Computer has bad MB. Upgrade to Ivy Bridge or wait on haswell Tags: Homebuilt Computer Monitors Systems Last response: September 1, 2012 12:03 AM in Systems Share Needinghelp_81 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. More about : computer bad upgrade ivy bridge wait haswell dingo07 a b C Monitor 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 m 0 l photonboy a b B Homebuilt system a b C Monitor 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Upgrade to Ivy Bridge or wait for Haswell Forum SolvedNew build: Ivy Bridge-E, Haswell, or Wait? Forum SolvedShould I buy a readily-available Ivy bridge laptop, or just wait for haswell? Forum Solvedwait for Haswell or get Ivy Bridge now? Forum SolvedShould I return my ivy bridge I bought for an unbuilt rig and wait for haswell? Forum SolvedShould i get ivy bridge now or wait for haswell Forum Solvedivy bridge or wait for haswell Forum SolvedIvy Bridge or wait for Haswell? (for gaming) Forum SolvedGrab an ivy bridge or wait for haswell? Forum SolvedBuy Ivy Bridge Mobile CPU or wait for Haswell?? Forum laptop: wait for haswell or ivy bridge Forum low budget build, $300 for a CPU/mobo - should I wait for haswell or stick to ivy bridge? Forum SolvedWant to upgrade my Core2Duo E7400: Go with a Ivy Bridge config or the latest Haswell config? Forum Should I wait for Haswell, or just buy Ivy Bridge? Both -> Skylake Forum Should I go with Ivy Bridge or Wait for Haswell? Forum Ivy bridge or wait till haswell Forum SolvedUpgrade from core 2 quad 8300 to Ivy bridge or Haswell? Help Forum Ivy bridge machine? or wait for Haswell?? Forum Buy Ivy Bridge or wait for Haswell Forum Go with Ivy Bridge, or wait for 22nm Haswell? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !