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Switching cases, time to get a new board or keep the old?

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Ok, I just ran out and snagged one of those monstrosities of a RocketFish case to replace my raidmax smilodon. I am also planning on ordering a Tuniq 120 for cooling and I really don't want to take my board out any more than needed. I have the mobo in my sig, Asus P5B-E and it's been great. Very stable board capeable of relatively high FSB. Would it be at all worth it for me to switch over to a P35 board? I've thought about getting a X38 and trying to sell off my 8800GTS and go crossfire, but I'm really not sure if I'm ready to plunk down 250 beans on a motherboard then 300 on cards. Any advice would be appreciated.
    
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I support your idea, unfortunately I don't have any real input on Intel stuff atm but my computer died and I bought a rocketfish case too. And i just purchased an e8400 and a new motherboard.

Just wait someone will clue you in.
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To be honest if it's working for you and you're happy then stick with what you have.

If you continually find yourself wanting to do something that your board doesn't allow or wish you had more functionality or push things futher then perhaps you should consider an upgrade.

I tend to go with what I have and if I find myself drooling over something new for a week I know it's time to pick it up.
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Asus P5B is still a pretty good P965 board so stay where you are as lon as the rig is stable.
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Asus P5B is still a pretty good P965 board so stay where you are as lon as the rig is stable.

Thanks man, can always count on you for sound advice. +rep
    
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