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July 30, 2012 3:15:52 PM

The Sabertooth X79 and an i7 3820 are avaliable for about £480
The Sabertooth Z77 and an i7 2700k are avaliable for about £360
The Sabertooth Z77 and an i7 3570k are avaliable for about £310

If im predominantly using the build for 2560 x 1440 high res gaming, which should i got for? Will it be cheaper in the long run to go for the X79 board for future upgrades?

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July 30, 2012 3:16:17 PM

also would the Z77 run with the i7 3820?
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July 30, 2012 3:34:53 PM

Well, for Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz u need x79 only= LGA 2011.

So the Z77 will not run with SB-E.
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July 30, 2012 3:35:36 PM

Do u use multiple GPU's?

If yes 3 or 4 x79 would be the way to go.
a b à CPUs
July 30, 2012 3:36:23 PM

The The Sabertooth Z77 and an i7 3570k are avaliable for about £310

Would be the best choice for gaming with 1-2 GPU's.
July 30, 2012 3:46:20 PM

sorry i mean an i5 3570k. Still the best option?
a b à CPUs
July 30, 2012 3:48:30 PM

Yes. Games don't really use hyper trading, and that is all the difference.
a b à CPUs
July 30, 2012 3:49:02 PM

How many GPU's are u using?
July 30, 2012 3:49:48 PM

just one. Sapphire 7970
a b à CPUs
July 30, 2012 3:50:34 PM

Than 3570K is the answer : )
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July 30, 2012 3:50:58 PM

Plus good cooling, so u can OC nicely : )

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