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Should I upgrade to a new MB? I do not have any devices that use SATA 6gb or USB 3.0 but I wonder if I will in the future?
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post #2 of 7
If you need a SATA 6Gb/s connection or USB 3.0 you can add them via PCI-e card, you don't need to change motherboard. When you have such devices just buy a pci-e card.
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Originally Posted by matroska View Post
If you need a SATA 6Gb/s connection or USB 3.0 you can add them via PCI-e card, you don't need to change motherboard. When you have such devices just buy a pci-e card.
Is their any other cards besides the Asus one? I have heard it does work very well?
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post #4 of 7
Wait for them to fix the SB MBs.
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That is a nice mobo and I wouldnt upgrade just yet just because of SATA and USB 3. An add on card will just be more drivers and resources taken up. More heat due to lack of airflow around the add on card, and from the card(however miniscule it might be). I would just wait until it becomes mainstream and you definitely need it.
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post #6 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by i7Stealth1366 View Post
Should I upgrade to a new MB? I do not have any devices that use SATA 6gb or USB 3.0 but I wonder if I will in the future?
Unless you're using high-capacity mass storage and moving large amounts of data, there's isn't much point in USB3...and unless you're using a NICE SSD, there isn't much point in SATA 6.0 either.
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post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by i7Stealth1366 View Post
Should I upgrade to a new MB? I do not have any devices that use SATA 6gb or USB 3.0 but I wonder if I will in the future?
If you do not want to upgrade, you can do some reseach on this to see if you'll be satisfied with this...HighPoint Rocket 620 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Low Profile Ready SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
Unless you're using high-capacity mass storage and moving large amounts of data, there's isn't much point in USB3...and unless you're using a NICE SSD, there isn't much point in SATA 6.0 either.
Makes a lot of sense to me
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