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Want to start a new build - Go with X79 or Z75/77?

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#37 wevsspot


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:11 AM

You will still need an Ivy processor if you want full PCIe 3.0 functionality.


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:13 AM

You will still need an Ivy processor if you want full PCIe 3.0 functionality.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:21 PM

You need IvyBridge to run in PCIE 3,0. Sandybridge runs in PCIE 2.0 in both Z68 Extreme and Z77 motherboards.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:08 PM

For the vast majority of us - and all pc gamers can get enough all round performance out of a Sandy Bridge setup. The quad core i7 2600 & i5 2500 are still the recommended processors. If you can afford, or actually need the extra memory support offered by SB-E, go for it but the wise money says rather go with the Z77 platform.

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