Motherboard is 6 years old... time to upgrade?

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#1 Edited by Hydrolex (1615 posts) -

This is my mother board. I built my PC in 2012... 16gb of 1333mhz DDR3 RAM and i5 3750 with GTX 1080. I'm trying to get i7 8800k, 3000mhz DDR4 ram and buy the newest nvidia graphic card that'll be released soon. The question is, is my motherboard still compatible with the newer stuff or should I just buy a newer motherboard. Goal is to build something that I'll be okay for the next 3-5 years, maybe only upgrade my GPU and that's it

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131820

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#2 Edited by BassMan (8931 posts) -

I would definitely upgrade because your RAM is slow and CPU is a bottleneck at high frame rates. If you are only targeting 60fps, you may still be okay for a while. The new GPUs will most likely be compatible with your current mobo.

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#3 Posted by 04dcarraher (23037 posts) -

As someone who went from an i5 4690k with DDR3 1600mhz to a i7 8700 and 3000mhz DDR4 I seen massive performance difference with my GTX 1080 in quite a few games. Side note I would hold off on getting a new gpu until 2019 when 7nm really ramps up, those gpus based on 7nm will be a worthwhile upgrade vs *rumored* 1170/1180.

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#4 Posted by GTR12 (13219 posts) -

You HAVE to upgrade if your changing sockets, which you are, 3570 is a 1155 socket, the new ones are x299.

Basically every time you change CPU's, you need a new mobo.

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#5 Posted by GioVela2010 (5566 posts) -

@GTR12 said:

You HAVE to upgrade if your changing sockets, which you are, 3570 is a 1155 socket, the new ones are x299.

Basically every time you change CPU's, you need a new mobo.

Not with AMD

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#6 Posted by Horgen (118120 posts) -

@GTR12 said:

You HAVE to upgrade if your changing sockets, which you are, 3570 is a 1155 socket, the new ones are x299.

Basically every time you change CPU's, you need a new mobo.

1151 on the mainstream, isn't it? X299 is HEDT platform.

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#7 Posted by GTR12 (13219 posts) -

@horgen said:
@GTR12 said:

You HAVE to upgrade if your changing sockets, which you are, 3570 is a 1155 socket, the new ones are x299.

Basically every time you change CPU's, you need a new mobo.

1151 on the mainstream, isn't it? X299 is HEDT platform.

Yeah 1151 is "mainstream" but have a look at the mainstream mobo's, they are basically not viable for us, they need to rename it to "education/business/old-people" or something because its NOT mainstream.

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#8 Posted by thehig1 (6824 posts) -

I really cant be bothered upgrading motherboard. I upgraded from i5 4460 to i7 4790 hoping to get a few more years without having to bother.

My next upgrade will be one of the 1100 cards too :D

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#9 Posted by npiet1 (1179 posts) -

@GioVela2010: thats one of the reasons i prefer amd, the names of the sockets and cpu's are easy to understand, like its a am4 socket not lgaxxx socket, or they dont keep using i7 etc theres different ones which gets confusing and hard to remember

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#10 Posted by Horgen (118120 posts) -

@GTR12 said:
@horgen said:
@GTR12 said:

You HAVE to upgrade if your changing sockets, which you are, 3570 is a 1155 socket, the new ones are x299.

Basically every time you change CPU's, you need a new mobo.

1151 on the mainstream, isn't it? X299 is HEDT platform.

Yeah 1151 is "mainstream" but have a look at the mainstream mobo's, they are basically not viable for us, they need to rename it to "education/business/old-people" or something because its NOT mainstream.

X299 is expensive. To get the most out of it you need i9 anyway. Which roughly 1K $ on the CPU alone.

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#11 Posted by PredatorRules (12191 posts) -

Must change MOBO, newer CPU requires newer socket.

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#12 Posted by GTR12 (13219 posts) -

@horgen said:

X299 is expensive. To get the most out of it you need i9 anyway. Which roughly 1K $ on the CPU alone.

Not really, GPU's are expensive, also some of the mainstream mobos don't have M.2 without an adapter, and they are getting popular now, especially for SSD's.

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#13 Posted by Horgen (118120 posts) -

@GTR12 said:
@horgen said:

X299 is expensive. To get the most out of it you need i9 anyway. Which roughly 1K $ on the CPU alone.

Not really, GPU's are expensive, also some of the mainstream mobos don't have M.2 without an adapter, and they are getting popular now, especially for SSD's.

I agree GPUs are expensive, however the X299 costs more than the 115X platform. Usually more costly mobos, with 7740X out of the picture, the cheapest CPU, 7800X at 389$ or so.

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#14 Posted by scoots9 (3501 posts) -

@GTR12: X299 is trash. X99 was the last good HEDT platform from Intel. And I'm pretty sure more than just schools, businesses and old people will be fine with an 8700K or a 2700X, neither of which are HEDT. Some ultra low-end mainstream boards don't have M.2, but so what? Buy one that does. The only issue would be if you want to run lots of M.2, then you need the PCIe lanes of i9 or Threadripper.

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#15 Edited by mrbojangles25 (41616 posts) -

Wouldn't worry about mobo upgrades unless you are changing sockets. I don't see any reason to swap out something like simply because it has a few years on it.

Just my personal opinion.

How do games play for you? I imagine fairly well.