The Ideal z77 Mobo? For z77 Extreme 4 users

I am a programmer primarily and a Gamer as a hobby.I have an upgrade cycle of roughly 5 years.My old rig has a EVGA 780i SLI and i am very happy with it's quality. I am thinking of upgrading and am still undecided on the Mobo.I am currently interested in a z77 extreme 4 which has everything i need but at that price point i think it is too good to be true.With a micro center deal i'm getting the board at $85 and since i have a 5 year upgrade cycle,i'm beginning to wonder if This extreme bang for the buck deal Is any good for me for 5 years.Extreme 4 users please leave your experiences with this board.


Secondly ,Ill be using Quicksync a lot.And currently MC is only offering deals on the i7 2700k.Is the i7 2700k good enough or should i sacrifice the $50 discount on the mobo and get a i7 3770.
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  1. Get 2600K, when u will OC it, it will be the same : )
  2. ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel
    Smart Digi+,TUF w/5 yrs warranty,Thermal Armor

    Mobo with great thermal and OC control.

    was: $244.99 ->$239.99

    FREE SHIPPING

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821
  3. nikorr said:
    ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel
    Smart Digi+,TUF w/5 yrs warranty,Thermal Armor

    Mobo with great thermal and OC control.

    was: $244.99 ->$239.99

    FREE SHIPPING

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821
    http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/13-131-821-TS?$S300W$



    Does this mobo have a debug LED?
  4. ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
  5. nikorr said:
    ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)



    Unfortunately i do need a PCI slot
  6. Well, what exactly is it?
  7. nikorr said:
    Well, what exactly is it?



    I have a TV Tuner That allows Capture in HD.I then Re encode my Favorite Shows and matches.It's a high quality piece of hardware that i don't want to part company with
  8. Whats the brand model?
  9. nikorr said:
    Whats the brand model?



    it's k world Somethig something..

    BTW can 775 Coolers be fitted into 1155 mounts
  10. I would not recommend old cooler, because the new CPU's are larger and runs hotter.

    If u don't have 1155 fittings, u can call manufacture and they will send them to u.
  11. BTW, what do u mean about that "Unfortunately i do need a PCI slot" ?
  12. nikorr said:
    BTW, what do u mean about that "Unfortunately i do need a PCI slot" ?



    I meant that unfortunately the sabretooth doesn't have a PCI slot but i need one
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