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I have recently been reading the thread about 1366 or 1155 and have noticed that there are not really any conclusions other than go 1155 if upgrading from a 755.

I am looking at building a new rig and trying to push it. I have seen the value difference in the 2600K when compared to a 780x but my main concern is multiple gpus. I have seen that the LGA 1155 drops the gpus to x8x8 when in SLI. If this is the case wouldn't it be better to go with 1366 when looking to run a SLI?

I am currently looking at getting the MSI N580GTX Lightning GeForce GTX 580.

If this is the case what processor would be better?

Any help or ideas is much appreciated.
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Originally Posted by zwibi View Post
I have recently been reading the thread about 1366 or 1155 and have noticed that there are not really any conclusions other than go 1155 if upgrading from a 755.

I am looking at building a new rig and trying to push it. I have seen the value difference in the 2600K when compared to a 780x but my main concern is multiple gpus. I have seen that the LGA 1155 drops the gpus to x8x8 when in SLI. If this is the case wouldn't it be better to go with 1366 when looking to run a SLI?

I am currently looking at getting the MSI N580GTX Lightning GeForce GTX 580.

If this is the case what processor would be better?

Any help or ideas is much appreciated.
If you don't do any video editing or folding 1155 is the way to go.

Also even at x8x8 it's a very small difference
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If you don't do any video editing or folding 1155 is the way to go.

Also even at x8x8 it's a very small difference
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The first generation of i-series CPU's is meant for gaming more or less because of the tri channel memory and the ability to support high amounts of PCI-e bandwidth. i.e. x16x16

The Sandy Bridge i-series isn't made for gaming, i.e. x8x8, but will suffice in every aspect.
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The first generation of i-series CPU's is meant for gaming more or less because of the tri channel memory and the ability to support high amounts of PCI-e bandwidth. i.e. x16x16

The Sandy Bridge i-series isn't made for gaming, but will suffice in every aspect.
So granted I no longer game like I used to but still want to keep that in mind. What would you recommend.
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unless i"m mistaken, even a new fast card has a hard time using more than 8x bandwith in most scenarios.
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980x will perform better when doing encoding, but the price difference is not worth it for what you get with the 2600k + you are setting yourself up for Ivy Bridge in the future
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If you don't use multithreaded apps much I'd go for the 2600k, 980x is expensive if you won't be getting good use out of the extra cores or doing sub-zero overclocking.
    
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If SB is the future and they only use 1155 why do the mobos seem lacking? Because they haven't caught up?
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post #10 of 52
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Originally Posted by zwibi View Post
So granted I no longer game like I used to but still want to keep that in mind. What would you recommend.
I'd go for the Sandy Bridge because the cost is significantly lower than the 980x.

If you have the money to blow though, by all means, go for the 980x and then go for quad sli with gtx 580s at x16x16x16x16.
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