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New mobo

By Sucoi
Apr 18, 2012
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  1. Hi i want to buy a new pc, im a hardcore gamer, i dont make overclock but i pretend to do it in the future. I chose a i7 3820 but i cant chose the new mobo. I dont know if i pick the saberthooth x79 or the rampage 4 formula.Thx for ur help
  2. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 887   +171



    They both look like great boards. To me the Rampage looks like the better board in terms of features. Although the sabertooth does offer a lower price. It all comes down to how much you want to spend. If you don't mind the bump in price I would go for the rampage. If price is of concern and you do not mind for the extra bells and whistles like quad SLI/CFX W/ latest generation PCIe then go for the sabertooth.

    I did notice the Sabertooth did offer some cool features regarding cooling. That personally would be a plus in my book.

    Wait to see what everyone else says. I would also check out the reviews from the customers. They both earned 4eggs at Newegg. See what people liked and disliked and make a choice.
  3. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Posts: 808   +51

    I'd rather wait a few months for Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0 to go fully mainstream, then ponder my options. In either case, Sabertooth sounds promising.
    Simplest way is: Know thy needs, Know thy budget, Read the reviews.
  4. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 887   +171

    You should check out one of the recent reviews of the new 7 series boards.
    Here is the link http://www.techspot.com/guides/519-intel-z77-panther-point-chipset/

    It has great information regarding the boards as they are now and future. Such as native support for usb 3.0. Hope this helps you with your decision a bit.

    I also want to reinforce Marnomancer's point. It never hurts to wait and see how things unfold. You might even see a drop in prices eventually. Especially on the higher end 6 series boards. Which all you would need to do is a bios update to support ivy bridge processors.
  5. Sucoi

    Sucoi Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 37

    But if i buy a 7 series board it will suport the i7 3820? Cause ive already bought it the cpu.
  6. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 887   +171

    Yes, the 7Series boards support the new ivy bridge processors.
  7. Sucoi

    Sucoi Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 37

    I`ll probably wait then thx for u help, and a u guys recomend any cpu fan? thx again
  8. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 887   +171


    Whats your budget? There are alot of good options on the market for aftermarket CPU cooling.
    If your on a tight budget the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO is popular and efficient.
    If money isn't really a issue, I personally use the Corsair H80 and it works very well.

    EDIT: If you are not going for any high OC's and just want something better then the lousy stock fan. I really recommend grabbing the Hyper 212 EVO. Its cheap and it doesn't sound like a airplane is in your case.
  9. Sucoi

    Sucoi Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 37

    Thx buddy u guys help me alot
  10. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Whoa wait a minute... an i7 3820 is SB-E not compatible with a Z77 motherboard. The OP correctly mentioned that he needs an X79 mobo and there seems to be some confusion in the posts after that.

    And the X79 boards do not support Ivy Bridge.
  11. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 887   +171

    Ohhh wow that was my hiccup, not paying attention to what I was reading. Although, I have read that the upcoming Ivy Bridge-E cpu's will be compatible with the new X79 boards. So my statement wasn't entirely incorrect. I have no idea why I though the individual was talking about a Ivy bridge CPU in my first post. I think i will refrain from posting for while and just spectate :p
     
  12. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Heh it's probably because of Intel's messed up numbering since the Bloomfield/Lynnfield days. All i7's should be socket 2011 (SB-E, IB-E) and i3/i5's should be socket 1155 (SB, IB) but that's probably too sensible :)


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