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Hey guys

I'm in the process possibly of upgrading my current system from my Asrock Extreme3 X58 (bad board i know) and I7-950 to a I7 3770k and Asus Gene IV Z77.

At the moment im having issues with the Extreme3 X58 board too many to even list mostly sound and networking related.

I am fairly keen for a new build, but some opinions on upgrading to Ivy Bride or holding out untill Haswell would be great.

Post Away.

Also the system is for sale and have people willing to buy... i dont think ill get this much for it when haswell is released.

Cheers. smile.gif

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Ivy bridge is not worth am upgrade. Wait for Haswell or Broadwell which I believe come out next year or in two years. You are best off getting a good quality x58 to hold you over. X58 is still top of the line and can compete with sb/ib.

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Fix your networking issues, I have no idea how, possible network card or adapters and such? No idea.

But DO NOT upgrade to IVY. Great cpu no doubt, but its only 20% of an improvement clock for clock, and will clock possibly .4 - .6 ghz higher. Not worth the cost.

Haswell will be far superior if Intel does not cop out on us, considering this is an arch revision, meaning higher IPC, something of utmost importance. That an IVY is premature now, the stepping change may not affect the high temps (transistor density) and may have no affect at all like SB had no revisions, but meh either way wait for Haswell.

It will be like Conroe and Peyrn and the like, moving from C2Q to i7 first gen was HUGE, and that was an IPC improvement, not a die size reduction.
     
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Stick with ya 950 mate. If it's gaming you're doing and have the money burning a hole, grab a 680. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Bonn93 View Post

Hey guys
I'm in the process possibly of upgrading my current system from my Asrock Extreme3 X58 (bad board i know) and I7-950 to a I7 3770k and Asus Gene IV Z77.
At the moment im having issues with the Extreme3 X58 board too many to even list mostly sound and networking related.
I am fairly keen for a new build, but some opinions on upgrading to Ivy Bride or holding out untill Haswell would be great.
Post Away.
Also the system is for sale and have people willing to buy... i dont think ill get this much for it when haswell is released.
Cheers. smile.gif
I7-950, Asrock X58 Extreme3, 6GB Corsair Dominator GT, Antec 1000 Quattro, 1x EVGA GTX 460 EE 1x Busted EVGA GTX 460 EE (RMA in progress - 3rd one), 2x Samsung Spinpoint 1TB, Corsair Force 80GB SSD, CoolerMaster V8 cooler.

I had that once. But it was the ASUS software (and also their LAN driver) that gave conflicts with the (windows?) driver. So I uninstalled the ASUS software and the problem was solved.

Maybe you use also such a kind of software???

OT: You should keep your current rig! Should be fine if working properly...
   
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Resolve the networking problems and do not upgrade until haswell.

Done.

Save money now, invest in some half way decent tech stocks, pray the market goes up and Apple does not blunder.

Take out your money 1.25 years from now

Use it for a whole system upgrade. Add some WC, a better monitor, better gpus, a decent keyboard
     
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Originally Posted by Bonn93

Hey guys
I'm in the process possibly of upgrading my current system from my Asrock Extreme3 X58 (bad board i know) and I7-950 to a I7 3770k and Asus Gene IV Z77.
At the moment im having issues with the Extreme3 X58 board too many to even list mostly sound and networking related.
I am fairly keen for a new build, but some opinions on upgrading to Ivy Bride or holding out untill Haswell would be great.
Post Away.
Also the system is for sale and have people willing to buy... i dont think ill get this much for it when haswell is released.
Cheers.
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I had that once. But it was the ASUS software (and also their LAN driver) that gave conflicts with the (windows?) driver. So I uninstalled the ASUS software and the problem was solved.

Maybe you use also such a kind of software???

OT: You should keep your current rig! Should be fine if working properly...

Yes the networking issue is with the onboard LAN and conflicting with windows, crap LAN card and crap drivers. I have learnt my lesson and will buy a quality motherboard for the next one.


You guys have convinced me to wait till Haswell, if it gets bad enough ill try get another X58 board to last. Will plan now for Haswell CPU, Nvidia Maxwell GPU ( 700X? ) and hopefully some new corsair case revisions.

Thanks guys smile.gif
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You can get some really good deals on x58 boards over on the OCN marketplace. I got my 3x classified for about $200 for example. Also, just to let you know, Maxwell will be a long ways out, and I don't think it will be a whole lot better because it will use the same die size as the current generation.

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I'm going from how the 400/500 series were launched. Bought my 460's, about a year later 560 TI released. Bummed. So even if it isnt a Maxwell a 700 series in my mind is a possability.
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You can get some really good deals on x58 boards over on the OCN marketplace. I got my 3x classified for about $200 for example. Also, just to let you know, Maxwell will be a long ways out, and I don't think it will be a whole lot better because it will use the same die size as the current generation.
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Maybe compute won't change at all either since it is Geforce, but calculations will increase a lot, and TDP will drop, upping OC limits hopefully

aka performance will be impressive.
Edited by Spykerv - 5/3/12 at 6:08pm
     
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i7 6800k Evga Micro2 Evga GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid Corsair Dominator 32GB 3200mhz (one of the stup... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 750 800gb Samsung 950 Pro 256gb with AngelWing PX1 PCIE h... Lol Corsair H80i v2 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Home 64bit CentOS 7 (in VM) Dell u2311h Dell u2311h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Leopold FC660C Silverstone 700 sfx-l Platinum thing Silverstone FT03B Logitech MX Master 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Oppo HA2 Sony XBA Z5 Blue Yeti Microphone Asus USB-AC68 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 860 asus p7p55d-e pro EVGA gtx 460 Gskill ripjaws CL9 4gb 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black Zalman CNPS10x Performa Windows 7 Ultimate OEM Samsung 223BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft ergonomics 7000 Corsair 750tx AZZA Solano 1000 Some thing 
Mouse PadAudio
some generic thing Creative Sound Blaster Arena 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6800k Evga Micro2 Evga GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid Corsair Dominator 32GB 3200mhz (one of the stup... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 750 800gb Samsung 950 Pro 256gb with AngelWing PX1 PCIE h... Lol Corsair H80i v2 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Home 64bit CentOS 7 (in VM) Dell u2311h Dell u2311h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Leopold FC660C Silverstone 700 sfx-l Platinum thing Silverstone FT03B Logitech MX Master 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Oppo HA2 Sony XBA Z5 Blue Yeti Microphone Asus USB-AC68 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 860 asus p7p55d-e pro EVGA gtx 460 Gskill ripjaws CL9 4gb 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black Zalman CNPS10x Performa Windows 7 Ultimate OEM Samsung 223BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft ergonomics 7000 Corsair 750tx AZZA Solano 1000 Some thing 
Mouse PadAudio
some generic thing Creative Sound Blaster Arena 
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