Originally Posted by aliaskary77
my dart hit on the 3570.
jealous of that 4770k/3770k in-store combo deals. wish i could get one.
Z87 worth it ?
I am debating to get the 3770k or 4770k and replace my 2600k. I'd use that 2600k for my office PC. I don't like how long it takes to restart the Asus Z68 deluxe it is on... and the system is not very stable for gaming. (I am exaggerating, but it's not as good as I had hoped.)
I had a $60 gift card and I see there was a $20 rebate too.. so I just got $80 off a Vector SSD. I think it would match up well with a new board. Z87 is growing on me.
My question is do I want to change sockets or not ??? Is LGA1155 enough ? I like that the Z87 has the Intel Lan on it. My Z68 Asus has intel lan too. My server has the LAN NIC from intel installed.
That is worth $25 - so the difference of $$55 is really only $30 to me. I value the Intel Nic over the one in the Z77Asrock Extreme 4.
I want to install a second x8 card in my server so perhaps the 2600k and Asus Deluxe would make sense in that. ???? hmmm.. Now I am confusing myself. (issue is my Asus Deluxe doesn't have a video out port, and I think using a GPU in a server is a waste)
It looks like the Z87 has Intel Lan chip, HDMI in and out (what is the input for ?) - Has support for 2933+ memory (I only have Gskil 2400ghz) and includes 3 PCI express 3.0 x16 slots. (I'd never use 3 cards) Looks like it also has 8 SATA 3 ports (I like that) and a realtek ALC1150 audio versus the ALC898 in the LGA1155 version.
It also ads a display port out and has 6 USB 3.0 ports. Has support for 4 more USB3.0 with headers.
My major hangup with the Haswell was the Z87 board costing more. ($129 versus $159) but perhaps the $30 is worth it on Z87 ?????
Here is my value system:
Asrock Z77 versus Asrock Z87 Extreme 4 (3770k vs 4770k) [Ivy versus Haswell]
Advantages on 87 build:
Intel Lan chip ($20)
8 SATA 3 ports ($10)
HDMI+display port+HDMI input ($10)
3 PCI 3.0 x16 slots ($1 cause I don't need more than 2)
supports 2933+ Memory ($5 cause I only have 2400mhz )
Realtek ALC1150 audio ($5 I prob won't be able to tell difference though)
8 USB 3.0 ($5)
So it appears that the "value" in the Z87 board is there... since it's got enough upgrades and goodies over the Z77 to justify it's higher cost.
What do you guys think ??? Worth jumping to the LGA1150 ????