*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: ForumNew ASRock X79 Extreme9 build has random lockups/reboots no BSOD. Forumz77 Motherboard Discussion ForumAdvice on New LGA2011 Build (HTPC & Moderate Gaming) ForumBuilding a new PC this december( 2012 ) or late january 2013 Forum~$700 First time build advice ForumX79 vs z77 and raid vs room to fit hard drive in case ForumNeed advice on x79 mobo choice for a new build ForumBuy this used x79 beast or build new z77 Forum2012 Gaming Rig - 2000$ budget / Please advice ! ForumHelp me my 1st build before GW2 launches 28 Aug 2012 ForumNew Build Gaming Rig Budget (3000.00) ForumX79 or Z77 Which fits the bill? ForumFirst time build . Video Editing/ Gaming Rig ForumI7 3770k with Z77 mobo VS i7 3820 with X79 rigs. ForumNew system I assembled May of 2012 (NewEgg) and BSOD almost every day ForumWhat is the best Z77 chipset motherboard currently? ForumBest Bang For Buck Gaming Rig - May 2012 ! (Ivy Bridge + Kepler/Island) ForumNew multitasking & multi-media build advice ForumWhich is the best mobo for video editing x79 or z77 ForumPCI compatibility question More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !