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Hey fellas, so I have a simple question here...

This is my current Rig's setup.
OCZ 750Gold+
920 @2.6
12GB ram Vengeance 1600/1.5V (1066) as I cant get anything to work outside of OEM settings.
EVGA GTX450
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R

I want to take advantage of my 920 as I have seen many people do BUT! Question is what MOBO should I buy.

Should I even bother with the 920 or just get a new MOBO/CPU and start from there?

I like Intel and Gigabyte. Any recommendations?

I'm considering moving towards the 2011 socket. Any Suggestions?
post #2 of 14
Personally if you need the performance and have the money I'd wait for Haswell. It looks more promising than Iveybridge.
post #3 of 14
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Have any links you can share? I hace not heard anything about Haswell.
post #4 of 14
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Have any links you can share? I hace not heard anything about Haswell.

Haswell is the upcoming mainstream CPU microarchitecture for Intel, replacing Sandy and Ivy Bridge. Anadtech has a pretty detailed article about what about it is new and/or improved as compared to its predecessors.

Note that many details about Haswell (and its associated Z87-chipset motherboards) are under varying levels of secrecy, but leaks are becoming more and more prevalent as the June 2nd launch date approaches.

Based on your current hardware setup and stated preferences, I'd give a tentative recommendation of the Intel Core i7-4770K (if you want hyperthreading) or i5-4670K (the non-HT variant) and Gigabyte's GA-Z87X-UD3H or -UD5H motherboard.

Obviously no motherboard reviews have been done to date due to NDAs (non-disclosure agreements), but the models listed above should be excellent if they behave anything like their current-gen Z77 predecessors. However come the 2nd, there will be a cavalcade of reviews unlike anything you've seen before (or at least since Ivy Bridge launched)...
Edited by svenge - 5/16/13 at 12:40am
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Wow sounds like I should wait a while. Good thing is I'm in no hurry as of right now. My system is limping along fairly well.

I'll read more about this when I get home.

I will definitely take an i7 as I rather have HT.

One thing I forgot to mention was a budget. I'm trying to stay in the $550-$700 range for now. Maybe when I earn my bonus check I'll have more but for now thats what IM working with.
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Wow sounds like I should wait a while. Good thing is I'm in no hurry as of right now. My system is limping along fairly well.

I'll read more about this when I get home.

I will definitely take an i7 as I rather have HT.

One thing I forgot to mention was a budget. I'm trying to stay in the $550-$700 range for now. Maybe when I earn my bonus check I'll have more but for now thats what IM working with.

if you can wait, then see in august or about a month the see the flood of reviews on haswell chips and mobos are. also your budget is fine to upgrade. if you can push it to $700 you could do the x79 route with a i7-3970k and a pretty decent mobo.
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post #7 of 14
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if you can wait, then see in august or about a month the see the flood of reviews on haswell chips and mobos are. also your budget is fine to upgrade. if you can push it to $700 you could do the x79 route with a i7-3970k and a pretty decent mobo.

Yeah, sounds like a great idea. I might push $700 but I really have other things that will need to be addressed also, like water cooling and a new case lol... so my total budget might need some revisions.
post #8 of 14
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if you can wait, then see in august or about a month the see the flood of reviews on haswell chips and mobos are. also your budget is fine to upgrade. if you can push it to $700 you could do the x79 route with a i7-3970k and a pretty decent mobo.

Yeah, sounds like a great idea. I might push $700 but I really have other things that will need to be addressed also, like water cooling and a new case lol... so my total budget might need some revisions.

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post #9 of 14
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I might be able to get a Full ATF tower and water cooling at a later time but then I need to use the stock heat sink that comes with the processor.
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I might be able to get a Full ATF tower and water cooling at a later time but then I need to use the stock heat sink that comes with the processor.

that is fine to yse the stock cooler if you go the Haswell route. by the looks the i7-4770k will go for about $350 - $400 depending what you read and a decent mobo around $150 ish.. if you went with the x79 you will need to buy a cooler since the CPU doesnt come with one. maybe something like the hyper 212+ which is cheap to get you going or depending what your currenty cooler is you might be able to recycle it but may just need a lga2011 bracket.
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Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
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Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
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Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
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I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
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