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possible upgrade from x58 to Z97

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I have the opportunity to pick up an MSI X power Z97 AC for basically free, and would have to purchase a 4770k or a 4790k.
So the total investment would be about $300 with the one extra stick of ram that i would need.

The rig in my signature is what i would be migrating from.

rampage III extreme and a W3680 clocked at 4.5ghz @ 1.34 Ram 2133mhz 9-9-9-24. Puts down about 95 Gflops. I plan on adding a second GTX 780 Hall of Fame for SLI.

Would this be overall a good "upgrade" or would i be essentially doing a side grade??
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Depens what you are going to use your system for because if its for gaming alone you are not making much of an upgrade
On a side note i know someone who is looking for an LGA 1366 board so would you be interested in selling that Rampage III and for how much?
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Depens what you are going to use your system for because if its for gaming alone you are not making much of an upgrade
On a side note i know someone who is looking for an LGA 1366 board so would you be interested in selling that Rampage III and for how much?
Well I would have to go as a package with a Xeon.I have 2: X5670 and an unlocked monster W3680, that can do 4750mhz with 1.425 V's.

For the board and one Xeon, but the board is set up for water cooling only. could be converted back (if i can find the heat sinks.

there are 3 in the us on ebay. the cheapest being $249, no accessories. so $200, plus the xeon at $85
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He has a Core I7 975 Extreme CPU he think might work and all he needs a board to test it with, the old board it was in died and he cant find another LGA 1366 board
He dont need the CPU so i think he is going to pass if he has to buy a CPU as well, there is also the problem of him having to pay 25% VAT on top because you are outside of the EU

Anyway thanks for the offer
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post #5 of 5
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1366 boards are hard to come by. high premium for them when you do
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