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Danny Chang Oct 21, 2010, 03:16am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey guys I'm building a new rig and wanted to see if the 6.0g/b's on sata is worth it?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&a...31-482-Z01

here are the two i'm having trouble choosing from... suggestions are highly welcomed ^^


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Joshua Marius, LeThe Oct 21, 2010, 08:48am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I personally liked the ASUS Maximus III Formula, unless you really need onboard video and IDE which was available on the P7H57D-V EVO.

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Michael C Oct 21, 2010, 01:01pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I'd say the ASUS P7H57D-V EVO is the best. Cheaper and USB 3.0! Otherwise they're basically the same.

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I'd rather have the Maximus III Formula. My ROG board has been really good to me so picking something from its lineage would be a no brainer.

Honestly though I'd probably hold off on either and wait for the LGA 1155 stuff due out early next year. No sense in buying a system that is based on a platform that is moving into end of life status in 2-3 months.

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Michael C Oct 21, 2010, 01:45pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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^ This.

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Danny Chang Oct 21, 2010, 01:50pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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MrBungle said:
I'd rather have the Maximus III Formula. My ROG board has been really good to me so picking something from its lineage would be a no brainer.

Honestly though I'd probably hold off on either and wait for the LGA 1155 stuff due out early next year. No sense in buying a system that is based on a platform that is moving into end of life status in 2-3 months.



That's what I thought also but then again Technology moves so fast that stuff get outdated every 6 months or so.. So I just figured that I go ahead and build one anyways since my computer is getting old

Bungle Oct 21, 2010, 02:37pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Danny Chang said:
That's what I thought also but then again Technology moves so fast that stuff get outdated every 6 months or so.. So I just figured that I go ahead and build one anyways since my computer is getting old


Yes and no, the flagship chip on a particular platform will likely not be the king of the hill in 6 months but its sucessor is normally something that is a drop in upgrade which uses the same socket design. In this case Intel is replacing socket LGA 1156 (the current mainstream platform) with socket 1155 (the new one) chips from one socket are NOT going to be compatible with the other. So upgrading your brand new LGA 1156 based computer to the new chips that are coming shortly after the 1st of the year will require replacing the motherboard.

If you wait for the new sockets you should be able to upgrade to any of their LGA 1155 processors which will be the bulk of their CPU offerings for the next 2 - 3 years.

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Danny Chang Oct 21, 2010, 04:53pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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MrBungle said:
Danny Chang said:
That's what I thought also but then again Technology moves so fast that stuff get outdated every 6 months or so.. So I just figured that I go ahead and build one anyways since my computer is getting old


Yes and no, the flagship chip on a particular platform will likely not be the king of the hill in 6 months but its sucessor is normally something that is a drop in upgrade which uses the same socket design. In this case Intel is replacing socket LGA 1156 (the current mainstream platform) with socket 1155 (the new one) chips from one socket are NOT going to be compatible with the other. So upgrading your brand new LGA 1156 based computer to the new chips that are coming shortly after the 1st of the year will require replacing the motherboard.

If you wait for the new sockets you should be able to upgrade to any of their LGA 1155 processors which will be the bulk of their CPU offerings for the next 2 - 3 years.


ahhh I see, but isnt it going to cost me an arm and a leg when it comes out?

david cole Nov 02, 2010, 05:27pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Build, or wait? How many computers do you have/need for purposes?
You can never be current for long before Marketing (not always technology itself) will make your system obsolete! If like many of us that must operate close to, but not right on, the edge of 'state-of-the-art', you will give up and build now. A current build is worth about two or three years, and by that time at least one of my older units will no longer be supportable - thus a new build and the musical chair game continues.

I build whenever I must be able to support current technology or when aging software and equipment is no longer supports current needs.

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BoT Nov 02, 2010, 06:44pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Nov 02, 2010, 06:45pm EDT

 
>> Re: Need some suggestion between these two boards
Danny Chang said:
Hey guys I'm building a new rig and wanted to see if the 6.0g/b's on sata is worth it?


how do you plan to do that?
unless you have or will get a hard drive or similar that can actually saturate sata II, there is no point

edit: also if this is a new build i would rather consider the 1366 platform

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john albrich Nov 02, 2010, 08:21pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need some suggestion between these two boards

For US$90 (on sale), this looks like a pretty decent entry level SATA 6Gb/sec, USB3.0 motherboard.

ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131651


edit to add:
At $85 (on sale) this one looks like an excellent entry level board as well
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128444


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