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Old 02-09-2011, 02:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, I'm planning on upgrading to the i7 2600K (or i5 2500K), since my E8400 isn't quite up to the job any more, particularly in games (and wasn't what you'd call high-end when I got it). Having had it since 2008 (or perhaps 2007?) I really feel it's time to upgrade.

However the main issue is that of the SATA ports; the SATA3 ones are fine to use, but any board I would have the capital to buy would only have two, whereas I have three hard drives and probably getting an SSD, and probably another hard drive fairly soon.

Now, what I'm wondering is whether I should wait until they've sorted out this bad SATA controller issue, or buy now and RMA should it become an issue.

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Old 02-09-2011, 04:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Planning on upgrading - Sandy Bridge issues

Well, I'd stiill go SB, even with the issue... But hrd to find in UK according to kmmaxx, aka oreo cookie kid....
Get a cheap board, then upgrade when theyre fixed.
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It's only hard to find on eBuyer, the site that kmanmx uses. There's loads in stock on all the other sites :P
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Default Re: Planning on upgrading - Sandy Bridge issues

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It's only hard to find on eBuyer, the site that kmanmx uses. There's loads in stock on all the other sites :P
My account doesn't work on Scan.co.uk
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Plus i'm really impatient and Ebuyer dispatch up till about 11pm with next day delivery before 12am.
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The Asus P8P67 Pro I'm using has (4) - 6gbs ports I'm using for (3) SSD's and a std. HDD and then I'm using (2) out of the (4) 3gbs ports (the faultly ones) for my optical drives. I'm not having any problems but I have already signed up for a RMA replacement when there available
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Ah, see I was planning on getting the P8P67 Pro, and I had misread how many SATA 6 ports it has.
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The P8P67 Pro has a JMicron controller with (2) sata 6gbs ports and it has a Marvel controller with (2) sata 6gbs ports
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There are other options!

I recently found this SATA III card and was thinking it may work for my other HD's while I am waiting for the new MOBO's to be shipped.

Newegg.com - SYBA SY-PEX40030 PCI Express SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card

I just do not like the idea of pouring more $$$ into my system when someone else made the mistake!

Anyway, hope this helps!

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Default Re: Planning on upgrading - Sandy Bridge issues

So waiting till April or whenever it is fixed is out of the question?
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Default Re: Planning on upgrading - Sandy Bridge issues

I don't mind waiting, I'm just wondering whether I should wait or not.

However, since the board I'm thinking of getting actually has 4 SATA3 ports instead of the 2 I originally thought, it has enough functioning ports to support all my drives (well, either my BD drive or DVD drive would have to go on the SATA 3, but I use both so little I don't mind that).

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Anyway, hope this helps!

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Thanks for the advice, however because of what I just above, I probably won't need one
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