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  1. Compumind's Avatar
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       #41

    johngalt said:
    Oh, yes!

    Does MSI have the exact mobo for Intel?

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    Completely understandable. I've focused on other things that I wanted / needed, and a new computer wasn't one, since I would need build time (and thus far I had always been planning on a partial refresh, say mobo, CPU and RAM only) which would then require downtime.

    About this time last year I decided it was time but I wanted to see how far I could stretch my budget. So, I started saving as much as possible - for a new build, for the upcoming service on my Infiniti, and also for a refinance on the house.

    I thought I was about to hit a big bill with the car service, not having remembered that I already did that (I performed it a bit early compared to the actual mileage that they would normally have carried it out on, since my (now, uh, 13? years) old car still only have a whopping 65k miles on it....), so a large chunk of that savings I was able to redirect to the build.

    Then, with the economy the way it is and with the Interest rate being as astoundingly low as it is, I naturally started shopping around for a refi in Jan. That came to fruition in the beginning of June, with an almost 2% drop in the mortgage interest rate (yes, almost 2%!!!), ***and*** my credit union was able to do it with low closing costs. So another big chink of savings I could divert.

    So, initially I was planning on around $1500 or so. The total for this build, right now, is just over $4200. And, I'll be buying a GTX30x series (probably 3080 / 3080 Ti, unless the Titan RTX 2s are under $1500) and I'll be set.

    But since this was *all* savings, aka nothing thrown on a credit card, I can easily throw the GPU on a CC with a deferred interest and pay it off over time.

    Win-win-win-win (refi / computer / GPU / Low CC debt) situation, really.
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       #43

    Compumind said:
    Oh, yes!

    Does MSI have the exact mobo for Intel?

    As a matter of fact, they do have one that is pretty damned similar, based upon the Z490 chipset....

    MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE E-ATX Gaming Motherboard (10th Gen Intel Core, LGA 1200 Socket, DDR4, SLI/CF, Triple M.2 Slots, Thunderbolt 3 Type-C, Wi-Fi 6, Mystic Light RGB)
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  4. Compumind's Avatar
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    johngalt said:
    Too bad. No PCI 4.0 - rats!
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       #45

    Does any Intel CPU support PCIe gen4?
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       #46

    johngalt said:
    Does any Intel CPU support PCIe gen4?
    I thought I read somewhere the new boards do (or will) after a BIOS update. Can't remember the article though.
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    It's there in Z490s, but with a twist:

    PCIe 4.0: What is it, Which Motherboards & CPUs Support it?

    And it is not supported by current 10th-gen Intel CPUs:

    Intel Comet Lake lack of PCIe 4.0 support is a big missed opportunity | TechRadar

    Comet lake is the 10th gen (overall): Products formerly Comet Lake

    However, leaks suggest that next gen (aka 11th gen aka Rocket Lake) will support it: Intel processors will surprise with PCIe 4.0 support! - Somag News

    Which may be how the BIOS update works, if Z490 will support the next gen.
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    Hi,
    Yeah I read that but it was mostly for the XII extreme now at 770.us at amazon and 850.us on newegg lol so yeah price jumped up was 750.00.
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  9. sygnus21's Avatar
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       #49

    johngalt said:
    It's there in Z490s, but with a twist:

    PCIe 4.0: What is it, Which Motherboards & CPUs Support it?

    And it is not supported by current 10th-gen Intel CPUs:

    Intel Comet Lake lack of PCIe 4.0 support is a big missed opportunity | TechRadar

    Comet lake is the 10th gen (overall): Products formerly Comet Lake

    However, leaks suggest that next gen (aka 11th gen aka Rocket Lake) will support it: Intel processors will surprise with PCIe 4.0 support! - Somag News

    Which may be how the BIOS update works, if Z490 will support the next gen.
    This tell me this is more marketing than must have "right now" tech. I notice Samsung (the biggest player in SSD's) hasn't released a PCI 4.0 drive yet so that's telling to me. And PCIe 5.0 is said to be on the way so...
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