Haswell Processors with Alienware Intel® X58 ATX Motherboard possible?

Hey guys i currently have an Alienware base with an Intel® X58 ATX Motherboard
but im not completely sure on which processor to get?

would the new Haswell intel CPUs with with this motherboard?
e.g http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-4670k-s-1150-haswell-quad-core-34ghz-38ghz-turbo-1200mhz-gpu-34x-ratio-oem-plus-free-g

Thanks alot guys
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  1. x58 is a 1366 pin socket. haswell is 1150 pin. your motherboard is 2 generations old, so no.
  2. daswilhelm said:
    x58 is a 1366 pin socket. haswell is 1150 pin. your motherboard is 2 generations old, so no.


    thanks for the reply.
    shame to hear that.
    do you think it would be worth changing the motherboard?
    or would this processor do?
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i7-3930k-enthusiast-unlocked-s-2011-sandybridge-e-six-core-32ghz-12mb-smart-cache-130w-re

    or are there better processors? im just trying to find the best possibly equipment, money isnt an issue at the moment as i just want to get an understanding of what is there.

    thankyou very much
  3. if you have an x58 motherboard, you probably have a decent cpu as it is. the slowest cpu that can fit in that is an i7-920. whatever cpu you have, you should make sure you have a decent cpu cooler, and overclock it. if u do want to upgrade, just change the motherboard.
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