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H i all,
I currently have a ASUS Sabertooth X58 system I built a few years ago and the only recent upgrade was my case (see current specs), I am thinking of a new build in about 8 months and wanted too know about the newer intel chipsets as I am not very informed on them at this time and too be honest I am kinda confused with all this 1st 2nd and 3rd generation stuff..
I do want too go with another Sabertooth but would like too know which one will work better for me? should I choose the Z77 or the X79 for my next build? I will be transfering my 2 GTX 580's too the new build until the Nvidia 700 series comes out, I will also be going with 2 ssd's and 2 hdd's instead of 4 hdd's in my current setup and the ssd's i have selected will be over 300gig.
so if I can get some suggestions I would be very thankful. smile.gif
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post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by jlhawn View Post

H i all,
I currently have a ASUS Sabertooth X58 system I built a few years ago and the only recent upgrade was my case (see current specs), I am thinking of a new build in about 8 months and wanted too know about the newer intel chipsets as I am not very informed on them at this time and too be honest I am kinda confused with all this 1st 2nd and 3rd generation stuff..
I do want too go with another Sabertooth but would like too know which one will work better for me? should I choose the Z77 or the X79 for my next build? I will be transfering my 2 GTX 580's too the new build until the Nvidia 700 series comes out, I will also be going with 2 ssd's and 2 hdd's instead of 4 hdd's in my current setup and the ssd's i have selected will be over 300gig.
so if I can get some suggestions I would be very thankful. smile.gif

Well, anything we tell you will have changed in 8 months time. I advise you hold off on the research smile.gif
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Well, anything we tell you will have changed in 8 months time. I advise you hold off on the research smile.gif

well I never buy the newest products when they come out due too new design bugs, just like my current chipset I bought when the newer ones were already out.
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post #4 of 14
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well I never buy the newest products when they come out due too new design bugs, just like my current chipset I bought when the newer ones were already out.

Well are you looking for big budget (socket 2011) or consumer high end (socket 1155)?
The deciding factor is budget really.
post #5 of 14
You are being a bit pessimistic here. Z77 had no major launch problems if problems at all. P67 had problems with SATA ports, but that's the first chipset with major bugs in so many years I can remember.

No reason to get an old tech. Haswell is definitely going to be out in 8 months. In fact, it will be out for like 3 months at that point. That is enough time to figure out bad boards, and fix all bugs.
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Well are you looking for big budget (socket 2011) or consumer high end (socket 1155)?
The deciding factor is budget really.

well the cost of the X79 is way more then the Z77 in Sabertooth models anyway, but is the 2011 that much better? I see you can have more ram on the X79 but I don't need that much ram anyway.
my main program I run needs about 75% of my current 24gigs when running at full capacity so the max 32gig in the Z77 would be fine. the rest of the time my computer is for first person shooter or racing games.
also I do need a 6 core i7.
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by jlhawn View Post

well the cost of the X79 is way more then the Z77 in Sabertooth models anyway, but is the 2011 that much better? I see you can have more ram on the X79 but I don't need that much ram anyway.
my main program I run needs about 75% of my current 24gigs when running at full capacity so the max 32gig in the Z77 would be fine. the rest of the time my computer is for first person shooter or racing games.
also I do need a 6 core i7.
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6 cores are only available on X79.
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6 cores are only available on X79.

Rats!! looks like X79 then unless this new Haswell will offer it.
the Sabertooth X79 is more money then the Z77
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post #9 of 14
Your current X58 system can be upgraded to a six core CPU.

You say you need one, so swap your's out.

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post #10 of 14
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Your current X58 system can be upgraded to a six core CPU.
You say you need one, so swap your's out.
dunx

see my specs, my current cpu is a i7 970 6 core, what i meant is my next build i would also like a 6 core:thumb:
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