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Z77 vs Z68 for Sandybridge

Hey guys! Im planning on getting the 2600k(or 2700k) But if the ivy bridge processors get better i may get one in the future.But my question is should i go with a Z68 Board like the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131792 or the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131848 ? oh and ocing is a factor ! THank you!
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    Alright, so here is the thing. If you get a Z77 mobo and stick a Sandybridge CPU in it, basically it will function exactly the same as if it were a Z68 board. All of the features and abilities are there and you can use them, but you will not be able to use the features added with Ivy Bridge.

    If you do plan to get an Ivy Bridge processor in the future, absolutely get a Z77 board so that when you do upgrade your processor you wont need to upgrade your mobo as well just to make full use of the chip.
  2. I would get Z77 just because it will support Ivy Bridge without a bios update.
  3. If you had a Microcenter in your area. You could get the 3770k for less then what NewEgg charges for their 2600k processor. Pick up ASRockx Z77 board and you would be set. Sometimes Microcenter will give you a discount for buying both the process and MB at the same time.
  4. spookyman said:
    If you had a Microcenter in your area. You could get the 3770k for less then what NewEgg charges for their 2600k processor. Pick up ASRockx Z77 board and you would be set. Sometimes Microcenter will give you a discount for buying both the process and MB at the same time.

    would love too and ive been looking at it but the nearest one is an hour away and i cant drive yet :L
  5. dalmvern said:
    Alright, so here is the thing. If you get a Z77 mobo and stick a Sandybridge CPU in it, basically it will function exactly the same as if it were a Z68 board. All of the features and abilities are there and you can use them, but you will not be able to use the features added with Ivy Bridge.

    If you do plan to get an Ivy Bridge processor in the future, absolutely get a Z77 board so that when you do upgrade your processor you wont need to upgrade your mobo as well just to make full use of the chip.

    should i get the z77 mobo i linked is that good for oc?
  6. abnormalweeny said:
    should i get the z77 mobo i linked is that good for oc?


    Yes, that is a really good board. Lots of features for the price, and I have always liked Asus's overclocking interface and features.
  7. P8Z68-V is better for your PC.

    First link doesn't work. Second mobo is OK, but Z68-V is better deal for u.

    Z77 will not give u any feature extra or any other advantage.

    P8Z68-V - better overclocker
    ASUS Digital Power Design :
    - Industry leading Digital 16 Phase Power Design
    (12 -phase for CPU, 4 -phase for iGPU)

    vs

    ASUS P8Z77-V LE
    - Industry leading Digital 8 Phase Power Design
    (6 -phase for CPU, 2 -phase for iGPU)
  8. Plus it has better Audio and LAN chipset.

    More SATA 6Gb/s ports.

    Bluetooth V2.1+EDR

    2 x 1394a
  9. the P8Z68-V look coool but wht about PCE 3.0 ...? it has only 2.0
    and i5 3570k is good for OC ....does not support any Ivy Bridge...
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