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Z77 motherboard pricing?

Dec 19, 2011
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Stockton, CA
Wondering what should I expect. Will it be similar to Z68?

My cousin is building a PC pretty soon. He will be doing video editing on it so I feel he will benefit from HyperThreading.

Considering Ivy Bridge is just around the corner and pricing is similar, obviously we would be better off waiting. This also gives him time to save up more monies.

I did find a BNIB 2600K for $250 locally on Craigslist, but when I mentioned how Ivy Bridge will be slightly better, his response "No I want the new shit!".

So what you guys think, $250 2600K + GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3, or 3770K + Z77 board?

GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI S...

I'd rather save him ~$100 and put that into a good GPU...


My name is Dave
Apr 10, 2006
16,546 (3.88/day)
Parkland County, Alberta
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Processor Intel i7-6700K (ES)
Motherboard MSI Aegis TI
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Memory 16 GB Kingston HyperX 2133 MHz C13
Video Card(s) 2x MSI GAMING GTX 980
Storage 2x Intel 600P
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3770K + Z77, IMHO. Not sure on board pricing yet.
Jan 13, 2006
1,497 (0.34/day)
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
System Name Bones Beast
Processor Intel Core i7 4770k@4.5ghz
Motherboard ASROCK Extreme 3 Z87
Cooling Corsair H100 4x120mm fans!
Memory 2x4gigs Corsair Vengance 2400mhz
Video Card(s) XFX R9 290 @1151/1350/Corsair H55
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I have that board and love it, my 2500k will do 5.0ghz, leave it at 4.9 for games!
Apr 8, 2009
2,998 (0.95/day)
System Name The wifes worst enemy
Processor i5-6600k
Motherboard gigabyte G1 gaming Z170X 6
Cooling water
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Display(s) 27 inch samsung @ 1080p but capable of much more ;)
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Power Supply EVGA GQ1000W MODULAR
Mouse generic for now
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the 3770k looks interesting, I personally may hold back on 22nm until it is run through the cycles a bit. but if he doesnt want sb, then IB is the only way to go.