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Old April 27, 2012, 01:35 PM
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Well if I don't need the other PCI slot then I dont really need a full ATX. Would it even cover the Start and Reset button?

If it really doesn't fit which Asus mobo would you take? for around the same price

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Old April 27, 2012, 05:57 PM
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Yea it will just about cover those and I would probably go for a z77 deluxe or pro edition if you need a bigger board but cant wait for the rest of the ROG lineup
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Old April 27, 2012, 06:27 PM
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Ok since the ATX RoG will be a lot over my budegt and since z77 are quite expensive I think i'll go like you said in the beging and I'll go for a 2500k that is a sure value and a z68. I can get an Asus z68 pro and i5 2500k for 370$ so thats what I'll get instead. z68 pro is 175$ and z77 pro at least 230$ and I dont think I need any of the new features plus I get something that is a sure value and won't be bugged.
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Old April 27, 2012, 06:59 PM
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Yea honestly your not loosing much of anything by going with sandybridge
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Old April 29, 2012, 08:44 AM
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Ivy just came out and best price I can get is 450$ for Asus p8z77 pro + 3570K. If I go Sandy 380$ p8z68 pro + 2500k. Is it worth 70$. If I go with the second option will my system last longer (More upgradeable Pci 3) and after seeing the benchmarks if I'm not a hardcore overcloker how much perf. gain would I get?
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Old April 29, 2012, 08:53 AM
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I would lean to a Z77 board IF its price is close, but if you find a good price/a good bundle price on P67/Z68, then I say go for it. I wouldn't pay $70 extra for Z77 and 3570k.
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Old April 29, 2012, 09:36 AM
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Yea intel even says ivy is only supposed to be 5- 7% (roughly) faster so it doesnt seem worth it just yet
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Old April 29, 2012, 02:52 PM
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I didn't think there would be such a price difference between the 2 set-ups..
But given the lower power of the Ivy chip, then even 70 bucks would be made up by reduced power bills?

That said.. if it puts you past your budget then it's a moot point.
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Old April 29, 2012, 04:47 PM
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Hey guys finally decided to go with Ivy, but now I have to choose between two Mobo
ASUS P8Z77-V Pro LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 SLI 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 DisplayPort USB3.0 Motherboard - ASUS - P8Z77-V Pro (215$)
ASUS Sabertooth Z77 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 SLI 3PCI-E16 4PCI-E1 SATA3 HDMI DisplayPort USB3.0 Motherboard - ASUS - Sabertooth Z77 (230$)
I know that the Pro has Wifi and that Sabertooth has eSata (What the difference between Sata and eSata?) But apart from that do they have the same features?
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E-sata is an external sata port for external drives etc... just as fast as internal (or nearly) but the only real difference it seems is the colour scheme and the thermal armour on the sabertooth. Also i think the sabertooth has better fan control software but i think its the same as the pro
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