Closed Time to upgrade mobo for i7 2600k Tags: CPUs Sabertooth Intel i7 Last response: December 26, 2012 11:15 PM in CPUs Share mephistois December 26, 2012 9:47:57 PM Hello, My p8p67 pro went out and now I'm looking at sabertooth z77 as replacement. I just want some opinions on this mobo not completely up to date with the newer features so appreciatesome insight. More about : time upgrade mobo 2600k payturr a b à CPUs December 26, 2012 9:52:04 PM The Sabertooth is ehh because thermal armor isn't necessary, nice to block dust however. I would get the MSI Mpower because it's overclock certified, so overclocking that 2600K is gonna be fun! AMD Radeon a b à CPUs December 26, 2012 9:53:40 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is my personal choice.... cheap lol Related resources Suggest a mobo for i7 2600k - Forum Q9450 upgrade i7 2600k - Forum 1055t vs i53750kvs i7 2600k - Forum I7 2600k or i7 3rd gen CPU? - Forum Intel core i7 2700k vs 2600k - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mephistois December 26, 2012 9:55:23 PM Ill take a look. Asrock had an interesting one as well. payturr a b à CPUs December 26, 2012 9:57:08 PM mephistois said:Ill take a look. Asrock had an interesting one as well. Extreme4 is pretty nice! mephistois December 26, 2012 10:04:36 PM http://m.newegg.com/Product?itemNumber=N82E16813157328 not too shabby payturr a b à CPUs December 26, 2012 10:06:10 PM If your case supports E-ATX, I say go for it if you want it mephistois December 26, 2012 10:10:20 PM What performance differences will I see over my old mobo? payturr a b à CPUs December 26, 2012 10:15:51 PM To be honest - just a better overclock & you could plug more things into PCI-e slots. I still really recommend the MSI Mpower - its cheaper, and provides for a higher clockspeed, as well as a cheaper price. mephistois December 26, 2012 10:20:33 PM Does pcie 3.0 even work with sandy bridge payturr a b à CPUs December 26, 2012 10:22:28 PM Nope - that controller is integrated into Ivy Bridge CPUs, but its not really a big upgrade yet. mephistois December 26, 2012 10:30:08 PM Only problem I see with mpower is I need more usb 2.0 controllers. The 3.0 have a different connection right? payturr a b à CPUs December 26, 2012 10:33:27 PM USB 3.0 is backwards compatible so you can use 2.0 devices on 3.0 ports. Also, the board has plenty of headers for USB 2 for your case. mephistois December 26, 2012 10:43:13 PM Nice I will be taking it into serious consideration. Doing some reading dont know what the z77 platform offers over just replacing with same board Best solution payturr a b à CPUs December 26, 2012 10:45:05 PM Z77 is great because it offers support for plenty of PCI/PCI-e lanes, it handles overclocking well, it supports plenty of RAM at a variety of clockspeeds, as well as a lot of SATA connectors + RAID. mephistois December 26, 2012 10:46:14 PM Best answer selected by mephistois. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum2600k or 3770k i7 ? ForumI7 980X or i7 2600K I really need some good advice here please ForumIntel i7 2600-K - Getting heat warning messages ForumI7 3820, i7 2600K , i5 2550K or i5 2500K? ForumNew i7 2600k Build - Help Pwease ForumIntel core i7 2600K build ForumOverclocking 2600k with p8z68 v pro mobo ? ForumIntel Core i7 2600k vs Core i7 3770k ForumMy i7 2600k runs @ 1333MHz ... ForumI5 2500k vs i7 2600k . Worth the extra money??? ForumIs my i7 2600k overclocked or not? ForumNew PC: I7 2600K + water cooling. Which MB? ForumWay to put 3pin fan to PWM? ForumShould i upgrade? ForumLooking to upgrade my processor for gaming needs. More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !