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Purchased samsung 830 ssd is it worth upgrading to a 6gb mobo

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January 2, 2012 1:36:16 AM

Had issues not resolved with windows 7 and needed to reformat. Held off reformat till I could afford the new samsung 830 128gb ssd. Being a professional photographer I depend on a fast, stable machine. Taking advantage of my slow season, I am trying to get this machine running smooth. Currently less than halfway through reinstalling software and would like to know if it is worth upgrading the motherboard to sata 3 before I get comfy setting everything up. This machine is used exclusively for photoshop, lightroom, and uploading photos.

Current components;

Dell XPS Studio 435T
Intel Core i7 Intel X58 3.3ghz
3x2gb DDR3 Corsair xms 1333 MHz ( PC3-10600 ) Non-ECC 240-Pin
Nvidia GTX460
Corsair GS700 PS

Hard Drives
os samsung 830 128gb
WD Black 1tb documents and less used software
WD Black 2tb main data
WD green 2tb bu data

Current motherboard

Chipset Manufacturer: Intel - Socket Type: LGA 1366 - Form Factor: ATX - Memory Type: DDR3 - Graphics Card Type: 1x PCIe 2.0 x16 - Hard Drive Interface: SATA - Brand Name: DELL Model Number: R849J
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January 2, 2012 7:23:30 PM

No. Keep your old board. Sata 3.0 ssd's aren't that much faster in sata 2.0 mode. And changing boards may require a new windows coa, unless you've graduated to a regular version of windows.
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