Should i buy?

hey guys i'm planning on upgrading my pc this year and wanting to get the ivy bridge processor, so i just wanted to hear everyone's info on the parts i'm planning on buying

CPU --- Intel Core i7-3770K BX80667i73770K Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 3.50GHz (3.90GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155)

MOTHERBOARD --- ECS P67H2-A2 Black Deluxe Motherboard (http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7114016&CatId=6978)

RAM --- Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9 Vengeance 8GB PC15000 DDR3 RAM - 1866MHz, 2x4096MB, Non-ECC, Unbuffered
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  1. No to the motherboard. Don't buy a P67.

    Take a look at the new IvyBridge board range. B75, Q75, Q77, H77, Z75, Z77
  2. fattypockets said:
    hey guys i'm planning on upgrading my pc this year and wanting to get the ivy bridge processor, so i just wanted to hear everyone's info on the parts i'm planning on buying

    CPU --- Intel Core i7-3770K BX80667i73770K Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 3.50GHz (3.90GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155)

    MOTHERBOARD --- ECS P67H2-A2 Black Deluxe Motherboard (http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7114016&CatId=6978)

    RAM --- Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9 Vengeance 8GB PC15000 DDR3 RAM - 1866MHz, 2x4096MB, Non-ECC, Unbuffered

    I would not buy this mobo as well.

    If u are choosing quality parts, get better mobo as well.

    Trying to stay on budget, get the better chipset Z77 board @ http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128547
  3. i agree with both with a p67 you loose alot of features and the ability to overclock if you ever want to down the road
  4. For little more money, get this one.

    ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Be the first to review this product...
    Digi Power, 4+1 Phase, XFast 555, Virtu MVP, OMG
    In stock.

    $129.99

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157297
  5. nikorr said:
    For little more money, get this one.

    ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Be the first to review this product...
    Digi Power, 4+1 Phase, XFast 555, Virtu MVP, OMG
    In stock.

    $129.99

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157297
    http://www.3dnews.ru/_imgdata/img/2012/03/31/626998/ASRock_Z77_Pro3_Pic_01.jpg

    Good call. He can get that board at Direct Canada with free shipping.

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD1852&vpn=Z77%20Pro%203&manufacture=Others $127.44
    ASRock Z77 Pro 3 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 CrossFireX 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 HDMI USB3.0 Motherboard
  6. wow thanks guys for the quick reply i appreciate it for the mobo im going to go with the ASRock Z77 Pro 3 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 CrossFireX 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 HDMI USB3.0 Motherboard, btw i have two more questions

    1) when a mobo say it supports ram 1600 (O.C), does that mean it won't accept a reg clocked ram at 1600 mhz?

    2) is 2 6850 sapphire crossfire good for now?
  7. fattypockets said:
    wow thanks guys for the quick reply i appreciate it for the mobo im going to go with the ASRock Z77 Pro 3 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 CrossFireX 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 HDMI USB3.0 Motherboard, btw i have two more questions

    1) when a mobo say it supports ram 1600 (O.C), does that mean it won't accept a reg clocked ram at 1600 mhz?

    2) is 2 6850 sapphire crossfire good for now?

    1) Just enable XMP and if that doesn't do it, go into the bios and manually set the timings, save changes and your good to go.

    2)That board is a single card board that does not support Crossfire. It runs dual cards @ x4. You want a board that runs dual cards @ x8 if you plan on adding a second card later on.

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Pro3 <----- another look at that Asrock Z77 Pro3.

    3) So do you want a board that supports dual cards? If so you need to let us know.
  8. Why_Me said:
    1) Just enable XMP and if that doesn't do it, go into the bios and manually set the timings, save changes and your good to go.

    2)That board is a single card board that does not support Crossfire. It runs dual cards @ x4. You want a board that runs dual cards @ x8 if you plan on adding a second card later on.

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Pro3 <----- another look at that Asrock Z77 Pro3.

    3) So do you want a board that supports dual cards? If so you need to let us know.



    I would like to get a mobo that supports dual graphics cards preferably crossfire x, i do have 2 6850 right now that are crossfired and would like to keep that config with the new mobo :).
  9. fattypockets said:
    I would like to get a mobo that supports dual graphics cards preferably crossfire x, i do have 2 6850 right now that are crossfired and would like to keep that config with the new mobo :).

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138355 $139.99 - $10.00 USD mail-in rebate $7.49 Shipping
    BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
  10. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157306
    ASRock Z77 Pro4-M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

    is this mobo good or no for crossfire x?
  11. fattypockets said:
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157306
    ASRock Z77 Pro4-M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

    is this mobo good or no for crossfire x?

    You need a board that runs dual cards x8. That board you have linked runs dual cards @ x4.
  12. This one will do it, but it is a mATX, if that will not be a problem.

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157294
  13. Or this one, ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

    DIGI+ VRM, SLI, Display port, Lucid Virtu MVP
    In stock.

    $159.99

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837

  14. Or get this one + 2500K + 2 GPU cards : )

    Its still great choice, even with IB (ivy bridge) out.

    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Average Rating
    (470 reviews)
    Write a Review
    Customer Choice Awards (Mar. Apr. 2012) at Newegg
    In stock.

    $149.99

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
  15. ASRock Z77 Extreme4

    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
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