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Processor QuadCore Intel Core i7-6700K, 4333 MHz (43 x 101)
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Cooling Coolit FreezOne
Memory G Skill F4-3000C15-8GVRB (2x8:16Gigs)
Video Card(s) GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming
Storage 1X Samsung 256 SSD / 2XSeagate 2TB
Display(s) BenQ 32" / 22" FPD2085W
Case Thermaltake Core X31 RGB Edition
Audio Device(s) RealTek HD \Corsair Gaming H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset
Power Supply Rosewill Quark Series 1000W Full Modular Power Supply with LED Indicator
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#1
Hi TPU, need to see what you guys think of this combo since i'm not sure:
My friend ask me what i thought of this mobo and cpu and i have no clue
Motherboard: If there is something better at lower cost please comment :)
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA...
Processor:
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Tu...

Key point he will be upgradeing to the Ivy Bridge at a later date and i think this mobo is compatible with both sandy and ivy. he will be using parts from his current build to complete it:
PC Power and Cooling Silencer 910W
EVGA 580
4Gigs Patriot Memory 2133EL Series
2 1TB WD Hard Drives
Thanks i will pass every comment on to Tom !!!! Forgot to mention he will be using his current LGA 1156 cooler. I do believe that the LGA 1155 have the same hole pattern (am i correct ?)

I like this motherboard by the way:
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6...
 
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No problems with those upgrades, one thing to consider, if you are going to be upgrading to IB then why not go with a 2500K instead?
 
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Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5
Cooling Coolit FreezOne
Memory G Skill F4-3000C15-8GVRB (2x8:16Gigs)
Video Card(s) GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming
Storage 1X Samsung 256 SSD / 2XSeagate 2TB
Display(s) BenQ 32" / 22" FPD2085W
Case Thermaltake Core X31 RGB Edition
Audio Device(s) RealTek HD \Corsair Gaming H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset
Power Supply Rosewill Quark Series 1000W Full Modular Power Supply with LED Indicator
Mouse Logitech G502
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#3
I ask him that, 2600K has HT 2500K does not. thats all he said :) lol Your thought between ASRock or Gigabyte ?
No problems with those upgrades, one thing to consider, if you are going to be upgrading to IB then why not go with a 2500K instead?
 
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#5
Am I missing something? Why get the SB at all then? Why not go with IB now? (available in 2 days)

What is your mate gonna use his system for?

I've been looking at that gigabyte mobo too, the asrock extreme6 is also a good value for money board it seems.
 
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Processor QuadCore Intel Core i7-6700K, 4333 MHz (43 x 101)
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5
Cooling Coolit FreezOne
Memory G Skill F4-3000C15-8GVRB (2x8:16Gigs)
Video Card(s) GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming
Storage 1X Samsung 256 SSD / 2XSeagate 2TB
Display(s) BenQ 32" / 22" FPD2085W
Case Thermaltake Core X31 RGB Edition
Audio Device(s) RealTek HD \Corsair Gaming H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset
Power Supply Rosewill Quark Series 1000W Full Modular Power Supply with LED Indicator
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Logitech G710+
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#6
Good Point: Have no clue I will ask him (maybe price availability performance????)

Am I missing something? Why get the SB at all then? Why not go with IB now? (available in 2 days)

What is your mate gonna use his system for?

I've been looking at that gigabyte mobo too, the asrock extreme6 is also a good value for money board it seems.
 
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#7
Well if Sandybridge is a bit cheaper it might be worth considering, the 2500k is a hell of a cpu.
I recommend Asrock boards over Gigabyte, i think Erocker is using a Asrock board too. Gigabyte aint bad though, i mean usually it would come down to price and features for me.

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 is cheaper, i personally would rather save money than have a few extra ports and another pci express slot. Unless the user really plans to go tri sli/crossfire then nah forget it as build quality is great on the Asrock boards, especially the solid Japanese caps they use, bios are also solid.
 
