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Computer has bad MB. Upgrade to Ivy Bridge or wait on haswell

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August 31, 2012 10:32:47 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: By Sept. 16th
Budget Range: $150

System Usage from Most to Least Important: School work(word, excel), surfing the internet, shopping. 2nd computer.

Are you buying a monitor: Maybe


Parts to Upgrade: Mobo

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: Colorado

Parts Preferences: whatever the best is

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Don't know

Additional Comments: Looking to replace the mobo. Would it be better to just replace the 945G and wait for haswell or get ivy bridge now.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Mobo is broken. Just need a replacement.
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August 31, 2012 11:05:31 PM

Since you're not going to be using the computer for any intensive work, I say go ahead and get a new MB now
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September 1, 2012 12:03:23 AM

Haswell is almost a year away.

I have an older i7-860 CPU paired with a new GTX680 and I'm not really bottlenecked in any games. I can run most at the highest quality at 60FPS.

Haswell would provide a very small performance improvement which wouldn't even be noticeable in any games anyway.

If you're gaming, I advise getting an 1155/Z77 motherboard and an i5-3570K Intel CPU.
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