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My Config

CPU:i5 3570K (Hyper 212X)
Motherboard:Intel DH77KC
Ram: 2*4GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz
SSD/HDD: 250GB 850 Evo(Boot)/3TB Seagate Barracuda(2+1).
GPU: Sapphire Nitro+ RX570 Oced (1480Mhz C.Clock & 2100 Mhz Mem.Clock) Latest Driver 18.10.1 
PSU: Seasonic S12ii-620W 
Chassis: Antec P8
OS: Windows 10 Pro 1803

So as you can see i'm having a motherboard which doesn't support overclocking and i haven't had any luck finding a z77 for cheap price.

Untill now i found a used Intel dz68db mobo for a cheap price.
So what do you guys suggest and if i get the mobo how much performance can i get, will it be compaitable with all my exsisting parts. Or should i wait for a total platform upgrade.

Kindly suggest.
 
Well $30 is not that bad-the pci-e slots being 2.0 won't hurt you as your 570 is nowhere near powerful enough to saturate the bandwidth. Depending on how far you can OC your processor you will notice a difference but once again it is a dated platform and I am unsure if you may run into any BIOS version issues.
 
I personally wouldn't waste the money unless the other mobo is dirt cheap. I am not sure if you will require a bios update to have it being compatible with your i5-being its a used board you'd hope its somewhat up to date.
 

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The price of the used mobo is 25 to 30$,
The difference i saw from the spec sheet of DH77KC and DZ68DB were
PCIE 3.0 vs PCIE 2.0
1600Mhz support vs 1333Mhz memory speed support

So is it feasible or should i upgrade my platform
Thanks
 
Well $30 is not that bad-the pci-e slots being 2.0 won't hurt you as your 570 is nowhere near powerful enough to saturate the bandwidth. Depending on how far you can OC your processor you will notice a difference but once again it is a dated platform and I am unsure if you may run into any BIOS version issues.
 

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It seems Z68 needs a BIOS flash, i have to ask the seller to do a bios flash with his 2nd gen CPU on board before using it on my 3570K.
Ok well, i will try to bargain and do the bios flash.
Another question, flashing the latest bios of the MOBO z68 will support the 3rd gen right.
Release Notes taken from Intel
BIOS Version 0047 - DBZ6810H.86A.0047.2018.0409
About This Release:

  •  Date: April 9, 2018
     ME Firmware: 7.1.60.1193, 8.1.20.1336
     Integrated Graphics Option ROM: Build 2132 PC 14.34
     SATA RAID Option ROM: v 11.6.0.1702
     LAN Option ROM: v1403 PXE 2.1 Build 091
New Fixes/Features:

  •  Updated CPU Microcode (Security Advisory-00088)
     Updated ME8 firmware to version 8.1.20.1336.
     Updated ME7 firmware to version 7.1.60.1193.
     Updated RAID Option ROM to version 11.6.0.1702.
     Updated LAN Option ROM to version 1403 PXE 2.1 Build 091.
Warning:
BIOS version 0040 includes support for future 22nm processors. Due to
structural changes in this BIOS version, once a board has been
converted to this version or later, it will no longer be possible to
downgrade the BIOS to version 0032 or earlier. Attempting a BIOS
downgrade to a previous version may fail – the board BIOS will remain
at its current version.

Thanks.
 

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