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Is it wise to buy a x58 chipset mobo? (Gaming)

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a b V Motherboard
March 12, 2013 6:44:02 AM


I decided to upgrade my rig using some parts of my previous pre-built computer, the Elite Pavillion m9665pt.

The problem is that the I7 core 920 it packs, is a Socket 1366 LGA cpu, my current motherboard is a Pegatron Truckee (chipset x58) (American Megatrends).

Is buying a x58 mobo a bad decision? Since there is the new chipset (Sandy Bridge)

I use my pc for gaming.

Looking forward for a reply

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a c 1454 V Motherboard
March 12, 2013 8:33:07 AM

Hi, Have you experienced issues with the old system?
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a c 123 V Motherboard
March 12, 2013 8:39:56 AM

x58 at this point is still a strong chipset, but there is not only a single replacement since then...

You are correct about Sandy Bridge replacing it (P67, z68) and it's big LGA-2011 brother (X79)

But... that was replaced by Ivy Bridge (Z77)

and now the new Haswell (Z87) boards are starting to appear for the new chips coming out in the next few months.

So, while it is still a solid platform, it would probably be better to wait for the price drop after Z87 comes out, and get Z77 or just go all the way and get a Z87 system
a b V Motherboard
March 12, 2013 10:21:45 AM

Thank you for your answers :)  I'll consider that motherboard, seems a good one
March 12, 2013 11:10:42 AM

I will add that Haswell is rumored to be arriving this summer. If you must then upgrade, but judging from your 920 you would be wise to wait, as Haswell may introduce newer better chips and at the very least reduce the price of an upgrade, or give you Ivy Bridge options in your price bracket.
a b V Motherboard
March 13, 2013 12:58:07 PM

Thank you for your inputs, I've decided in buying a x58 mobo, since I just need a mobo that allows my 920 to unload it's true potential, which will last me some good years, and wont be a bottleneck to the future GTX 670 Power Edition GPU.

a c 123 V Motherboard
March 13, 2013 1:48:45 PM

Yeah, a x58 will be fine for that :)