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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Aceman.au, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. Aceman.au

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    So my mother board is starting to die (sound card went today) and it's out of warranty. Time to move on to a new mobo and possibly other goodies. And I'm really not up to date on all the new stuff out there so I need some fresher minded people to run over this build I've got going and see if I got it right for once.

    CPU: Either stick with my i7 3930k or upgrade to a i7 4930k.

    Mobo: Move over to an ASUS x79-Deluxe Motherboard. Seems good enough for what I want to do. (Old one was an ASRock Fatality x79 pro)

    RAM: Take the RAM from my current PC which is Corsair Dominator GT CMT16GX3M4X2133C9 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 or move onto something newer (the RAM is over a year old). I'm not sure on this.

    HDD: Keeping my 512gb Samsung SSD of course. This is over a year old, should I replace it?

    GPU: 2 x Powercolor 290 non-x. Keeping these too.

    PSU: Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1300W Modular Power Supply. Still fairly new, don't need to touch this.

    Case: Upgrading from my old dusty HAF-X (well over 2 years old, maybe even 3) to a Corsair Obsidian 900D, because reasons.

    I brought the MOBO, RAM, SSD and CPU back in 2012 a month before Christmas and have used my PC just about every day since then. So please take age as well as wear and tear into account.
     
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    Btw the I know the sound card is dead because when i run the test on my 7.1 headset Only the stereo speakers work and even then the audio is fudged. I tried a second headset and the audio works for a little bit but if I adjust the volume at all it fudges up and any bass causes the audio to break up also. I tried reinstalling the soft ware to no avail.
     
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    I dont see a point of upgrading to other CPU if you have already 3930K. and no point in buying a new mobo either. If I were you, I would just wait for the next for the X99 build. I think...
     
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    Oof. Man that's a long time to wait without sound. But ok. I'll wait.
     
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    Maybe you should try getting your hands on a good PCI(e) sound card or a USB DAC and then transfer that over to a future build (X99?)
     
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    Yes I'm getting a sound card. ASUS Phoebus.
     
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    I personally wouldnt upgrade the motherboard or cpu for 5 years. Onboard sound is a value added feature that is just a cheap substitute for a quality sound card.
     

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