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Time to upgrade mobo for i7 2600k

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.
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  1. 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!
  2. Ill take a look. Asrock had an interesting one as well.
  3. mephistois said:
    Ill take a look. Asrock had an interesting one as well.

    Extreme4 is pretty nice!
  4. If your case supports E-ATX, I say go for it if you want it
  5. What performance differences will I see over my old mobo?
  6. 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.
  7. Does pcie 3.0 even work with sandy bridge
  8. Nope - that controller is integrated into Ivy Bridge CPUs, but its not really a big upgrade yet.
  9. Only problem I see with mpower is I need more usb 2.0 controllers. The 3.0 have a different connection right?
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. Best answer
    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.
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