Upgrade or Wait? (Z97 or X99)



TheGhost's picture
Joined: 10/13/2014
Posts: 4

well I've been running an X58 for about five years now and I think it time for an upgrade to the x99 platform.:)

Personal PC that I Sold and using a Msi Ge40 Laptop for now.
Asus rampage 3 Extreme
Intel i7 980 @ 3.9 GHz
12GB corsair Denominator @2000Mhz
NZXT Phantom case
Corsair 850w Power Supply
Corsair H70 water cooler
Seagate 1.5TB
Radeon XFX HD 6970 2 GB Graphics Card

Manic Mouse
Manic Mouse's picture
Joined: 02/01/2007
Posts: 141

My 2 year old X79 + I7-3930K + AMD HD 7950 + SSDs + 64GB memory system is going to be more than enough for my needs over the next few years - especially since I am now retired.

I don't put the heavy workloads on it that I used to anymore.


Asus Maximus VIII Hero, Intel i7 6700K @4.6Ghz, 64gb Corsair Vengeance Black/White 3200MHZ, MSI GTX 1070 Aero 8G OC, Samsung 840 Evo, Vertex 4, Intel 510 & Adata SX900 SSDs, wrapped in a CoolerMaster HAF XM case. Monitor 27" Samsung SyncMaster SA850 2560 x 1440

Razear's picture
Joined: 12/30/2008
Posts: 1127

Been running an X58 setup since August 2009 so it's nearly 5 years old now and does everything I need adequately. The only real upgrade I did was last month from a GTX 295 to a GTX 670 because of DX11 Watch Dogs.

3dGameMan's picture
Joined: 12/31/2000
Posts: 5401

Upgrade or Wait? (Z97 or X99)

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