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X58 mobo just died, upgrade or not?

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My rig is now around 2.5 years old with my i7 920 D0 that has been OCed to 3.8 Ghz the whole time. I wasn't planning on upgrading until haswell or maybe X79, but even a good used X58 mobo is going to be around $150. The 920 has held up very well, but is just barely starting to show its age in cpu intense games like SC2 or BF3. For the money, it seems like I might be better off selling my 920 and spending just a bit more for a Z77+3570K or waiting a week or so for piledriver to launch. My concern with the 3570K is lack of hyperthreading because my system's main stress is gaming, but I tend to have 20 chrome tabs open, multiple voice chat programs, monitoring progs, etc.

So my options seem to be:
Buy used X58 mobo and wait to upgrade ~$150
Sell 920(~$100) for Z77+3570K ~$250
Sell 920 for AM3+ and piledriver ~$250

Either of those combos appear to be around double the benchmark performance of my 920. I guess I feel stupid spending money to maintain an older setup.
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post #2 of 8
Buy used X58 mobo and wait to upgrade ~$150 NO
Sell 920(~$100) for Z77+3570K ~$250 YES
Sell 920 for AM3+ and piledriver ~$250 NO
post #3 of 8
Pickup a nice z77 extreme 4 and 3570K to hold you over till haswell. Do not buy another x58 mobo
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post #4 of 8
imo..sell gear you have (that you can't reuse)
get p67 mobo + 2500K biggrin.gif
hang in there til haswell
cheap used p67 mobos here:http://www.geeks.com/products_sc.asp?cat=1263
they work..I've had a few biggrin.gif
 
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RMA an option? All asus boards have a 3 year warranty, try that fist, but good luck as their RMA department is hit or miss.
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Originally Posted by XAslanX View Post

RMA an option? All asus boards have a 3 year warranty, try that fist, but good luck as their RMA department is hit or miss.

I agree try to rma your board and you might even be able to get them to fix it for cheap like 50-75 if its out of warranty, if you cant do that probly best would be to get a used p67 and 2500/2600k for cheap.
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post #7 of 8
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I might try to RMA, but there is one spot on the front near the cpu cooler mount where the PCB is scratched very slightly and the copper exposed. There is another very tiny solder point on the back that is broken off. If I send it in and they claim it is physically damaged, will they just refuse to honor the warranty and charge me for shipping?
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post #8 of 8
Try to RMA as you may not see any difference in real world application going from X58 to Z77. Ivy is all new and all but it's not like your 920 is a turtle or anything. If you can't i say AMD route is a no go, just pick up a used SB if you plan on getting a low power Haswell otherwise just sell all your stuff and get a X79. You won't regret it, just like you didn't regret your X58.
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