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Windows 7: Intel Mobo for 3770K


26 Dec 2013   #21

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

i was gonna go with ivy bridge 3770k and this mobo

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

i would like the sabertooth, but i really dont need that much OC potential or features. if they go on sale by the time i buy, ill get one.

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26 Dec 2013   #22
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The Sabertooth Z77 is almost extinct now and other Z77 boards are going fast, don't diddle around too long....

Now here's a real "deal"
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27 Dec 2013   #23

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Just start saving to get this and a Haswell

Newegg.com - ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


And the Sabertooth now has a little brother, The Griffin
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27 Dec 2013   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
i was gonna go with ivy bridge 3770k and this mobo

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

i would like the sabertooth, but i really dont need that much OC potential or features. if they go on sale by the time i buy, ill get one.
You say this now but in a week or so you will be trying to hit some numbers i would just buckle down and get what's more effective

I know you are probably going against the grain because everyone else has one and there should be other boards that can match performance but the proof is in the pudding one of the best boards you are going to find hands down owning 2 x Sabertooth from AMD and Intel were no accident by me it was a deviated plan from the jump
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27 Dec 2013   #25
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I have a ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 with a i5-2550K and reached 5.1GHz with it. That pro series board is a good choice, I also have a P8Z77-V Pro I'm going to slap in a i7-3770K for my wife.
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27 Dec 2013   #26

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

the Max OC i will be doing for everyday is 4.6-4.8. out of the box i want to OC to 4.2 however. as much as i would like a saberthooth, its just way too much money and way too expansive for my needs.

ive found the CPU for $250 at micro and also found the mobo in ebay used for $100. so im probs going to be shooting in that direction.
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27 Dec 2013   #27
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good price on the CPU, which one?
I would be very leery with used PC parts from eBay, you have no real recourse if it arrives defective.
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27 Dec 2013   #28

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Good price on the CPU, which one?
I would be very leery with used PC parts from eBay, you have no real recourse if it arrives defective.
3770k for $250

and ya i know, but if they have a return available, i would do it. also, if its still under warranty from asus, i could just call then and send mine in for rma and get a new or better refurbished one.
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27 Dec 2013   #29

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

damn. the cpu shot up to 350 again next sale im probs going to be buying it.
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28 Dec 2013   #30
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
the Max OC i will be doing for everyday is 4.6-4.8. out of the box i want to OC to 4.2 however. as much as i would like a saberthooth, its just way too much money and way too expansive for my needs.

ive found the CPU for $250 at micro and also found the mobo in ebay used for $100. so im probs going to be shooting in that direction.
Congrats for your "poweruser" badge!

What's about a refurbished mobo coming from a returns with a 3/6month warranty. Here we've got some asus P8Z77-V Pro for 60% the price, but the counterpart is missing often the Wifi GO! module in their sales.

My mobo (see specs) is 10 phases and doing right at OC 4.2 24/h and hit sometimes 4.6/ 4.8GHz.
Plus, Asus motherboard brand begins to stop giving updates to their softwares and bios. With all those drivers updates coming next year for windows 8.1 and next....

Asus already provided some oRom for Z97 and H97...

i wouldn't spend too much now in a Z77 motherboard even if benchmarks tell Sandy & Ivy to stay some of the best. That is obvious i will upgrade at least to a Z87 mobo in two years.
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