Originally Posted by gofasterstripes
Hey! Shizzle, Kana-Maru
Amused to see you here. I got distracted and bought a car, so that's where my free time went.
Still rocking x58, I might find a picture of the machine if I can.
The funny thing is, the reason I spotted your reply is that I am pondering a video card upgrade for the old girl, imma tag you in the old the thread....
Good luck with this question!
Yo man what's up! It's been awhile and tag me for sure. I also had to step away from the enthusiast\IT scene for awhile due to some unfortunate circumstances in life, but I'm back now. Looking at the prices on the X79 and X99 Xeons that have more or less been abused by now, I was thinking about just upgrading my video card as well. However, the Fury X is still doing great with only 4GBs of vRAM @ 4K and 1440p for the games I play. You should check out my X58 gaming review in 2020 + Fury X FineWine. The X58 is STILL viable in 2020 believe it or not. I'll send you a link in PM....Google search works as well, but who wants to do that
I was looking more towards the X79\X99 for the PCIe 3.0 performance more than anything (of course more RAM bandwidth + more cores, better instruction sets and other stuff). I've just about tapped out all of my PCIe performance on my X58 platform. Need more lanes with less latency on the last slot. If not more lanes at least faster lanes + less latency. I'm occupying all of the PCIe slows except the 2nd PCIe-x1 slot (which I'm sure I'll be filling sooner or later). The first two slots are fine though, but even then I'm wondering how well I can run games with a decent video card (Vega 64 - 5700xt - 2070s) once I replace my Fury X.
Overall it's still running fine just trying to see what I want to do next. I wanted to replace the case if I can't get a X79-X99 while I wait for AMD 4000 series and Intel's 10nm before making my next big purchase. Except the cases are lacking a lot of things I need (BAY SLOTS) and the airflow look horrendous on a lot of cases. Especially from the X58 chipset which can get pretty warm with modest overclocks and summer is on the way. So at this point I'd have to get rid of the Delta Fans & Gentle Typhoons (5400 RPM-5200RPM) and nice fan-controller, replacing them with Noctua's fans or something. I don't really care for all of that RGB stuff at all or the premium pricing. I just need something affordable, quiet with good cooling, even on warm days.
Originally Posted by BOBKOC
now look on ALI
HUANANZHI X99 TF & 2678v3
Now those are the prices I'm looking for. Much better. What the heck is that motherboard brand though? I seen it, but mostly ignored it. Is this 2678v3 overclockable? Is their anything better or is this like the lowest price of some of the best high end CPUs (think X5650 - X5660 if you know anything about the X58 platform).