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July 26, 2012 8:11:47 AM

Hi Everybody

I am able to buy used mobo Asus p8z68-v pro -1 year old- for 90Euros (lowest price on the internet is 170E) and CPU 2700k for 190Euros. (lowest price 280E). Seller says that the CPU is in sealed Box.

Is that worth it? I am thinking about buying new rig Z77 & 3570k. I could save with that used setup cca 100E.

What would u recommend?
Many thx.

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July 26, 2012 8:19:51 AM

i would save the 100 euro's and put it into a beefy cooler like the Noctua NH-D14, and overclock away :) 
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July 26, 2012 8:27:31 AM

GET IT!! That's a killer deal. the 2700k is faster than an Ivy 3570k. The 3570 does have around 5-10% better IPC; but that's easily offset by the 2700k's ability to OC higher. A 200mhz bump over an IVY is all that is needed to overcome the IPC advantage. Plus the 2700k will decimate the 3570k in multithreaded applications due to having Hyper threading. They are both complete equals from a gaming standpoint.

That Asus board is also very nice. Save your $ and get what your friend has to offer. Unless you absolutely have to have PCIe 3.0 which is pretty much a gimmic as it stands now. in the future when cards actually begin to saturate PCIe 2.0 we will have use for it; until then it's all the same S^#%. You can always drop and IVY bridge into that Z68 board. Or you just sell it down the line and get a Z77. Good luck mate:) 
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July 26, 2012 8:58:51 AM

I have an old 5870 which I am planning to use for a while. So the PCI 3.0 is not an issue actually. Are new graphics card coming close to fulfill the PCI 2.0? I mean that when my 5870 woudnt cathing up (in 1-2 years) I would go for something better.

My mobo old mobo suddenly stopped working so I am looking for replacing it. Its CPU q9450 and Asus P5Q Deluxe. Another question: U mean its better to get some used LGA775 mobo for about 50Euros or go with that new one? (I know, its not actually new, but for me it is :) )

Many thanks again for your recommendations.
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July 26, 2012 10:46:00 AM

yntelygent said:
I have an old 5870 which I am planning to use for a while. So the PCI 3.0 is not an issue actually. Are new graphics card coming close to fulfill the PCI 2.0? I mean that when my 5870 woudnt cathing up (in 1-2 years) I would go for something better.

My mobo old mobo suddenly stopped working so I am looking for replacing it. Its CPU q9450 and Asus P5Q Deluxe. Another question: U mean its better to get some used LGA775 mobo for about 50Euros or go with that new one? (I know, its not actually new, but for me it is :) )

Many thanks again for your recommendations.


i perdict that by the time PCI-E 4.0 comes out (2015 btw) we will just be maxing the 2.0 standard, and the 2700K will be a large improvement and i would reccomend it
July 26, 2012 2:18:19 PM

nna2 said:
i perdict that by the time PCI-E 4.0 comes out (2015 btw) we will just be maxing the 2.0 standard, and the 2700K will be a large improvement and i would reccomend it


So in a, lets say, 1-2 years when there would be some 8970HD or GTX 780 (or anything it would be called) do u think that PCI E 2.0 wouldnt bottleneck that GPU?
Simply, my point is. Would next 1 or 2 generation GPU could max the PCIE 2.0 or there is no chance about that. I have no idea what is the load in nowdays GPUs (like 30%,40%,80%???).

I have also another option. What do u think is better: Asus P8Z68-V Pro for 90E or GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 for 150E? My preferences: no extreme OCing (4,5Ghz would be pretty good) and great durability (I would like to pick the board which is likely to perform longer) I would like my rig to work for at least 3-4 years.

Many thx for all answers and recommendations.

Bye
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July 26, 2012 2:31:46 PM

we're still not seeing bottlenecks in the 2.0 standard so you should still be okay
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