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26. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 14, 2013, 16:43 eRe4s3r
 
You misunderstood I meant upgrade, not update. Small mental misfire, big effect. I meant I upgraded an AMD Platform with a non-existent upgrade path. Since AMD is nearly folded now there is no hope for AM3 platform ever getting a proper 8 core follow up (and even if, the mobo is dead, hence stupid "update" of my old platform..)

M4A79XTD EVO is my mobo = AM3+ platform.

Also I am talking about SATA6 vs SATA3 (SSD related) this mobo only has SATA3, but my SSD can do the full Sata6 speed. That means 50% less IO performance.
And PCI-E 2.0 vs PCI-E 3.0 (GPU related) but that has no noticeable effect.. so far

And yeah, I know I can fix the fan thing.. but I feel like I am putting more money in a dead-end system.

As for craigslist or alternatives. There are no really big ones. There is one thing that's half-way popular but not everywhere called meinestadt.de where I could probably try to sell it for dunno, 100 or something but it'd leave me with the burden of getting the damn thing to the buyer. Or ask him to come here, both are options I don't really like. I was thinking of a 3rd party that sells used stuff and buys used stuff up. But all the platforms for that are for specific things, not cannibalized high end PC platforms that need some love.

I am unhappy with the CPU by the way, it is about 50% slower per core than a non OC'd high level I7

Of course, if I wanted that CPU , I could throw away everything in my PC except the drives and gpu... not a good upgrade and more junk I'd need to sell somehow!

I could not find a Socket 2011 Mainboard that had everything I wanted, including -1- PCI slot. I absolutely need 1 (normal) PCI slot.. I am getting kinda tired of this whole mess.

This comment was edited on Jan 14, 2013, 17:02.
 
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