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August 5, 2012 4:09:30 AM

So my x58 extreme crapped out on me. I am considering just switching socket types. So how long does the RMA process take in general? When I ask this I mean the getting conformation to send it as well not just sending it and receiving it back. Also the 2 of the locks for the PCIe slots broke off. Would they consider this physical damage and not fix it? If the process it probably going to take longer than 3 weeks I'm probably just gonna switch socket types. Thank you for the help.

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August 5, 2012 5:06:50 AM

sorry i can't say how long or what asrock would be willing to fix but i would suggest that you still have a good set up, don't switch yet. wait until late next year and see what haswell brings to the table. just think about overclocking tha cpu in the meantime.

don't spend money just because you are doing without a rig for a few weeks.
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August 5, 2012 5:15:26 AM

well I could actually make money by selling my CPU the one I am looking at costs less than my current one and performs the same or better. There is also the factor that they might not even accept it and I just got my GPU back after being repaired and I also got a second on that I haven't even gotten to use yet. So honestly I'm tired of putting up with my computer not working and would rather start over. My GPU is EVGA which is said to have the best customer service in the computer market and it still took three weeks so I kind of don't care anymore and just want a computer. I have like 6 games from the summer sale that I have hardly been able to touch yet.
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August 5, 2012 5:27:29 AM

this is about what you would be looking at:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Total (before mail-in rebates): $432.96

or the cheapest non overclocking route:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($178.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $309.53
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-05 01:30 EDT-0400)

not sure exactly if that i5 is a step back form the i7 you have now.
Mail-in Rebates: $-5.00
Total: $427.96
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August 5, 2012 5:50:54 AM

I already have ram. My plan was to get either an i5 2380p or a FX 4170. They will both outperform it and my i7. i7 doesn't mean the best. In gaming an ivy bridge i3 outperforms my i7. So your i3 outperforms my i7. My i7 only gets 43 gflops overclocked. By my calculations I could do each for well under $300 and I could cover most of the price of it by selling my broken mobo for parts or repair and I could probably easily fetch 200 for my i7
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August 5, 2012 6:04:02 AM

not sure what voltage your RAM is at but sandy/ivy is spec'd for 1.5 volts. it can handle 1.6 but that voids the intel warranty on the cpu.
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