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post #21 of 26
The Rampage III is a LGA1366 and X58 chipset motherboard. That's no good for Sandy Bridge. Maybe they were talking about the Maximus IV.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131700
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If you're not going to have the money until September, wait until September. Do not spread a build out like that. I did myself, but the first things I got were the case/PSU, so if you only count the platform parts (motherboard/CPU/RAM/video card), I only spread it out over a month and a half, but don't do it over four or five months
Good advice, I think I'll stick with getting my case and peripherals first as well, since it looks like there's a lot to come by Q4.

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It is close enough in encoding, and alot better in the other areas, all while being far cheaper and newer. For longevity, it also behooves you to get the older platform
This is generally true; but unfortunately when you're doing huge encodes or transcodes or whatever, 4 or 5 seconds matter because it all adds up lol.

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The answer is simple. Buy in September, and by then, you'll also know what Bulldozer is like and stuff will likely be cheaper. Wait.
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To my knowledge the advantage of the Z68 chipset has four improvements.

SSD Caching
Identity Protection Capability
GPU (2500k or 2600k) Overclocking
GPU (2500k or 2600k) Switching with GPU Card.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ng,2888-5.html

Thats the tech I was referring to, where is allows you to use quicksync through the dedicated GPU.
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post #24 of 26
Sandy Bridge-EX (replaces LGA 1366) also has 6 core/12 thread processors, but we don't know about the performance yet. Buy the case, PSU, hard drives, and optical drive first.

Upcoming stuff in order:
Bulldozer
Sandy Bridge-EX
Ivy Bridge
AMD 7000/Nvidia 600 Series
2nd generation Bulldozer

At the moment though, the i5-2500k is the king of price/performance (for gaming at least)
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It sounds like you're set on the Extreme series, so I would wait until you're ready to buy everything later this year. By that time the SB Extreme's will be out, and you'll either want to get that or you'll be getting a better deal on the current 1366 X58 gear.
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It sounds like you're set on the Extreme series, so I would wait until you're ready to buy everything later this year. By that time the SB Extreme's will be out, and you'll either want to get that or you'll be getting a better deal on the current 1366 X58 gear.
Just out of curiosity, does anybody have an idea of whether the new tech would really push prices of the old stuff down significantly? Would I have to worry about discontinuations or things like that? I mean, the 980x has been out for over a year now and the price is already dropping on newegg every couple of months.

I realize that the following is sort of absurd, but I worry that Intel's method for selling their hottest products would be to market them like crazy and supply small or no amounts of processors like the 980x that I'm considering. It makes sense that they would want and take efforts to make people buy their new stuff as much as possible.
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