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Thinking of ASUS Z87 Pro Build Upgrade: ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming/AURA OR ASUS TUF SABERTOOTH Z170 S???

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey Guys, I was thinking of upgrading certain components from my previous ASUS z87 Pro build.

Should I get ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming/AURA Mobo or the TUF SABERTOOTH Z170 S?? Only thinking of upgrading Mobo & GTX 780 Classy that I currently Have. MOBO & GTX 1080 FTW Links below:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132877 (Choice #1)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIABB74D74109 (Choice #2)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132046 (Current Mobo)


Video Cards:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130943 (Current GPU)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487245 (Choice 1) x2

Any thoughts or suggestions would greatly be appreciated!!

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You will have to get a new cpu as well as the haswell chip will not be able to fit in he skylake board. Ik you have a 4770k, or 4790k it isn't worth the upgrade, and if you have a lower end chip upgrading to one of the one's previously mentioned is a cheaper option that still won't bottleneck a 1080.


 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, potatoproduction said:

unless you are just swimming in money Please dont buy the 1080 yet these prices are ridiculous the msrp is 600$ not $900 (the card you linked)

When I added it to cart it showed as $679 don't know why link showed $879.99

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1 minute ago, islandg@m3r said:

When I added it to cart it showed as $679 don't know why link showed $879.99

Its because new egg sells them for 679$ but i think there out of stock and the only other supplier sell them for 879$

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, SLAYR said:

You will have to get a new cpu as well as the haswell chip will not be able to fit in he skylake board. Ik you have a 4770k, or 4790k it isn't worth the upgrade, and if you have a lower end chip upgrading to one of the one's previously mentioned is a cheaper option that still won't bottleneck a 1080.

Yes I have a 4770k which is still a beast, don't plan on upgrading it any time soon

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, potatoproduction said:

Its because new egg sells them for 679$ but i think there out of stock and the only other supplier sell them for 879$

Sounds about right and yes the 1080 SC was my second choice forgot to link it. =)

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4 minutes ago, islandg@m3r said:

Yes I have a 4770k which is still a beast, don't plan on upgrading it any time soon

The 4770k will not work with a z170 board, they have different sockets.


 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, SLAYR said:

The 4770k will not work with a z170 board, they have different sockets.

that was clarified for me earlier apologies for incorrect MOBO links will correct them shortly.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Also should I upgrade my MOBO that I currently have or leave it?  Not sure if there are Haswell MOBOs out there that may be a good upgrade and have similar color scheme. (Gold, Black & Yellow)

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