So...I'm pretty fed up with the X58 chipset and this blasted motherboard so I'm looking to go newer but I have some complications
Before, I saw that a 3570K system was really not that much cheaper than a 4670K system... but the problem is that my cooler (Zalman CNPS9000MAX) does not have mounting hardware for 1150. I guess I could call up Zalman and see if they could send me one but when I searched to see if anyone's done that before...nobody has.
I guess I could get another cooler but that adds to the cost of the upgrade and I really like my Zalman. It cools great and is SUPER quiet. (should cool better on a newer system)
Basically it breaks down to these choices
1) 2500K/3570K w/ some P67/Z68 board, possibly used and maybe I'd spring for a 2600K or 3770K if the price was right. $$
2) 4670K w/ (most likely) the AsRock Fatal1ty Z87 board, since it has a nice helping of USB 3.0 ports (something that's important to me, though I could save some money and go for a Pro or Extreme and probably be just as happy) BUT I'd have to likely get a new cooler. $$$
I would probably just reuse my memory in dual and single channel since I've never seen any real world difference running my system as such on my current machine (if I run in triple channel one of the sticks doesn't show up...and now it started to do it again, even in my dual/single config.....I hate this motherboard so much). I've thought about maybe trying to hunt down a 4th stick or selling the 3rd but I could just use it as is.
So any thoughts??
I guess Sandy would be good since it'd be the cheapest and coolest *without the need to delid*, I may have to go price out a dream new 1155 and see what the current cost differences are. (with 3570K and decent enough Z68)