*New Build Advice - Z77 or X79 - 19 May 2012* Tags: New Build Intel i7 New Build Systems Last response: May 19, 2012 6:31 PM in Systems Share oldlimey May 19, 2012 7:26:13 AM Hello everyone, We are considering the options for the parts needed to build a gaming PC and had more or less decided on the following as a reasonably priced option: CPU: I7 2006K or I7 3770K (do not like what we are hearing about ivybridge temperature problem) MB: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H or ASUS P8Z77-V However on l cannot help thinking that an X79 set up for an extra £50 ($80) would be a bit more future proof and robust system allowing for up to three graphics cards at PCI X16. CPU: I7 3820 MB: MSI-X79A-GD45 Any comments or advice would be greatly appreciated Regards Oldlimey More about : build advice z77 x79 2012 azeem40 May 19, 2012 7:30:00 AM For gaming, get an i5-2500k over the i7. chulex67 May 19, 2012 8:42:30 AM Like Azeem40 Said, Theres No reason to go with The I7, the I5 Already Gives you Everything you Can Get For Gaming. Theres No Future Proof in Gaming Pc. I always sell my rig every 2 years. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer oldlimey May 19, 2012 6:31:12 PM Thanks guys, any thoughts on sandy or ivy? I'm concerned about the reports about ivybridge overheating. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Buy this used x79 beast or build new z77 Forum May 2012 - New Build - How did I do? Forum Solvedi am building a new rig , 3570k/asrock z77 extreme4, need advice on CPU coolers Forum New build, memory advice, etc for x79 m-atx. Forum New Build- update, may I please have some advice :)? Forum Need new build advice for end of May 2k+- with monitor Forum [New Build] Need Advice on Z77 build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !