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I was hoping that the x58 motherboards get cheaper by now. I am hoping in 5 days the price drops or else i might have to refund the i7-950 that I bought for 200 bucks during the holiday sale at frys. I saw the motherboards for the sandyboards at frys and they are cheaper than the x58. Can you believe it? By the way anyone know if the new sandybridge motherboard fit into the x58 computer cases. I have a Nzxt phantom computer case. I am not sure if the new sandybridge motherboards will fit....
post #2 of 17
LOL.

Yes I'm sure it will fit. It's not x58 computer cases. It's either mATX or ATX boards & mATX or ATX cases. Not sure what the case supports.
post #3 of 17
1. SB is targeted at mainstream market while X58 is aiming at high end. So even tho SB does have good performance against X58 it's still not really replacing the X58
2. it will fit
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most cases support everything except for the larger boards.
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Cases aren't designed for specific sockets. they're designed for motherboard size, whether it by ATX, mATX, E-ATX etc. What are you looking to get out of this motherboard as they're not all really expensive, but I guess not everyone deems the same things expensive.

If you can get a sandy bridge setup for cheaper and it will do exactly what you want it to then go for that option instead. No point spending money on something that's not needed or is overkill.
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Thanks you guys for schooling me =P







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Originally Posted by Crooksy View Post
Cases aren't designed for specific sockets. they're designed for motherboard size, whether it by ATX, mATX, E-ATX etc. What are you looking to get out of this motherboard as they're not all really expensive, but I guess not everyone deems the same things expensive.

If you can get a sandy bridge setup for cheaper and it will do exactly what you want it to then go for that option instead. No point spending money on something that's not needed or is overkill.


I am really thinking about going sandybridge instead of i7-950. The only reason why I eve went i950 was because I thought prices on motherboards will be lower. I was looking to get an asus sabertooth x58 motherboard but it is like 200 bucks. I was hoping the new chips sets would lower the price to aleast 140 bucks, so i can spend the rest on a good power supply.
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Originally Posted by nardox View Post
1. SB is targeted at mainstream market while X58 is aiming at high end. So even tho SB does have good performance against X58 it's still not really replacing the X58
2. it will fit

it will be wise to go SB because what it was high end(x58) now is below mainstream market in terms of price and performance, SB beats them in both categories.
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post #8 of 17
dude, ocn marketplace. You can score a x58 mobo their for like 100$
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Originally Posted by eduardmc View Post
it will be wise to go SB because what it was high end(x58) now is below mainstream market in terms of price and performance, SB beats them in both categories.
I am not a fan of Digital stream Management Restriction........
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your thread title makes my awful engineering grammar look fantastic.
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