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replacing sabertooth x58 1366 with something not previously on fire/ techonology less than 2 years old

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April 15, 2014 8:54:46 AM

Hi all, total noob here:
My motherboard (about a year old) blew up. I guess a screw somehow became ungrounded when I went to put my second video card back in and it crapped the bed. I can't find the same one I had for less than around $300 (hopefully because they are not made anymore), and when I bought it it was $150. SO I'm really hoping that someone might be able to help me find a perhaps more modern and therefore less expensive replacement. I have an ASUSTeK COMPUTER SABERTOOTH X58, LGA 1366/Socket B, Intel Motherboard and am running 3 sticks of 2gb ram and 2 GeForce 275x cards (well, one at the moment). Some people are recommending the ASUS P6X58D-E but that's the same age-ish and same price-ish. I've checked around these forums but most of the posts are a few years old. Anyone have any thoughts or recommendations? Thanks! I don't mind spending $, but I don't want to shell out that much for technology that's getting pretty old. Thanks much in advance.

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a c 260 V Motherboard
April 15, 2014 9:00:37 AM

You need an x58 board because that's all that exists for LGA1366 chips, and they haven't made those for years.

Basically, you're getting an old board or replacing the CPU.
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April 15, 2014 12:35:31 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
You need an x58 board because that's all that exists for LGA1366 chips, and they haven't made those for years.

Basically, you're getting an old board or replacing the CPU.



Ugh.... Ok, thanks for the quick response, Someone (heh). So it probably still is a better deal for me to get the older board rather than have to replace board/cpu/ram all together I'm guessing?

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a c 260 V Motherboard
April 15, 2014 10:14:35 PM

Probably.

i7-9xx chips are still pretty fast.
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