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Processor QuadCore Intel Core i7-6700K, 4333 MHz (43 x 101)
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Cooling Coolit FreezOne
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Video Card(s) GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming
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He said he's always used Gigabyte boards. His current setup is a Gigabyte P55UD6-C with the Intel i875K. I just recommended a change but he likes there mobo's :)
 
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#9
IMO well on our local stores, (all prices will be in US $)

i5 2500k = 220.14$ + asrock z68 ext3 gen3 = 149.88$ = 370.02$

i5 (the K series forgot the number) = 240.85$ + asrock ext4 = 284.76$ = 525.76$ also depends on which store, some store sell it cheaper but they are on 2 different corners but still if you have similar price range, I say i5 2500K for you
 
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Processor QuadCore Intel Core i7-6700K, 4333 MHz (43 x 101)
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5
Cooling Coolit FreezOne
Memory G Skill F4-3000C15-8GVRB (2x8:16Gigs)
Video Card(s) GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming
Storage 1X Samsung 256 SSD / 2XSeagate 2TB
Display(s) BenQ 32" / 22" FPD2085W
Case Thermaltake Core X31 RGB Edition
Audio Device(s) RealTek HD \Corsair Gaming H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset
Power Supply Rosewill Quark Series 1000W Full Modular Power Supply with LED Indicator
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Logitech G710+
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit \ Windows 10 Pro 64Bit
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Well looks like Tom decided to get the Gigabyte Mobo and the 3770K after all. Got a good deal on it to after the rebate. Will start putting it together friday and see how it runs on water cooling.
 
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Motherboard MSi X79A-GD65 8D
Cooling XSPC 240mm and 360MM (External) Rad
Memory 64Gb Corsair Dominator Platinum
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX770 SC ACX SLI (non water cooled yet)
Storage Intel 520 240GB SSD x2 /x2 WD Caviar Black 3TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache
Display(s) ASUS 27" 2560X1440 x3
Case Corsair 900D (upgraded from my lvl 10 gt and 600T)
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar Essence STX
Power Supply Corsair AX1200i 80PLUS Platinum
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update us on how it went.
 
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Processor QuadCore Intel Core i7-6700K, 4333 MHz (43 x 101)
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5
Cooling Coolit FreezOne
Memory G Skill F4-3000C15-8GVRB (2x8:16Gigs)
Video Card(s) GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming
Storage 1X Samsung 256 SSD / 2XSeagate 2TB
Display(s) BenQ 32" / 22" FPD2085W
Case Thermaltake Core X31 RGB Edition
Audio Device(s) RealTek HD \Corsair Gaming H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset
Power Supply Rosewill Quark Series 1000W Full Modular Power Supply with LED Indicator
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Logitech G710+
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit \ Windows 10 Pro 64Bit
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Stock Temps: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H / Core i7 3770K/ Using Modified CoolIt FreezeOne. The Motherboard must be reading the +3.3V wrong and his idle temps for his GPU went up 10Degrees on this motherboard (weird)
Field Value
Sensor Properties
Sensor Type ITE IT8728F (ISA A30h)
GPU Sensor Type Diode, CHiL CHL8266 (NV-Diode, 46h)
Chassis Intrusion Detected No

Temperatures
Motherboard 40 °C (104°F)
CPU 7 °C (45 °F)
CPU Package 23 °C (73 °F)
CPU IA Cores 23 °C (73 °F)
CPU GT Cores 22 °C (72 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #1 19 °C (66 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #2 21 °C (70 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #3 20 °C (68 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #4 23 °C (73 °F)
Aux 40 °C (104°F)
GPU Diode 53 °C (127°F)

Cooling Fans
GPU 2880 RPM (70%)

Voltage Values
CPU Core 1.056 V
+3.3 V 1.643 V
+5 V 5.070 V
+12 V 12.877 V
GPU Core 1.075 V
GPU +12V 12.172 V
GPU VRM 1.061 V

Current Values
GPU VRM 21.50 A

Power Values
CPU Package 19.69 W
CPU IA Cores 13.88 W
GPU VRM 22.75 W
 
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Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5
Cooling Coolit FreezOne
Memory G Skill F4-3000C15-8GVRB (2x8:16Gigs)
Video Card(s) GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming
Storage 1X Samsung 256 SSD / 2XSeagate 2TB
Display(s) BenQ 32" / 22" FPD2085W
Case Thermaltake Core X31 RGB Edition
Audio Device(s) RealTek HD \Corsair Gaming H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset
Power Supply Rosewill Quark Series 1000W Full Modular Power Supply with LED Indicator
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Logitech G710+
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit \ Windows 10 Pro 64Bit