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I am Asking That Should i consider buying Onboard Thunderbolt port included Motherboard or should i go for non thunderbolt Motherboards for lesser prices

is it worth it ,

future proofing my machine right ??

What do you guys have to say ?
What you had done if you were in my position ?smile.gif





BTW... I am Upgrading after 8.5 Years

Yeah Still!!
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After 8.5 years..... Sure
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There is not a whole lot of Thunderbolt items out there but they should pick up in the next 2 years. If you are upgrading after 8.5 years then go ahead and grab a motherboard with Thunderbolt on it, just means more features to mess around with.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DeXel View Post

After 8.5 years..... Sure

What he really meant to say is "are you going to keep your computer for 8.5 yrs"

USB3.0 Just came out and has backwards compatibility. The majority of thunderbolt devices (if it takes off) will not really benefit from the increased speed and even if they do the benefit will be close to unnoticeable. Just think about it your PC's media is most likely going to be on a standard drive. Your standard drive doesn't really go faster than 150mb in most case doesn't go faster than 120mb and this is on large files. So if your transferring a bunch of songs to an external media device USB has got you covered. Unless you have all your music on an SSD and the memory inside the other device is capable of over 20MB a second (unlikely) and I may be a complete retard and not be aware that they are stuffing kick ass memory into some of these new devices but AFAIK 30MB/240mbits is still fast for embedded flash media.

So unless you are planning on editing video on a Windows system (laugh) and getting paid to do so (enough to counter the cost of a thunderbolt external drive system). Then I would call it pointless.

I would venture to say that all low performance thunderbolt devices will come with USB converters.
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After 8.5 years..... Sure

No , i am not going to upgrade after 8.5 years , what i meant is that i am upgrading my present machine after a lot of time has passed , from now on i think i should try to upgrade every 4 years(Major) and 2years(Minor)

Now On the Topic:
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There is not a whole lot of Thunderbolt items out there but they should pick up in the next 2 years. If you are upgrading after 8.5 years then go ahead and grab a motherboard with Thunderbolt on it, just means more features to mess around with.
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeXel View Post

After 8.5 years..... Sure

Yes . i was more interested in the
"DAISY CHAIN " Concept , ..... Connecting upto 6 Devices through 1 Thunderbolt Port

Something Even 1 USB 3.0 Cannot Do

Speed is an added advantage here

AFAIK that Cables has limitations of Data Transfer Speeds
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I don't see thunderbolt taking off at all. No matter how hard Apple and Intel push it, USB has been around for such a long time that it's going to be hard to shy away from. All I see is another "Firewire" in the making. Something with great potential that never takes off.

Quote:
Originally Posted by John117 View Post

No , i am not going to upgrade after 8.5 years , what i meant is that i am upgrading my present machine after a lot of time has passed , from now on i think i should try to upgrade every 4 years(Major) and 2years(Minor)

Now On the Topic:

Yes . i was more interested in the
"DAISY CHAIN " Concept , ..... Connecting upto 6 Devices through 1 Thunderbolt Port

Something Even 1 USB 3.0 Cannot Do

Speed is an added advantage here

AFAIK that Cables has limitations of Data Transfer Speeds
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You can daisy chain 127 devices off of one USB port.
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 1/26/13 at 10:18pm
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thunderbolt IS PCI-E over cable, and the truth is USB 3.0 already has many restrictions and we will require higher speeds. TB will take off once prices come down, like USB3.0 devices cost a lot a few years ago. USB 4.0 would be I can run an SSD over USB 3.0 and max out the bus, so yea TB is a viable option for the extreme high-end where desktops are going anyways.

Also 2x TB connectors can also support 4k resolution, even if you don't have $20k to spend on that you can use 4x smaller cheaper displays, ti is pretty cool.
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thunderbolt IS PCI-E over cable, and the truth is USB 3.0 already has many restrictions and we will require higher speeds. TB will take off once prices come down, like USB3.0 devices cost a lot a few years ago. USB 4.0 would be I can run an SSD over USB 3.0 and max out the bus, so yea TB is a viable option for the extreme high-end where desktops are going anyways.

Also 2x TB connectors can also support 4k resolution, even if you don't have $20k to spend on that you can use 4x smaller cheaper displays, ti is pretty cool.

According to you TB is the Future and .... i should buy a w/ TB Motherboard .. ... Right
I am looking at Gigabyte Z77X-UP5-TH Now , so its good to go?

Quote:
Originally Posted by M3T4LM4N222 View Post

I don't see thunderbolt taking off at all. No matter how hard Apple and Intel push it, USB has been around for such a long time that it's going to be hard to shy away from. All I see is another "Firewire" in the making. Something with great potential that never takes off.
You can daisy chain 127 devices off of one USB port.
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Originally Posted by M3T4LM4N222 View Post

I don't see thunderbolt taking off at all. No matter how hard Apple and Intel push it, USB has been around for such a long time that it's going to be hard to shy away from. All I see is another "Firewire" in the making. Something with great potential that never takes off.

So According to You ....... i should Go for a Normal non thunderbolt Z77 Motherboard for lesser price , because its .......... future is bleak !
USB is the Way to go ,So
I should look for Motherboards with high amounts of USB Ports....
Please Suggest 1 Motherboard for me then (Non TB , Many USB,Z77, have Wifi)smile.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by M3T4LM4N222 View Post

You can daisy chain 127 devices off of one USB port.

If i do it ... 127 devices of 1 USB ..... Won't it(The Devices) will face Power Problems ? ............ Unless There's a Power Adapter with the USB hub .
post #9 of 13
i would go with the Gigabyte Z77X-UP5-TH, has wifi, has support IIRC for 12 USB ports, ALC898 audio with headphone amp, quaility VRM's.
in the US it is pretty good value too, well atleast compared to here where i am.

put it this way, you wont have byers remorse lol
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I wouldn't go with any LGA 1155 boards personally, considering LGA 1150 is right around the corner. I also wouldn't spend extra for a board with thunderbolt, but it's all personal preference I suppose.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kjamJm9SxQ
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