Which combo?

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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  1. also would the Z77 run with the i7 3820?
  2. 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.
  3. Do u use multiple GPU's?

    If yes 3 or 4 x79 would be the way to go.
  4. 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.
  5. sorry i mean an i5 3570k. Still the best option?
  6. Yes. Games don't really use hyper trading, and that is all the difference.
  7. How many GPU's are u using?
  8. just one. Sapphire 7970
  9. Than 3570K is the answer : )
  10. Plus good cooling, so u can OC nicely : )

    CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
    HardOCP.com Editor’s Choice
  11. There seems to be a lot of stuff, especially on English websites, sayings its loud and also it doesn't fit properly. Is something like this good enought for the cooling i need? http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B001X017G2/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1
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