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Upgrade my 1366 board for sata 6.0 & usb3... or buy new 1156 CPU/board

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July 27, 2010 2:35:11 PM

Just bought a 600g WD Velociraptor (SATA 6GB/s) & would also like to take advantage of USB 3.

I currently have an i7 920 on an EVGA X58 board.

Should I get another 1366 motherboard with the newer stuff on it? Or is 1366 a dying breed?

Would I be better getting a new 1156 board and a new CPU & selling what I have?
a c 302 V Motherboard
July 27, 2010 5:11:41 PM

:lol:  Change the 1366 for a 1156 :lol: 

The 1366 to 1156 change is more expensive that buy a new 1366 mobo that support USB 3.0 and SATA III.

Two solid mobos are thisASUS P6X58D-E and this Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
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July 27, 2010 6:45:42 PM

YEah but I don't want to bother buying a new motherboard for my 1366 if the socket is dying.
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a c 302 V Motherboard
July 27, 2010 7:01:53 PM

Do u think that the most powerful socket in the world is dying? That could happen with the 775 or AM2 but not with the 1366 not now.
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July 27, 2010 7:38:55 PM

With as few motherboards and CPUs I've seen for the 1366 and the MULTITUDE for the 1156... yeah, I think that style is dying.
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July 27, 2010 8:22:36 PM

So change it for a 1156 mobo plus a new CPU ;)  and problem solved.
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July 27, 2010 8:35:34 PM

Actually 1156 is going to be replaced soon by 1155. The reason there aren't as many 1366 boards is because they are more expensive, where as 1156 caters to a more main stream crowd.
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July 27, 2010 8:42:10 PM

Just get a USB 3.0 card, Intel won't be support native USB3.0 on south bridge until Sandy Bridge is over.
I was in the same dilemma with you bout few weeks ago, cause now i'm moving huge chunks of data around with USB 2.0 which is SLOOOOOW.
But I won't be getting USB 3.0 until there is a native USB 3.0 on motherboards.
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July 27, 2010 8:46:40 PM

The hard drive will see little to no performance gain using sata 3.0 vs. 6.0. Just keep your current motherboard and buy a USB 3.0 add on card.
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a c 264 V Motherboard
July 27, 2010 8:49:13 PM

aaron7 said:
Just bought a 600g WD Velociraptor (SATA 6GB/s) & would also like to take advantage of USB 3.

I currently have an i7 920 on an EVGA X58 board.

Should I get another 1366 motherboard with the newer stuff on it? Or is 1366 a dying breed?

Would I be better getting a new 1156 board and a new CPU & selling what I have?


Neither.

Your Velociraptor will perform just fine on your current motherboard. Most of the time, data will be transferred at mechanical speeds off of the drive platters. On occasion, the data will be found in the cache, where the 6gb rate might be possible, but the time is so minimal that you will not be able to tell the difference from 3gb.

USB3 is good, particularly if you will have a USB3 device like an external drive for backup. Whenever that time comes, just get a USB3 add-in card which will be much cheaper than replacing a motherboard.

When Sandy bridge arrives, it will require a new chipset and motherboard. For mainstream processors, that will be socket 1155, and for enthusiast and high end sustems, it will be socket 2011.

Your 920 will be good until it won'r run your apps or games well. Keep it until that changes or you get the itch for the new stuff.
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