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I honestly wouldn't recommend anyone going to X99 from X79. It would be a LOT of money for slightly better performance (scrap all memory also to buy DDR4)... unless you really "NEED" 8 cores (X79 does have the E5-1680 unlocked 8 core also) it will probably disappoint. There's also been a lot of problems with many X99 boards from locking up, burning up, etc.. hearing some nasty problems with burning.

It's hard to beat a RIVBE (could arguably be a downgrade) at least until we see RVBE wink.gif

If I didn't already have blocks on my board I'd be jumping at that biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Laithan View Post

I honestly wouldn't recommend anyone going to X99 from X79. It would be a LOT of money for slightly better performance (scrap all memory also to buy DDR4)... unless you really "NEED" 8 cores (X79 does have the E5-1680 unlocked 8 core also) it will probably disappoint. There's also been a lot of problems with many X99 boards from locking up, burning up, etc.. hearing some nasty problems with burning.

It's hard to beat a RIVBE (could arguably be a downgrade) at least until we see RVBE wink.gif

If I didn't already have blocks on my board I'd be jumping at that biggrin.gif
There is no RVBE, but since it's 10th anniversary of ROG, it's the R5E10
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/ROG-RAMPAGE-V-EDITION-10/

Oh and X99 is now up to 10 cores, if ya didn't know. tongue.gif
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double post, sry.
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Originally Posted by Laithan View Post

I honestly wouldn't recommend anyone going to X99 from X79. It would be a LOT of money for slightly better performance (scrap all memory also to buy DDR4)... unless you really "NEED" 8 cores (X79 does have the E5-1680 unlocked 8 core also) it will probably disappoint. There's also been a lot of problems with many X99 boards from locking up, burning up, etc.. hearing some nasty problems with burning.

It's hard to beat a RIVBE (could arguably be a downgrade) at least until we see RVBE wink.gif

If I didn't already have blocks on my board I'd be jumping at that biggrin.gif

What @Kimir said plus DDR4 RAM in not that expensive as I have seen it cheaper than DDR3 a few times in the past few months. Here is 32GB of Trident Z 3200mhz RAM for $170. Not cheap but not really that much more expensive than DDR3.
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Yeah, but for a better setup, you might want the cas14 one. What's really expensive is the god damn CPU.
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What @Kimir said plus DDR4 RAM in not that expensive as I have seen it cheaper than DDR3 a few times in the past few months. Here is 32GB of Trident Z 3200mhz RAM for $170. Not cheap but not really that much more expensive than DDR3.

Agreed, but what I meant was that you can't JUST upgrade the CPU/MB you ALSO have to buy all new memory frown.gif

For maybe a couple fps?

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Agreed, but what I meant was that you can't JUST upgrade the CPU/MB you ALSO have to buy all new memory frown.gif

For maybe a couple fps?

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Even then it is arguable TBH. The only real reason to upgrade is for more features and being more recent tech.....
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Definitely not worth it if it's for gaming.
If you do some solidworks/catia/inventor or maya/3dsmax then it could be of use. Or if you want to crush some cpu score on the bot. tongue.gif
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I would echo Laithan.  Not really worth "upgrading" to X99 if you're already rocking a SB-e or IB-e & RIVBE.  The only solid advantage would be DDR4, but even that really isn't, as far as I can tell, much of an advantage if you have high end low-latency DDR3 (which, let's face it, if you're rocking a RIVBE you're probably rocking Corsair Platinum DDR3).  If your RIVBE build is still working smoothly, I'd say there's really no reason to update it until at least Skylake-X next year (depending on what exactly that turns out to be!).

 

Personally, I'm wondering if there's ANY reason to upgrade anything in my build other than the GPUs for the next 3+ years?  I'm leaning towards NO.  A few extra SATA6 slots would be nice, as would USB3/USB-C, but honestly I don't really *need* either one.

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I would echo Laithan.  Not really worth "upgrading" to X99 if you're already rocking a SB-e or IB-e & RIVBE.  The only solid advantage would be DDR4, but even that really isn't, as far as I can tell, much of an advantage if you have high end low-latency DDR3 (which, let's face it, if you're rocking a RIVBE you're probably rocking Corsair Platinum DDR3).  If your RIVBE build is still working smoothly, I'd say there's really no reason to update it until at least Skylake-X next year (depending on what exactly that turns out to be!).

Personally, I'm wondering if there's ANY reason to upgrade anything in my build other than the GPUs for the next 3+ years?  I'm leaning towards NO.  A few extra SATA6 slots would be nice, as would USB3/USB-C, but honestly I don't really *need* either one.
Actually I am rocking 32gb of G.Skill Trident X 2133mhz which basically has the same specs as the Corsair.
I have been thinking of upgrading my CPU because I have a sub par 4930k with a max OC of 4.3 ghz (there are a few discussions on this very thread about this chip). I have been running it day and night at 4.3 ghz with no issues but it will not run for more than 5 mins or so under any circumstances at 4.4ghz. Well TBH it is currently at stock speeds because I had to F5 it and have not gone in and set my OC back yet. I have not noticed any difference in performance yet though so no biggie for now.

I believe my RIVBE is starting to go because so far I have at least one confirmed dead onboard fan controller and possibly a second one has died. Between that and the max OC for my chip I am thinking of going X99 because spending more than a couple hundred on this old socket does not seem worth it.

Note that I have an RMA for this board but I have to send it in for their techs to look at it with no temps replacement boards because they have none in stock and will not be getting any more.
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