I have read many forums but never taken part so please go easy on me .
My question sounds straighforward and you may think "NOT AGAIN!" but I assure you it is relevant as I have found hardly any answers and only confusing outcomes on other forums. So here goes:
I'm currently on an X58 system:
Asus Rampage III Extreme
I7 930 @ 4GHZ
EVGA GTX680 Superclocked Edition
12gb Corsair Vengeance (installed yesterday, upgraded from 6gb Corsair GT)
Crucial M4 128gb SSD (running off Marvell Controller, seems to be doing okay last year or so)
Windows 7 installed on SSD
1 TB Samsung spinpoint F3
27inch Dell U2711
This is where my dilemma comes in:
I purchased a Crucial M4 256gb to run my games off (obviously after a clean install of Windows 7). I have not installed this yet as I am afraid of the SSD degrading over a shorter time due the "marvelous" Marvell Controller issue. Ideally I want Windows 7 running off the 128gb, games running off the 256gb, and all the other stuff on my F3. This would be perfect except I'm not sure how I would arrange these drives for the best performance. Would running both SSDs off the Marvell cause slower performance?
This comes to the upgrade questions:
1. Is it worth it to upgrade from an old dragon like this to a newer architecture mainly for the peace of mind that my SSDs will work and perform at their best without any headaches?
2. The highest function for the machine is Gaming and watching Bluray movies, then browsing and mucking about. So if an upgrade is the best, what would be more future proof, Z77 or X79.
3. My budget is kinda limited...
This is not a general "should I upgrade now" question, but it mainly relates to making full and better use out of my SSDs and opening up a future upgrade path.
I have looked at either the X79 with 3820 which is a little more than the Z77 with 3770k.
Bear in mind, if I can still use the SSDs in my current rig at maximum without having to "sidegrade" then that would be good. Im just annoyed that the legendary X58 is crippled by this SSD/Marvell flaw. Then I wouldn't be buggin you guys with this question! However newer tech is never a bad thing. And NO, buying a card/controller for the SSDs is not an option I want to look into.
Sorry for the long post, thanks in advance for any help!