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#1 RJB84

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 06:11 PM

I am currently in the process of sending my damaged gtx 480 gpu & my x58a-ud3r (v2) to the Corsair damage claim department after there PSU killed most of my system. My main worry now is what I need to do if they give me cash to replace the parts. I have read online about CPU sockets and I'm kinda confused with it all. At the moment I'm using an Intel i7 950 3.06ghz (bloomfield) socket LGA 1366 CPU with a prolimatech megahalems rev b CPU cooler (socket 775/1156/1366) My main issue is what do I replace the motherboard with?

firstly its got to be compatible and secondly i'd like to upgrade it slightly if possible but without buying a new CPU. If someone could give me a bit of advice I would be greatly appreciative..



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:56 PM

In a word SSD!  A surprising boost over all, I get a kick out of full boot in under 30 seconds.  Look into reviews on boards with your socket, you should be able to do well.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:26 AM

Hi, finding X58 motherboards is pretty hard as most retailers do not have them any more, your best bet is through eBay.

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:43 PM

Thanks for the advice so far by the way peepz. But I do have one more quick question in regards to this matter. I have contacted Corsair about them paying for my damaged X58a-ud3r board and they said there are a couple places that I could still buy a x58 board but.... Mine says X58a does that mean its a socket A ? and if so is a x58 socket B board compatible with my build ?

 

Intel i7 950 @4.00ghz CPU (LGA 1366)

6GB XMS3 Corsair Ram
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R - rev:2 mobo (1366)
7800gtx GPU
Corsair TX 650w PSU



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:53 AM

Thanks for the advice so far by the way peepz. But I do have one more quick question in regards to this matter. I have contacted Corsair about them paying for my damaged X58a-ud3r board and they said there are a couple places that I could still buy a x58 board but.... Mine says X58a does that mean its a socket A ? and if so is a x58 socket B board compatible with my build ?

 

Intel i7 950 @4.00ghz CPU (LGA 1366)

6GB XMS3 Corsair Ram
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R - rev:2 mobo (1366)
7800gtx GPU
Corsair TX 650w PSU

The letters are just part of the model number, nothing to do with the sockets.


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 08:03 AM

The only difference I could find was, one had 6 ram slots and one had 4.  Either way it is a top shelf board!


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