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Z97 chipset?
05-17-2014, 05:22 PM,
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Z97 chipset?
Hi folks, first time posting and first build in progress (my brother in law is helping plug everything together). I can not come up with the answer to my question on the internet, so figured I'd stop lurking and post:

Are the new z97 motherboards compatible with current Haswell processors?

I purchased a i5-4670k on amazon for 180 bucks about a month ago (must have been an error, it went back to 220 that night). I have a GTX 770 that I bought a week previous to that and dropped it into my existing HP envy with a new power supply. I want to put all the new stuffs together and buy all the remaining parts tonight, so I'd like to know how to go about. I'd like to futureproof a little so if it is compatible then I'd like to go that way.

Thanks and look forward to learning everything I can from you folks.
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05-17-2014, 09:25 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-18-2014, 12:39 AM by Brandonsr.)
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RE: Z97 chipset?
Short answer Yes.

I haven't really looked in to the z97 boards so i'm not aware of all the features, but I believe it offers a better upgrade path over z87 due to the fact that they will support next gen cpus.
Case: Corsair Carbide Air 540 CPU: i5 3570K Cooler: Water Loop Motherboard: ASrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68
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05-18-2014, 12:28 PM,
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RE: Z97 chipset?
(05-17-2014, 09:25 PM)Brandonsr Wrote: Short answer Yes.

I haven't really looked in to the z97 boards so i'm not aware of all the features, but I believe it offers a better upgrade path over z87 due to the fact that they will support next gen cpus.

That's what I had assumed. Thanks for the answer!
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05-18-2014, 08:30 PM,
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RE: Z97 chipset?
(05-17-2014, 09:25 PM)Brandonsr Wrote: Short answer Yes.

I haven't really looked in to the z97 boards so i'm not aware of all the features, but I believe it offers a better upgrade path over z87 due to the fact that they will support next gen cpus.

That, support for the future more overclocking friendly CPUs (Devil's Canyon) and better support for next gen SSDs with SATA Express.

It's a small incremental upgrade, but it's worth it.
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05-20-2014, 02:35 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-20-2014, 02:38 PM by jbarron87.)
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RE: Z97 chipset?
(05-18-2014, 08:30 PM)MathieuB Wrote:
(05-17-2014, 09:25 PM)Brandonsr Wrote: Short answer Yes.

I haven't really looked in to the z97 boards so i'm not aware of all the features, but I believe it offers a better upgrade path over z87 due to the fact that they will support next gen cpus.

That, support for the future more overclocking friendly CPUs (Devil's Canyon) and better support for next gen SSDs with SATA Express.

It's a small incremental upgrade, but it's worth it.

Awesome! I've been reading your site for the past three years or so, and finally have made the jump. All parts to arrive by thursday (in time for Wildstar!).

So far I did:
Rosewill challenger u3 case
Nvidia 770 GTX
i5-4670k
ASUS Z97-A ATX DDR3 2600 LGA 1150 Motherboard
samsung EVO 840 250g ssd
600w thermaltake powersupply

I planned on pulling the RAM and harddrive from this system that I am replacing:
HP envy h8-1534

Would that work? Or will the stuff not perform to a decent level? I also plan on ordering a Noctua CPU cooler, as I'd like the option to overclock a bit.
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