Go Back   Hardware Canucks > PC BUILDERS & TWEAKERS CORNER > New Builds

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old January 15, 2009, 03:34 PM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 105
Default

ok ill prob keep my quadfire then :P

BUt one thing im uncertain of is about the Longevity of the X58 Mobo's
if i get a, say EVGA x58 or asus p6t, does that mean i have to get new boards when newer core i7's come out?
like the octa core that is going to come out in a year

Im not sure because even if some CPU's have the same socket the Mobo Chip doesnt support faster versions or smaller nm versions
anyone know about this?

also did some calculations
it would cost about $500 - $550 to go from
Q6600
Rampage Formula
4gb 1066mhz dominators

to

Core i7 920
X58 mobo
6gb dominator 1333mhz or 1600mhz
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old January 15, 2009, 03:45 PM
rjbarker's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Courtenay, B.C
Posts: 5,932

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
This. If you feel the need to upgrade, then an i7 CPU, Mobo, and Ram should do nicely.
Thats the upgrade I am in the middle of. Sp far have my new Dominator 3 x 2GB Kit, I7 920 n Vista 64 Bit OS sitting here...still awaiting my Evga X58 n True 120 Extreme (of course everything showed "in Stock" until 4 days later then I'm told the Mobo n HSF are not in Stock! Oh well...gets here when iyt gets here...
btw
Evga X58 n I7 920 $649 bundle
Dominator 3 x 2GB 1600 Mhz $282
True 120 Extreme $75.00
Vista 64 Bit HP $149

Total upgrade with taxes n shipping $1300
__________________
Introducing me n my OCD to Watercooling, is like taking an Alcoholic to an "all you can drink" Beach Bar in Mexico

.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Upgrade! rjbarker New Builds 1 November 8, 2008 06:35 PM
Looking To Upgrade Scart New Builds 6 September 18, 2008 11:39 AM
RAM upgrade Hillsdale RAM 6 September 3, 2008 06:31 AM
Upgrade for the Eee Hardware Canucks Press Releases & Tech News 0 June 1, 2008 09:12 AM
need serious upgrade help muffler CPU's and Motherboards 4 March 30, 2008 08:57 AM