My i7 920 is finally showing signs of wear after being overclocked to 4.2ghz for 3 years. It has been watercooled in addition to my 3x 7970s reference design flashed to GHz edition.
With either platform, I am looking to overclock to 5Ghz.
I'm looking at the 3770k $250 vs the 3820 $270; and also the Maximus V extreme $370 and the Rampage IV Extreme $430.
Which one would be best to pair with my 7970s? Im considering the cheaper Z77 platform as it is the cheapest route with the highest overclockability and the differences in lanes for the PCIe are the same but the Z77 supports PCIe 3.0. But with Ivy bridge E coming out soon in 2013 and support for PCIe 3.0, should I just upgrade my 3820 that I might buy to a hexa core Ivy Bridge with the same overclockablilty?