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Old March 15, 2012, 10:38 AM
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I'm planning on buying just the motherboard since i can't afford a cpu at the moment. So I'm wondering if it's future proof

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Future is how many years for you?
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I would save your money for Z77
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I would save your money for Z77

I agree with Eldonko , save your money and wait for the new Z77 boards that are coming out.
maybe by then you can afford board and Chip as well.
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Next cpu after Ivy bridge will prob use a new socket, so if thats what you're asking no, if you're talking 6 months from now, yes
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I'm planning on buying just the motherboard since i can't afford a cpu at the moment. So I'm wondering if it's future proof

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It's not so much the motherboard you buy being future proof, its the platform. Only dell/HP etc use proprietary motherboards thus limiting upgrades and not future proof. any Z68 motherboard you buy will be upgradable for at least a few years, as its a hugely popular platform. they will be making LGA1155 CPU's, DDR3 ram and PCI-E videocards for a long time. As time goes on your build will become less and less state of the art, but you will be upgrade just any component on any Z68 motherboard, thats the beauty of Intel and Sandy bridge/Ivy Bridge
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Old March 29, 2012, 02:35 AM
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this for Eldonko:

Are there any Ivy Bridge ready Z77 Asus or Gigabyte motherboards being sold already -with support for the following needs-:
- USB 3.0 native ports
- integrated on board video and audio graphics
- Intel SRT
- Sata III 6MB/ps
- e-Sata external port

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The Z77 chipset has not been officially released, so you cannot buy any motherboard with it.

But all of them will have the features you list.
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I would also say save your money and wait for the Z77 by then hopefully you saved for a new CPU too
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