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Advice for Motherboard+CPU+RAM
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Sarex
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Videocard: Asus GTX560Ti 1GB
Processor: Q6600
Mainboard: Asus P5K
Memory: 4GB DDR2
Soundcard: 2.1 Altec Lansing VS4121
PSU: SEASONIC SS-660KM X-660
Default Advice for Motherboard+CPU+RAM - 08-06-2013, 14:51 | posts: 38

Ok, so here is my dilemma, a few months ago I decided to go for Intel 4670k and Asus Z87-Pro, + 8gb of some 50 euro ram. But when I found out that the new ivy e 4820k is going to be cheaper then the 4770k intel and it was soldered, I changed my mind. The problem is my budget is 500 euros, and I would need to skimp on the motherboard. Here are some motherboard I'm thinking about:

GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD3 (180 euros)
GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 (180 euros)
ASROCK X79 Extreme3 (180 euros)
EVGA X79 SLI (185 euros)
ASUS P9X79 (215 euros)

So any advice? Is it a bad idea to go for one of these mother boards?
   
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weasel
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Videocard: 2xEvga GTX760acx & GTX770
Processor: 3930K@4.4 & 2600K@4.5
Mainboard: Gigabyte UP4&P8P67dlx B3
Memory: Gskill2133&Corsair1600
Soundcard: Asus D2X&Roccat Kave
PSU: HX850&TX650v2
Default 08-06-2013, 15:42 | posts: 257 | Location: Belgium

Have a Gigabyte UP4.Before i had a P9X79Pro but nothing but problems on the asus.So i just had bad luck,the UP4 i bought runs like a charm and even oc's well ,its up to you wich one to take.And about the UP4 there are not much reviews about it.But i consider it a descent board with the latest beta bios.

ps i must admit 180€ for the up4 is one hell of a bargain.
   
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StewieTech
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Videocard: MSI HD 7770
Processor: i5 3570k
Mainboard: Asus P8P67 LE
Memory: Kingston 8GB
Soundcard: Asus Xonar DG
PSU: OCZ ZT 550W
Default 08-06-2013, 15:50 | posts: 1,110 | Location: Portugal

They´re all good boards, but if it was me i would be inclined to choose between the UP4 and the asus. Take a good look at specs from both, see if one offer something worth it over the other, and then pick any of the two; i must agree that the UP4 is going strong at 180€.^
   
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Videocard: Asus GTX560Ti 1GB
Processor: Q6600
Mainboard: Asus P5K
Memory: 4GB DDR2
Soundcard: 2.1 Altec Lansing VS4121
PSU: SEASONIC SS-660KM X-660
Default 08-06-2013, 19:55 | posts: 38

Thanks for the advice.

What do you guys think on the comparison between the 4820k and 4770k? Am I right in thinking the ivy-e is better. I know that it's not yet out, but from what we know now the ivy-e bridge is soldered, doesn't have the graphics unit and it has more l3 cache, but the haswell is the newer architecture has the integrated usb 3, more sata controllers.
   
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