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X58: Should I stay or should I go?

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a b V Motherboard
March 10, 2012 10:27:12 PM

My ASUS P6T has gone, and I am about to get a refund from the manufacturer, since it is out of stock. So should I stay with the X58 platform or should I go Sandy Bridge?

My config

CPU i7 920
CM Hyper 212+
HD 5870
Patriot Viper 12GB 1600MHz
HD WD 1TB Sata II
Corsair 850W
Aerocool BX500
DVD Pionner Dual Layer
W7 64 Bits
LG W2353V 23"
AOC H428Pw 42"
HT-C350 Sangung

With the refund I can get:

Intel Core i7 2600K
Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3

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a c 455 V Motherboard
March 11, 2012 3:34:27 AM

The SB will allow a faster selection of processors and newer technology. You can probably sell the i7 on ebay and take some of the sting out of buying a new processor. The rest of your hdwr is reusable, including the cooler; 1156 and 1155 use the same spacing.
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March 11, 2012 7:57:11 AM

oooor you can hold out until this fall and get Ivy Bridge + Z78 = o.O <3<3<3. That might be overkill though. Overclockers are getting I7-3770's to OC to 7+ ghz, can't wait to see z78 chipset with Ivy Bridge.
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a b V Motherboard
March 11, 2012 11:09:26 AM

I am outside the US, so the Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 was the cheapest Z68 mobo I´d find, but I am not sure if it is a good board. I could get a Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3, or for little more money an Asus P8Z68-V LX, what you´d say?

I have to get new ram too as my kit is 1.65v
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a c 455 V Motherboard
March 11, 2012 6:29:17 PM

Gigabyte makes good boards. I put them right up there with Asus (almost). The first Gigabyte board you mentioned is a fine basic Z68 board. If you do a lot of OverClocking, you may want to move up, but the board is fine if it has the features you want. It has solid caps, SATA 3, Gen 3 PCIe...
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a c 717 V Motherboard
March 11, 2012 6:45:42 PM

Stay/Go - depends on what you're doing with the PC. Average Joe stuff then the SB or SB-E will add practically zero to your equation.

If you're rendering then in most cases a 6-core is best (i7-3930K), gaming the difference in cost i.e. the cost of the CPU then IMO keep the X58 and for the money spent add another GPU (or two) and you'll smoke the SB. Equation: Same money (SB + LGA 1155) < (i7-920 + LGA 1366 + 2nd GPU) <or> (SB + LGA 1155) < (i7-920 + LGA 1366 + NEW GPU).

Q - What is the purpose of the build?
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a b V Motherboard
March 11, 2012 7:08:07 PM

It is a workstation. I work with 3D stuff, photoshop CS5, etc, all at the same time. I do a lot of rendering and gaming too.

Your equations make a lot of sense. My HD 5870 will probably bottleneck the SB config., so I will have to CF or get a new card, but then it isn´t the time to make such an investment.

I found an Asus P6X58D-E not so expensive, so I might go for it. Tough I still can get a SB + LGA 1155, then replace the card later.

A lot of thing to consider -- good food for thought anyway.





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a c 717 V Motherboard
March 11, 2012 7:17:37 PM

I have now 12 ASUS P6X58D-E and their all 'knock on wood' flawless, and have no issues with them.
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a b V Motherboard
March 11, 2012 10:50:07 PM

jemm said:
My ASUS P6T has gone, and I am about to get a refund from the manufacturer, since it is out of stock. So should I stay with the X58 platform or should I go Sandy Bridge?

My config

CPU i7 920
CM Hyper 212+
HD 5870
Patriot Viper 12GB 1600MHz
HD WD 1TB Sata II
Corsair 850W
Aerocool BX500
DVD Pionner Dual Layer
W7 64 Bits
LG W2353V 23"
AOC H428Pw 42"
HT-C350 Sangung

With the refund I can get:

Intel Core i7 2600K
Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3



X58 is a thing of the past. Go for Sandy Bridge 2nd Gen and or Ivy Bridge.
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a b V Motherboard
March 11, 2012 11:09:09 PM

Refund and get:
Intel Core i7 2600K
Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3

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March 11, 2012 11:18:43 PM

I have also been asking the same question - I've still got an X58 system with 920 overclocked to 3.99GHz. Add to this 12GB, Revodrive X2 SSD 240GB, GTX580, a USB3 SATA 6 card plus a few HDDs....the 'old' X58 is very expandible!

What I've found out is that this system is still very strong....for my needs anyway (gaming, video editing, audio recording) - i.e. you've still got a helluva system here!

Yes, the (very recent top of the range) X58 is "a thing of the past" BUT I have also found out - very conclusively - that Sandy Bridge WILL NOT add significantly to a fully loaded and overclocked X58 system. Do also take into consideration all your software migration and tweaking requirements (mine's pretty extensive) - you don't want to do that for little gain.

I hope you had overclocked that 920 - you will get a significant jump from the 2.6 stock on air alone!

ON THE OTHER HAND, since you are getting a new m'board, and since most of you're components (except cpu + memory?) will transfer an SB system, you'll have to weigh up the additional cost of cpu+memory+complete re-install over getting the (exact) same m'board replacement + old image restoration. Your current/future needs will dictate this. In time, I will upgrade my base (m'board+cpu+memory) but not yet - even Ivy dosen't get me too excited!! Just my 2 cents.
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March 12, 2012 5:54:01 AM

Agree with Mesa. After evaluating everything it was going to take to go from i7920 -> 3770k, I decided to hold out for Haswell. Imo, that would be the next logical time for us i7 gen 1 people to upgrade to the new hottness.
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a b V Motherboard
March 13, 2012 5:24:30 PM

I have just ordered an ASUS P6X58D-E, so I will stay with the X58 platform for a while.

There are so many good advises here, real difficult to pick the best answer. Thank you all for your responses to my post!



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a b V Motherboard
March 13, 2012 5:24:53 PM

Best answer selected by jemm.
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a b V Motherboard
March 13, 2012 9:07:26 PM

Thanks for the links!
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a c 328 V Motherboard
March 15, 2012 10:54:49 AM

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