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|02-24-2013 12:48 PM|
|02-23-2013 08:59 PM|
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|02-23-2013 03:00 PM|
|02-23-2013 01:16 PM|
|thescinema||I got this board for $99 a few weeks ago at Micro Center. I think it may have been a pricing mistake, because it's back up to $160 now.|
|02-23-2013 01:10 PM|
I must say though, I recently upgraded a very similar system from AM3 to an i5-3570K and it wasn't that much of an upgrade (maybe like 25-35% faster). The WEI score for the processor went from 7.4 to 7.6 and the RAM went from 7.7 to 7.9 (same DDR3 BTW). I will say that the system is much cooler/quieter and uses a bit less power (this is important to some people for HTPC use). When and if you decide to upgrade your GPU to the newer Nvidia 6xx series or AMD's 7XXX, you'll most likely notice even less heat and noise in your case also. So there are some benefits to upgrading, but it might be worth holding out a bit longer in your case.
|02-23-2013 12:59 PM|
|latinyoungn||it would be smart to wait until haswell so you have a motherboard compatible with the next few chips but then ddr4 will come out and you will need a new board anyway...|
|02-23-2013 12:20 AM|
|02-22-2013 08:38 PM|
I'm thinking of getting this. Problem is, I'm currently on AMD and would need a processor to match... What would a good processor combo be with this board? My current specs are below:
CPU AMD Phenom II X4 945
Motherboard: ASUS M3A78-EM
RAM: 8GB PC2-6400
Video card: GeForce GTX 460 Superclocked (an EVGA that was up on SD last summer I believe)
Obviously I'll be upgrading RAM, CPU and MB as the new MB is Intel-based. I just included the information to give any advice givers a benchmark.
Sorry if this is a little off topic, but I don't want to commit to purchasing this without knowing what I'm getting myself into in the greater scheme of things.
I game now and am planning on using my computer as a home theater PC once I get the appropriate setup.
|02-22-2013 05:22 PM|
Edit: And about the little argument about audio through DVI, it works fine. I've done it a few times with motherboards and video cards. Just make sure that you get the right adapter/ cable (some of them don't carry audio correctly).
|02-22-2013 03:30 PM|
HDMI 1.x bandwidth is only 3.94Gbits/s, DVI-D single link is 3.96 Gbits/s, for DVI-D dual link it is only limited by the bandwidth of copper used in the cable.
From the pictures on Newegg, this board has DVI-D dual link. When you go the DVI to HDMI route, the one main thing lacking would be the color space. DVI supports only RGB color space. It does not support YCbCr 4:4:4 or deep-color.
|02-22-2013 03:02 PM|
|02-22-2013 12:57 PM|
The last budget ECS board I used had this functionality...
|02-22-2013 12:17 PM|
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