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Old April 16, 2012, 11:51 AM
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Hey guys I plan on getting the new ivy bridge i5 instead of the sandy bridge, opinions on that? And I need a mother board to go with it, I was thinking about the Asus Sabertooth Z77 or the Asus P8Z77 which one do you recommend?
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Old April 16, 2012, 12:26 PM
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Hard to comment on stuff so early..
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Old April 16, 2012, 12:41 PM
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I have heard that the 3570K will outperform the 2500k by only ~5-8% but who knows if that accurate. I will pick up a 3570K regardless, because I don't have a 2500K for my z68 board and would rather have the newer chip. IB launches soon, better to wait for reviews to make a more informed decision. Nothing worse than buying into a new platform and being dissapointed.
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Old April 16, 2012, 06:34 PM
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Wait for reviews and either get the new chip or save your cash on the older 2500k as they will probably see price-cuts depending on initial availability of Ivy.
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Old April 16, 2012, 06:55 PM
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I also say wait till more reviews come out after the IB release. Some reviews so far haven't been too good for Ivy Bridge.
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Old April 16, 2012, 09:10 PM
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Old April 17, 2012, 12:14 AM
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I donít know which P8Z77 board youíre looking at since thereís like 4 models ranging from 180 to 280. Since youíre considering the Sabertooth Iím going to assume the PRO version as they are the same price, if thatís the case they are about equal in performance itís more about the features & looks. There are some benchmarks out there comparing a few moboís including the P8Z77, I havenít seen one yet that included the Sabertooth though. Anyway my vote is for the P8Z77 I got mine last Thursday itís an amazing board; itís my first time with UEFI bios itís really well laid out on the Asus boards. I canít comment on overclocking as Iím using a Celeron G530 until Ivy. But so far the board is super stable with no problems. I still need to try out the Fan Xpert 2 on the mobo, atm all fans still hooked up to my caseís built in fan controller, thatís one thing the Sabertooth will be superior in thermal control it has many thermal sensors all over the board. I choose the P8Z77 Deluxe because I always buy the deluxe boards they are so well rounded packed with features and able to do full end overclock.

On the subject of the cpu now, the benchís Iíve seen show Ivy at least 300mhz faster so a 4.6/4.7ghz ivy = 5ghz sandy, but it also seems to run super hot with anything over 1.3v, well learn more as more results come out still early.

Sorry for the pic the build isnít complete missing GPU damn 680ís are never in stock. And I canít get my blue uv braided cables until dazmode reopens on the 19th. On the other hand since the board is empty u can get a better look at it. And thatís right people go ahead and laugh Iím liquid cooling a Celeron atm lmao. Anyway hope I helped you a little, peace.

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Old April 18, 2012, 02:41 AM
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I would also wait and see because it looking like the Ivory-Bridge may have a hard time hitting 4.6gigs and staying cool even with water cooling.
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Old April 18, 2012, 10:22 AM
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Probably a good idea to wait on reviews on boards that are actually running IB CPUs. I can say Im working very hard to get a review done asap and so are some other reviewers here at HWC. Patience my friends, we still have NDA at this point :)
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