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X58 with i7 950 or X79 - Z87??? gaming pc!

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November 12, 2013 3:37:56 PM

Hello to all,
I have a gaming pc as follows: mobo EVGA X58 SLI 132-BL-E758-A1 i7 950 @ 3066/4066Mhz, 12GB RAM Corsair TR6X3G1600C8D 8-8-8-24, 2x nVidia GTX480 1.5GB SLI and Digital Velociraptor 150GB RAID0 2xWestern that just gave me satisfaction, I have to say

Unfortunately, the mobo is just dead and no longer under warranty so I ask you whether you should buy another mobo with X58 chipset and use the 950 for another few years or keep some component (which?) And switch to a newer platform intel (X79? Z87?)

Of course also advise me a new processor and / or a change of some component

Thanks in advance,
Lupino.86



P.S.
Since a while I blend in my head the idea of ​​buying an EVGA Classified SR-2 270-WS-W555-A2 and buy the other two so as to have a monstrous GTX480 quad-SLI but do not know the cost of the Xeon 55xx-series 56xx and especially if the game is worth the candle .... What do you think?

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November 12, 2013 3:39:06 PM

Small edit on the crazy idea that I blend :
baya on the Xeon 5590 cost about 140EUR each, while the 56xx one starts from 250 to 5630 until you get to 1200EUR for 5690 !
The mobo EVGA dual- CPU is about 350EUR and EVGA GTX480 is about 100EUR each.

Doing the math I would have a super pc (come on, do not say that is not true ... ) less than 850EUR , and keep in mind that other 12GB of RAM Corsair them in my drawer
I'm really curious to know if it is a cost effective ...


My biggest fear is that , not knowing the roundup Intel , I would avoid buying a new i7 4xxx to see it written down in less than a year because it is presented the 5xxx series now or buy a cheap 3xxx to understand that it is worth nothing a year from now , I hope I explained
Not to mention the possibility that Intel will present a new socket ! YIKES ! I change one every two years
That's the reason for the dual Xeon crazy idea : surely I can do more of everything , and [ ignorant inside ON] I doubt that a single i7 is never comparable to a dual Xeon system [ ignorant inside OFF]
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