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Hi all,

Still got this board in the box new from 5 years ago with i7-3960X. Is it worth the time to put it all together for normal desktop use with multi displays? Been out of the loop for 5 years and try to browse for information about this board with very little information available. Thanks.

 

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Ofcourse it's worth it. x79 is still pretty quick. I have two x79 set ups, 1680 v2 and 1660 v2, on Asus boards.
 
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What is 1680 v2? Forgive me it's been 5 years out of loop.
Unlocked 8 core 16 thread x79 cpu with 25mb L3 cache.
 

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At this point better off the sell them and get something new.
 

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At this point better off the sell them and get something new.
Could you please elaborate? I got all the water blocks and everything for this board just got no time to put it together 5 years ago.

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What is 1680 v2? Forgive me it's been 5 years out of loop.
Unlocked 8 core 16 thread x79 cpu with 25mb L3 cache.
Got it. Thanks
 

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Could you please elaborate? I got all the water blocks and everything for this board just got no time to put it together 5 years ago.

Got it. Thanks
You could probably sell it all and have enough to buy a 8700K system. SB-E is by no means slow and will serve you good but its 5 years old platform now.
 
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Normal desktop use with multiple displays? Sure. The hardware's on the dated side, but it's by no means slow. That board, with 4 PCI-E x16 slots, means you can easily drop multiple GPUs into it for monitors and stuff.

A modern Ryzen 1600X/1700 or an Intel 8700K system is still going to flatten it in terms of sheer CPU power though.
 
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Normal desktop use with multiple displays? Sure. The hardware's on the dated side, but it's by no means slow. That board, with 4 PCI-E x16 slots, means you can easily drop multiple GPUs into it for monitors and stuff.

A modern Ryzen 1600X/1700 or an Intel 8700K system is still going to flatten it in terms of sheer CPU power though.
He can still get good money for X79 and an EE CPU.
 

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Could you please elaborate? I got all the water blocks and everything for this board just got no time to put it together 5 years ago.

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You could probably sell it all and have enough to buy a 8700K system. SB-E is by no means slow and will serve you good but its 5 years old platform now.
I am worried about the motherboard GA-X79-UD7. Last time I checked it got problem. Got 2 of them, 1 is free from the dealer.
 
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