37:20 PM

You have a really nice rig now. Unless you feel compelled by the upgrade bug (It always bites me), you could really wait another cycle if you want too. If you don't have one already, an SSD is the number one upgrade I recommend right now. The new ASRock boards look really tasty though. They even have a water proof coating! Can't wait to get my hands on some for testing (I sell them in my workstations exclusively).
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May 9, 2013 4:42:02 PM

maestro0428 said:
You have a really nice rig now. Unless you feel compelled by the upgrade bug (It always bites me), you could really wait another cycle if you want too. If you don't have one already, an SSD is the number one upgrade I recommend right now. The new ASRock boards look really tasty though. They even have a water proof coating! Can't wait to get my hands on some for testing (I sell them in my workstations exclusively).


The problem is that my motherboard is having problems when I try to overclock more than 4,8 ghz she just doesn't work well I need more than 1.5 V to be stable I think that's not normal for that i5 or I'm wrong? ( first oc)
And I prefer to buy this mb and wait for the 700 series graphics cards
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a c 99 V Motherboard
May 9, 2013 4:42:28 PM

maestro0428 said:
You have a really nice rig now. Unless you feel compelled by the upgrade bug (It always bites me), you could really wait another cycle if you want too. If you don't have one already, an SSD is the number one upgrade I recommend right now. The new ASRock boards look really tasty though. They even have a water proof coating! Can't wait to get my hands on some for testing (I sell them in my workstations exclusively).


That, plus I think OP has his 3570K @ 4.8 GHz.

Rafael Maciel said:
The problem is that my motherboard is having problems when I try to overclock more than 4,8 ghz she just doesn't work well I need more than 1.5 V to be stable I think that's not normal for that i5 or I'm wrong? ( first oc)
And I prefer to buy this mb and wait for the 700 series graphics cards


It's not 100%, but I had an ASUS Z77VL-K, and my voltages are decently lower with my OC Formula.
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May 9, 2013 4:45:54 PM

ihog said:
maestro0428 said:
You have a really nice rig now. Unless you feel compelled by the upgrade bug (It always bites me), you could really wait another cycle if you want too. If you don't have one already, an SSD is the number one upgrade I recommend right now. The new ASRock boards look really tasty though. They even have a water proof coating! Can't wait to get my hands on some for testing (I sell them in my workstations exclusively).


That, plus I think OP has his 3570K @ 4.8 GHz.


I had 4,8 my mb was just too hot and I back up the overclock to 4,5
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a b V Motherboard
May 9, 2013 6:13:25 PM

4.8ghz is a hefty overclock. Unless you have invested in some custom watercooling, or at the very least an AIO dual 120mm rad, I don't even recommend going that high, especially at that voltage. I run my 3770K at 4.2ghz with a single 120mm rad with dual Corsiar fans and although 4.5ghz will run just fine, I see the value of that extra 300mzh diminish when my cpu is hitting 85C. Thats me though. By all means run your rig on the ragged edge, its fun and a challenge and if you have the dough to replace parts, I say go for it. The 4 series chips will still run hot overclocked, but they seem to overclock much better at lower voltages. All that said, I still say wait and at least see what overclocking the new chips is like.
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