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Here is my dilemna, I do definitely plan on going over to intel, but here is the problem, I currently have a 1090t, and am about to rma the mobo. The problem is that the mobo does happen to have a chip on the audio port, so I'm not entirely sure they will accept it, it's an MSI mobo, the one in my sig. I'm getting my financial aid in about a week, and was planning on upgarding to an I7 3820, with an ASUS sabertooth board. Should I wait and see what intel comes out with in the first quarter of 2013 and hope I get a replacement from MSI, or just order the parts I already was thinking about as soon as I get the money. I also plan on SLI 670s if that helps at all, and yes I will be upgrading my monitor at the end of the year.
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Ooohh yeah upgrade now bro. X79 has a long life since it will support the upcoming IB-E CPUs so you can upgrade that quad core with the new 6 core (or eight?).

I would look at other mobo as well. You have a great selection of X79 boards out there (mine included biggrin.gif).

This is kinda old but has good info:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/p9x79-deluxe-g1-assassin2-x79-ud5-extreme9,3086.html
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I really like that sabertooth with x16/x16 for sli, I once sli'ed at x16/x8 and once i went to x16/x16 it was a world of difference. Should I keep the 16 gig of ram? I know it won't hurt, but I owe a pc to my sister and I have almost a complete setup, all I need is a psu and ram, I could buy a decent psu, she will just be doing basic internet and stuff and I could save a few bucks by parting with some of my ram. I really hate to just give away a 1090t, but, gotta do what I gotta do.
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Every X79 has atleast 40 lanes so you'll get x16/x16 with any 2011 mobo.
Sabertooth is good, get it if you want it thumb.gif
You can live with 8GB ram, but its so darn cheap these days....your call.
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Tht is kinda what I was thinking
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Ooohh yeah upgrade now bro. X79 has a long life since it will support the upcoming IB-E CPUs so you can upgrade that quad core with the new 6 core (or eight?).
I would look at other mobo as well. You have a great selection of X79 boards out there (mine included biggrin.gif).
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/p9x79-deluxe-g1-assassin2-x79-ud5-extreme9,3086.html

I like the features your board has, lots of x16 slots, good spacing on them. But I notice a lot of bad reviews on the egg about it. And it's pretty pricey to boot.
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Id wait till haswell comes on the scene next year. just my advice though.
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Any idea of how far off?
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thumb.gif hope this helps
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Hmmm, I was thinking about that 3820. So torn
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