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Z87 or X99

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May 18, 2013 11:40:06 AM

Ready for a new tower build. $2500-$3000 range. Current system very old. Going to use my Dell 30" monitor. Never going to have more than 2 video cards & 16G of ram. I don't really see a need for anything more for gaming on a single monitor. Going to stay with air cooling. I usually wait 3 years between builds. Will a Z87 MB be fine or should I wait for the X99? I'd like to play BF4 on ultra with no problems. Start with one video card and add another maybe 6-12 months from now. This will only be used for gaming. Just want to make sure I can get a few years out of it

Also, when will the x99 be out? I'm playing on an Asus W90vp laptop so any upgrade will be a big jump for me.

Brian

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May 18, 2013 1:17:57 PM

Go with Z87
There is no word on the platform upgrade for the LGA 2011 socket, still waiting on new CPU's for that platform
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May 18, 2013 1:33:52 PM

bri5150 said:
Ready for a new tower build. $2500-$3000 range. Current system very old. Going to use my Dell 30" monitor. Never going to have more than 2 video cards & 16G of ram. I don't really see a need for anything more for gaming on a single monitor. Going to stay with air cooling. I usually wait 3 years between builds. Will a Z87 MB be fine or should I wait for the X99? I'd like to play BF4 on ultra with no problems. Start with one video card and add another maybe 6-12 months from now. This will only be used for gaming. Just want to make sure I can get a few years out of it

Also, when will the x99 be out? I'm playing on an Asus W90vp laptop so any upgrade will be a big jump for me.

Brian


If you're just going to stay on one screen with air cooling, z87 because it'll get you buy and you'll get some decent stuff for around 2000$

The longer you wait until after release, the more bang for buck you're going to get.

I'd wait for DDR4 boards with PCIE4 support before I jump, because the first z87 boards are going to be PCIE3/DDR3

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