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    Default Haswell Is Coming,Who's Upgrading?

    With Haswell and z87 about to be released I wondered who's upgrading and who's staying put?
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    Default Re: Haswell Is Coming,Who's Upgrading?

    I am staying with my 2500k. I only play some games and wouldn't see any difference in upgrading.

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    Default Re: Haswell Is Coming,Who's Upgrading?

    Let's see, I went to Sandy Bridge from Nehalem for Intel SATA III support, and then to Ivy Bridge mainly for RAID 0 TRIM. So that's both for the chipset, and not the CPU, although SB was one of those rare gifts.

    Now Haswell (or Z87 chipset) will have six SATA III ports, which I have wanted since SB times. But, Broadwell is said to have the first SATA Express support, and DDR4 support. Talk about stringing us along with features. I really haven't been hurting much for CPU speed since Nehalem, so CPU performance isn't my main criteria.

    Overall, IMO my i7-2600k is the best CPU I've ever used.

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    Default Re: Haswell Is Coming,Who's Upgrading?

    I'm going to upgrade to Haswell, but only if it offers more features and somewhat better performance than my P35 system.
    It looks like the Haswell Lynx Point chipset will also natively support 6 Intel usb 3.0 ports.
    Who really wants or needs Broadwell's reported 10 - 16 Gb/s SATA Express performance?
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    Default Re: Haswell Is Coming,Who's Upgrading?

    Me. Already budgeted for it, and I will be transferring some parts down to my other household machines so I can get my wife's pc up to Z77.
    Was gonna get a Case Labs STH10 but decided to upgrade to Z87 instead.
    I'll probably stick with Gigabyte and get the next iteration of the UD5H.

    would love to wait for IB-E but that's just too much money for me.

    This go around sees more SATA III ports and that is something useful for me.
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    Default Re: Haswell Is Coming,Who's Upgrading?

    Evidently Intel still hasn't figured the whole USB 3.0 thing out, but hopefully it won't be any more of a pita on Z87 than it is on Z77. My case has 4 USB 3.0 front ports as well so I hope the Z87 UD5H continues with several headers onboard.
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    Default Re: Haswell Is Coming,Who's Upgrading?

    i'll be sitting this one out,maybe broadwell but I see no point atm for me,plus funds are low

    I hope you do upgrade profjim!!!!
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    Default Re: Haswell Is Coming,Who's Upgrading?

    Why not, it's only money and I'm long overdue for an upgrade.
    I'll probably wait until September or the end of year holidays, when prices will be lower.
    I could live dangerously and upgrade somewhat sooner, but I really don't want to deal with immature bios versions.
    I'll probably be going with an MSI or Asus motherboard, buying one of the higher end models up to about $250.
    MSI has a superb user to user forum with several very knowledgeable contributors, I haven't done any checking for excellent Asus forums.

    I really like the idea of having one or more forum contributors with Lsdmeasap's depth of experience.
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    Default Re: Haswell Is Coming,Who's Upgrading?

    yeh I hope he comesback along with acebmxer

    I agree on waiting,you'll get better deals
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    Default Re: Haswell Is Coming,Who's Upgrading?

    I can live through the immature bios phase easier than I can with board makers that are slow to upgrade bios. Plus Gigabyte has to have probably the very best repair service I've ever seen.
    Asus boards have lot's of bells and whistles and are attractive but not what I need although if I were to go X79 for some reason it would be Asus.
    Asrock I like only because of the CIR header which makes for an excellent HTPC board. Never owned a MSI board either but they seem decent enough.

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