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Windows 7: So what's the word on upgrading to Haswell???


10 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
So what's the word on upgrading to Haswell???

So in the next coming months I'll be looking to upgrade my current system to some newer and better. At the moment I'm looking at this.... (parts/vendor subject to change. Performance not)

Intel Core i7-3930K
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1866 MHZ
Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC 3GB

Not really interested in Crossfire just yet, but the option is there. And I’ve already got Case, PS, HD, SSD drives, Soundcard, etc… See system specs.

Plan on having the upgrade done by September as my backup system is dying; that means my current system's MB, RAM, and Processor would replace those in the backup.

At any rate should I go Haswell, or stick to the tried and true of the above?

Thanks.

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10 Jun 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

sygnus21,
I would go with the Haswell chip but not for it's great leap in power or even it's energy saving aspect but many great new features which have now migrated to the Z87 mobo's.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
So in the next coming months I'll be looking to upgrade my current system to some newer and better. At the moment I'm looking at this.... (parts/vendor subject to change. Performance not)

Intel Core i7-3930K
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1866 MHZ
Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC 3GB

Not really interested in Crossfire just yet, but the option is there. And I’ve already got Case, PS, HD, SSD drives, Soundcard, etc… See system specs.

Plan on having the upgrade done by September as my backup system is dying; that means my current system's MB, RAM, and Processor would replace those in the backup.

At any rate should I go Haswell, or stick to the tried and true of the above?

Thanks.
First question I would ask is your PSU Haswell compatible ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


10 Jun 2013   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Yeah well there seems to be a bit of hand wringing re the heat problem believe it or not as the general production lines seem to a tad down on quality control

Haswell info
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10 Jun 2013   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I went with an x79 board and an i7-3930 CPU instead of waiting. Some of the new Haswell boards (especially ASUS' Z87 Deluxe/Dual) have me salivating like a famous Russian pooch but, at the end of the day, I really wouldn't have gained much overall. After seeing reports on the heat problems the new CPUs are having, I'm glad I didn't decide to wait.
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10 Jun 2013   #6

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Yep I was looking at this puppy ASUS Maximus VI Gene Motherboard and like you am now having second thoughts for a bit more than that price that price I can get a really whizz bang Z77
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Motherboard
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10 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I personally will wait until more information on not only the temps but how even the temps are across the cores. That will let us know how well the heat spreader on the chip is installed.
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10 Jun 2013   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
sygnus21,
I would go with the Haswell chip but not for it's great leap in power or even it's energy saving aspect but many great new features which have now migrated to the Z87 mobo's.
Thanks for the YouTube clip and you actually bring up a good point about going with a Z87 board, but at the end of the day, I'm wondering if want to go with 1st gen tech. Also the Asus rep indicates that the "enthusiast" boards are still going to be the X79's so....

Nonetheless, it is a good point, which is why I asked the question.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
First question I would ask is your PSU Haswell compatible ?
Well based on your question, I did some quick Googling, and in a nutshell.... yes.

BTW, this all sounds like FUD to gen up PS sales, but yes, my 3 year old extremely well made Antec Signature SG-850 (850watt) power supply made the list - The big Haswell PSU compatibility list - The Tech Report - Page 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I went with an x79 board and an i7-3930 CPU instead of waiting. Some of the new Haswell boards (especially ASUS' Z87 Deluxe/Dual) have me salivating like a famous Russian pooch but, at the end of the day, I really wouldn't have gained much overall. After seeing reports on the heat problems the new CPUs are having, I'm glad I didn't decide to wait.
Yeah, some of those Z87 boards do look darn good, and it's certainly tempting to go Haswell just for the MB features. My only issue is do I want to mess with first gen tech, or do I even need it?

When I got my X-58 Gigabyte MB, the "rage" was USB 3.0. Just this year did I really start using USB 3.0 devices. I bought the Gigabyte in 2010

Still...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
First question I would ask is your PSU Haswell compatible ?
Well based on your question, I did some quick Googling, and in a nutshell.... yes.

BTW, this all sounds like FUD to gen up PS sales, but yes, my 3 year old extremely well made Antec Signature SG-850 (850watt) power supply made the list - The big Haswell PSU compatibility list - The Tech Report - Page 1


Well Honestly I assume most High quality PSU's would I just hate the fact they want to rearrange everything every freaking time they bring a better chip out

Not to be off topic but I think I will keep chugging with AMD for a while I was willing to jump on Haswell or for that matter a I73770K but from reading AMD will keep the same socket but with Improvements

I have to admit it beats switching sockets every freaking time they decide to make something better Intel that is
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

[QUOTE=sygnus21;2430353]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
sygnus21,
I would go with the Haswell chip but not for it's great leap in power or even it's energy saving aspect but many great new features which have now migrated to the Z87 mobo's.
Thanks for the YouTube clip and you actually bring up a good point about going with a Z87 board, but at the end of the day, I'm wondering if want to go with 1st gen tech. Also the Asus rep indicates that the "enthusiast" boards are still going to be the X79's so....

Nonetheless, it is a good point, which is why I asked the question.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
First question I would ask is your PSU Haswell compatible ?
Well based on your question, I did some quick Googling, and in a nutshell.... yes.

BTW, this all sounds like FUD to gen up PS sales, but yes, my 3 year old extremely well made Antec Signature SG-850 (850watt) power supply made the list - The big Haswell PSU compatibility list - The Tech Report - Page 1

Well Honestly I assume most High quality PSU's would I just hate the fact they want to rearrange everything every freaking time they bring a better chip out

Not to be off topic but I think I will keep chugging with AMD for a while I was willing to jump on Haswell or for that matter a I73770K but from reading AMD will keep the same socket but with Improvements

I have to admit it beats switching sockets every freaking time they decide to make something better Intel that is
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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