Help with Z77 high-end choice

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Guys

I am currently running a 980x @ 4.0Ghz and R3E with 24GB G.skill @ 1800
and 2 x 4GB 670 o/c.

I badly want a new toy in the form of a Z77 board but need some advice (based on experience) as to which to upgrade to?

Was thinking...

Either a sabertooth, gbyte UP7, MSI Mpower or maximus V-E.
The proc is going to be a 3570K and mem (32gb of corsair).

Please tell me the board i should get and is *worth* the upgrade from X58.

cheers chaps!
 
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yeah, i've seen the proc comparisons and it's pretty scattered. Was going to o/c the 3570 to 4.5+ anyhow, so figured that it's still an *upgrade* of sorts.

What about the mobo? Or shouldn't I bother?
 

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Maybe in like 20 years time we will not have to buy seprate GPU Since the intergrated get much stronger over the years ;d
Going back to low power psus as well everything going toward eco and better performance for less money, at least this is what they say...

Going back to your question this board broke the world record!

YOUR BASKET
1 x Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £319.99
Total : £330.79 (includes shipping : £9.00).

 
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Maybe in like 20 years time we will not have to buy seprate GPU Since the intergrated get much stronger over the years ;d
Going back to low power psus as well everything going toward eco and better performance for less money, at least this is what they say...

Going back to your question this board broke the world record!

YOUR BASKET
1 x Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £319.99
Total : £330.79 (includes shipping : £9.00).


hmm, i was seriously looking at the UP7. Is the 3570k the best for o/c still? Also what RAM 32GB kit if poss can o/c to 2400+ with ease?
 
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Go Maximus V series ROG board for serious RAM clocking. Pair that with Trident X 2600 or 2666mhz kit and away you go!!! The Trident X 2400 Kit I have does 2520 Rock stable.
 
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Go Maximus V series ROG board for serious RAM clocking. Pair that with Trident X 2600 or 2666mhz kit and away you go!!! The Trident X 2400 Kit I have does 2520 Rock stable.

which proc 3770 or 3570? I heard that 3770k is hot hot hot but the 3570 although i5 and less threads is better?
 

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Go Maximus V series ROG board for serious RAM clocking. Pair that with Trident X 2600 or 2666mhz kit and away you go!!! The Trident X 2400 Kit I have does 2520 Rock stable.

Asus has crap warranty...
If I was buying a high end would of gone with UP7 and orange theme :D
 
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LOL i thought this would be easy, looking more and more likely ill be going for the UP7, trident 2400 32GB, H100i cooler with cougar pwm fans and an i7 3770k.
 
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Asus has crap warranty...
If I was buying a high end would of gone with UP7 and orange theme :D

There boards are the best for overclocking. End of!!! I cant comment on warranty as I dont return product.

IC3 are you any place to advise on high end rig when you don't own one yourself???
 
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Asus has crap warranty...

I was wondering why someone that has Asus and then states this.

For same price you can get decent watercooling.

Where? I'm not seeing anything below £100. Even picking out parts individually, though I wouldn't skimp on any it's still not going to cost the same price as a H100.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=962&catid=1532

The UP7 is the best.

Weak at that price and it doesn't even have Thunderbolt.
 
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