Now im not stupid and i have "heard" people say that you need z77 chipset for ivy support but what i HAVE NOT seen is proof that it is a requirement. i have googled it, for one, and i have asked around. no one seems to be able to prove it. now are manufacturers trying to push us into an upgrade or will there be added bios support for ivy in our current motherboards? because from a logical thinking standpoint... its the same socket, and its not an entirely new thing. just an optimized die shrink. hence NO REASON WHY IT WOULDNT WORK.