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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by xxxsonic1971, 10 Nov 2012.

  1. xxxsonic1971

    xxxsonic1971 W.O.T xxxsonic1971

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    Hello,
    I have just sold all my 1366 stuff and wondering what to get next, i am looking at i7 3820, or 3770k, what platform will have best upgrade path and shelf life? I will want to run multi-gpu's in the future, and maybe get a six core cpu??? 1155 or 2011???
    Many thanks.
     
  2. BennieboyUK

    BennieboyUK CPC Folder of the Month Sep 2011

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    Which socket?

    If you require 6 Core and don't wish to use the 1366 platform, then 2011 is the option you should be looking at.

    If it was me, I would have first looked at staying on the 1366 platform and upgrade to the 6 core offerings it already has, which would have seen you good for at least another 18 months.
     
  3. xxxsonic1971

    xxxsonic1971 W.O.T xxxsonic1971

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    I'm looking at an MSI X79A-GD45 (8D) Intel X79 (Socket 2011) DDR3 Motherboard. Any thoughts on this board please.
     
  4. xxxsonic1971

    xxxsonic1971 W.O.T xxxsonic1971

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    This board looks good too, Gigabyte X79-UP4 Intel X79 (Socket 2011) DDR3 Motherboard [X79-UP4].
    Any thoughts?
    Cheers!
     
  5. YEHBABY

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  6. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    I probably wouldn't have sold your 1366 stuff, it's still a very capable system, to get a decent upgrade you'll have to spend quite a lot (in my opinion)
     
  7. docodine

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    2011 has a better upgrade path and performs better with multiple GPUs
     
  8. xxxsonic1971

    xxxsonic1971 W.O.T xxxsonic1971

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    I just fancied a change really, i might get the motherboard now, and get 3930k next month, i'll just be skint for a while looool!!
     
  9. xxxsonic1971

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    Thanks for the suggestion but i would rather get a new board from scan or overclockers, just in case i run into problems.
     
  10. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Haha, I know that feeling :p (I sold my s1366 stuff early this year, since I didn't need the power and so just used my llano setup, over the summer upgraded the family by giving it to them, and have since upgraded to a SB setup as per my sig)

    If you want a performance increase, while it depended what s1366 stuff you have, an X79 setup would be the big one to go for (if you've got the monies :p)
     
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    Anyone know if intel will bring out a 6 core cpu on the 1155 socket in the near future?
     
  12. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    No, they won't. Neither for Socket 1150. There won't be more than quadcore CPU for mainstream CPU socket (LGA 115x) in near future.
     
  13. rollo

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    Intel has 2 seperate markets

    High end 6core CPU market comes with the x79 ( 2011 boards ) and an ivy bridge version will follow expect similar prices. £600+ a high end CPU cooler it does not come with one and if you want to overclock it water is highly recommended. To go x79 with quad ram CPU cooler Ect I wouldn't expect alot of change from £1000.

    Mid range ( socket 1155 board ) sandy / ivy not a lot of performance dif from older x58 series
    Your still looking at £400-£500 for a CPU mobo ram cooler combo.
    if you had a 980 /990 CPU you would need a 3930k to even see similar performance, across most multithreaded applications.

    The 3820 is rather pointless nice on paper but requires extra expenses that the 3770k which performs similarly and overclocks does not. ( quad ram expensive motherboard adds at least £200 extra to your bill, cheapest 1155 board is about £80, cheapest x78 board is aprox £180 -£200)
     
  14. docodine

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    The 3820 OCs better than the 3770k as far as I've seen, mine's at 4.625GHz with no effort

    If you're looking to save money IMHO there's no point of the 3770k, might as well just go down to the 3570k and get a cheap motherboard.

    X79 doesn't require quad channel RAM, it just supports it. It likes dual channel just fine
     
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    Just a case in point. If your going for a high end six core system then go for a good motherboard like docodines. I believe it has cooling on the vrms?
    If its just for gaming surely a decent highend 1155 board with a 3570k is ample.
    If you want it for video encoding and rendering then id still consider a 3770k. Bearing in mind that ivybridge has a greater ipc than sandy.
    Just my 2 cents and the geek inside would love to mess with a 6 core socket 2011 system, but i prefer my real penis over my e-peen and the missus would surely cut the former off.
     
  16. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    It's all about diminishing returns. A 3920 and an LGA2011 board will cost twice as much as a 3570K and an LGA1155 board, and will offer marginally better performance. It's up to you whether you feel like spending money now or saving for a future upgrade.
     
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    Just orderd a i7 3820 from overclockers, just got the mobo, ram and cooler to get next week, i thought about going z77 and 3770k, but there is only about £150 or so between them so it was 2011!!!
     
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    You can always look to pickup a secondhand 6 core, when the next lot of CPUs comes out.
     
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