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#115647 2-Apr-2013 17:27
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Hi, 

I currently have :

Asus P6T Deluxe 
12GB Memory (DDR3 1600 I think)
i7 920 Processor

I'd like USB3 and I have upgraded most my other components. 

Wondering what the current equivalent motherboard from Asus would be and what processor I should look at? I'd be in the i7 for sure. 

I don't have a particular budget in mind, but I'd rather spend a little extra and get more than skimp to end up regretting it later. I'd want a pretty decent bump in performance. 



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  #792075 3-Apr-2013 08:51
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I had a bunch to suggest, but I see the P6T has a buttload more DIMM sockets.
Do you want to stay with the X58 chipset or change to 1155/1156?



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  #792236 3-Apr-2013 12:10
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Cambo: I had a bunch to suggest, but I see the P6T has a buttload more DIMM sockets.
Do you want to stay with the X58 chipset or change to 1155/1156?


Happy to change since I'd need a new cpu and memory likely as well right?


 
 
 
 


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  #792289 3-Apr-2013 12:57
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networkn: Hi, 

I currently have :

Asus P6T Deluxe 
12GB Memory (DDR3 1600 I think)
i7 920 Processor

I'd like USB3 and I have upgraded most my other components. 

Wondering what the current equivalent motherboard from Asus would be and what processor I should look at? I'd be in the i7 for sure. 

I don't have a particular budget in mind, but I'd rather spend a little extra and get more than skimp to end up regretting it later. I'd want a pretty decent bump in performance. 




So, the reason you want to upgrade is you want USB3.0? If that's all you need then why not just get something like this? -

http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=ADPATN0320&name=ATEN-IC320U-2-Port-USB3.0-PCI-e-Card-5.0Gbps-super

Unless you really want a new combo, I would go for

one of these - INTEL CORE I7 3770K
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=16621

and one of these -
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=16388



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  #792296 3-Apr-2013 13:10
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Thanks Noc.

I have decided I'll wait for the next generation CPU's, since I am not in a screaming hurry and since my case doesn't have any front USB3. I'll do the case, motherboard, cpu and memory together.

I can overclock my existing system from 2.8 to 3.6 easily enough I had it done before and lost it during a bios upgrade.

I like the Antec P182B Gun Metal case, so I'd buy the current model Antec next time, but I'd like Audio, 2 USB 3 and a eSATA port on the front. Any ideas?


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networkn: Thanks Noc.

I have decided I'll wait for the next generation CPU's, since I am not in a screaming hurry and since my case doesn't have any front USB3. I'll do the case, motherboard, cpu and memory together.


I can overclock my existing system from 2.8 to 3.6 easily enough I had it done before and lost it during a bios upgrade.

I like the Antec P182B Gun Metal case, so I'd buy the current model Antec next time, but I'd like Audio, 2 USB 3 and a eSATA port on the front. Any ideas?



Those i7 CPUs overclock nicely and will give you a good performance boost till you upgrade.

Antec make some real nice cases. I almost bought an Antec Ninehundred V2 a while back. The P182B is Beast though. If you want to get that one, you can always go for a USB3.0 front panel solution like this:

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Front_Panel_USB_30_Box/

I'm sure there is one with eSata built into it as well, but can't remember where I saw that




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