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post #11 of 18
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Yea but now I saw the red. It matches up with the case I'm going to buy for it. The 600T SE.
I would have bought that one too but I didn't want to spend that much being so close to Ivy Bridge release. It's a great MB, I'm sure you will be very happy with it.
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I would have bought that one too but I didn't want to spend that much being so close to Ivy Bridge release. It's a great MB, I'm sure you will be very happy with it.
Isn't IB backwards compatible?
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post #13 of 18
I thought it was with the new bios release from ASUS - I could be wrong - wouldn't be the first time!
   
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post #14 of 18
IB will be socket 2011 and hopefully out within the next 6 months. I may even wait for the 10 core / 20 thread version if they don't cost more than my car.
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IB will be socket 2011 and hopefully out within the next 6 months. I may even wait for the 10 core / 20 thread version if they don't cost more than my car.
IB is socket 1155 and it is backwards compatible with SB. SB-E is socket 2011 and it will be out on Nov 15th IIRC. Or maybe Nov 15th is when the NDA is lifted, I forget.
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post #16 of 18
You're right, my bad! I guess if you have the right board anyway.

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On motherboards with a pair of BIOS chips, it should be possible to perform the UEFI upgrade by first flashing the secondary BIOS chip and then the primary one. That said, this would be up to the specific motherboard manufacturer to enable this process for the end users and even in this case, we're not certain if it'll work with all motherboards.
Source: http://vr-zone.com/articles/the-upgr...efi/13513.html
post #17 of 18
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So should I wait for SB-e? because I have around a 800-1000 budget for just the mobo and CPU since I have everything else.
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post #18 of 18
I am debating the same thing as you. AS we saw with Bulldozer, the newest is not always the best. I was hoping that we would see 5.0ghz stock CPUs by now, but they seem to of stopped them cold in their tracks at around 3.8ghz stock.

I really want the Maximus Extreme though.

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So should I wait for SB-e? because I have around a 800-1000 budget for just the mobo and CPU since I have everything else.
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