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G1. Sniper 2 vs G1. Sniper 3

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August 13, 2012 8:32:55 AM

Hey Guys

Helping a mate build a a gaming rig.
Just wondering whats better? The Sniper 2 or Sniper 3? I can see the Sniper 2 has a much better audio chip, however, the purpose of this board is for hardcore gaming.

would the sniper 2 with a 2700k chip be better then a sniper 3 with a 3770k chip?
16gb ram will be used, i believe, corsair vengeance 1600mhz
gtx 670
And corsair 600T graphite case.

But this may all change depending on the board which we choose with your help!

Looking forward to your responses!

**NOTE: Could we get notes on which board is better at stock then oc'd?

Regards

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August 13, 2012 9:14:46 PM

Sniper 3 ALL THE WAY!!
Simple differences -
V-68 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - VS - - - - - - - - - Z77 Chipsets
Memory - - - - 2133 - - - - - - - -VS - - - - - - - - - 2666 MHz
PCI-E 2.0 (x16/0 or x8/x8) - - - VS - - - - - - - - - PCI-E 3.0 4 (x16, x16, x8, x8) Can use the newer cards in crossfire or SLI
Sata 3GB/s XX3 6 GB/s 4 - - - - - - -VS - - - - - - - - - Sata 3GB/s 4 XX 6GB/s 6
Single LAN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -VS- - - - - - - - - Dual LAN
Just for beginners. You can check the rest of the specs for the smaller things. You want great sound, sound cards and the only way to go!!

You really can't compare the two chips equally While the 3770 chip is awesome at stock speeds it will overrun the 2700K. But when it come to overclocking drop to the 2600K and with the proper cooling it smokes all other chips when it comes to overclocking. It will even hold it's own with the i7 3960X in most benchmarks when overclocked to 5.2 GHz.

However, overclocking isn't usually taken into account when gaming, my opinion. Closer to stock speeds with just a tweek of on overclock on cpu and memory with lower temps makes for a longer lasting machine.

My advice for a gaming rig given the choices??? Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3 with the 3770K and G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-19200CL11Q-16GBZHD for the main components.
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