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Good Day,

I currently have a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R mobo in a danger Den Waterbox and i am changing my case and upgrading my system a bit. The new case i am going with is a Corsair Obsidian 800D, you might be thinking that is quite the change. The DDWB was cool at first when i did my system but i have come to the reality that it is not practical for what i want out of and to do with my system and the form factor has to change.

Anyway as i said i have a UD3R and at the moment i have the processor water cooled and have stock air cooling on the mobo and on the Radeon 5850's running in crossfire. The one thing that has always annoyed me is that with the combo of the mobo and the WB being my case i have always had PCI slots blocked and unusable not to mention i had to mod all the power and reset button plugs along with many others as i had to put one card at the bottom of the board and it overlaps with the pins.

With the nice big landscape i will soon have i would like to use it all to my advantage and get a mobo with more PCI slots so things are more spread out and i also would like to eventually water cool the 5850's and board too but no one that i have seen makes blocks for UD3R's another reason i want to change/upgrade.

From a functionality stand point i have nothing but good things to say about the UD3R, it has worked flawlessly for me from the start and has never given me a moments trouble it just not allowing me to go where i would like to be.

With that said can you guys point me into the right direction on where i should go, here is what the guidelines i am trying to stick with

Price $200 to $350 (i can do more if i feel price is justified by board)
PCi slots - At least 4
Has water blocks on the market that fit
Has all the bells and whistles of a UD3R or more

Thanks in advance
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If you upgrade the mobo, you might as well get a new sandy bridge as well. Or, just wait for Ivy.
     
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Originally Posted by claymanhb;14437149 
If you upgrade the mobo, you might as well get a new sandy bridge as well. Or, just wait for Ivy.

I was thinking about that, let me ask you this the sandy bridge/ivy is just a different chipset correct, it will still be 1366 socket B?
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Originally Posted by Indiglo5997;14437631 
I was thinking about that, let me ask you this the sandy bridge/ivy is just a different chipset correct, it will still be 1366 socket B?
No, it's a new socket, LGA 1155.
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Originally Posted by t-ramp;14437637 
No, it's a new socket, LGA 1155.

That's what I was afraid of so now I would have to ditch the trusty i7, is the sandy bridge/ivy setup for the i5's?

Another question I have is this, I was always under the impression that the i7's where the flagship processors and then came the i5's and i3's for smaller lighter duty applications. If I switch to the 1155 socket will I still have the ability to get the same performance?

Is the i5 the same as the i7 just manufactured in a smaller nm wafer form factor?
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The (Sandy Bridge) 2600K is an i7, but I dare say even the i5-2500K would be a step up from your 930. smile.gif

Here's a benchmark comparison.
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Originally Posted by t-ramp;14437857 
The (Sandy Bridge) 2600K is an i7, but I dare say even the i5-2500K would be a step up from your 930. smile.gif

Here's a benchmark comparison.

not a step anyone can actually notice smile.gif I have a i7 930 in a G1 Assassin and i run it over a 2600K in a top of the line Z68X-UD7, or G1 Sniper 2, or my other Z68/P67 boards becuase I notice no difference. I wouldn't upgrade just yet, you might want to wait for a real upgrade, it woudl be called a sidegrade if yu changed.


If you want to stick with GIGABYTE X58 they released new boards:
X58A-OC
G1. Sniper maybe? it has a differen position, plus you get Creative audio onboard and bigfoot NIC and actual 5 fan ports that can be individually controlled. http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0357898


There is also the P6X58D-E which is a good board, I had a premium and it was ok.
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=p6x58d-e&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=6977103899192927603&sa=X&ei=1V44Tq3ZA4bVgQfylYWSAg&ved=0CFQQ8wIwAQ
if you order from microcenter its considerbly cheaper than newegg.
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Originally Posted by Sin0822;14439464 
not a step anyone can actually notice smile.gif I have a i7 930 in a G1 Assassin and i run it over a 2600K in a top of the line Z68X-UD7, or G1 Sniper 2, or my other Z68/P67 boards becuase I notice no difference. I wouldn't upgrade just yet, you might want to wait for a real upgrade, it woudl be called a sidegrade if yu changed.
Correct, but I just wanted him to know the new i5 is just as good as his i7 if he decides to go with Sandy Bridge. No big deal either way - they both would work great. Also, I'll take that 2600K if you don't want it. tongue.gif
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This is all good info to know, so really unless I wait for Ivy there really is not going to be any true upgrades taking place.

I haven't had current setup for that long so being able to reuse some of the stuff on it will be nice.

I have looked into the G1 and thought about going for it but i have wanted to water cool my mobo too but i feel as to take of the sweet looking heat sinks of that board would be sacrilegious.

What are you guys thoughts on the UD7's and UD9's?
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The more I look at the Rampage III the more i am liking it, i find it to be on the pricey side but for the spec and features it has i feel it is a good unit, anyone rocking this board and have any input - pros/cons?

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6077058&CatId=4068
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