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Looking at ordering my new build today, I'll skip the details for now and skip straight to the processor.

The i7-980 Nehalem that was released in June of this year is currently at $599, on newegg. I was originally looking at the 2600K, but I'd like to get some second opinions on which processor I should get for what I want to do. Also looking at socket type, which is honestly more likely to be around. I've read several occasions of people claiming both LGA 1366 and 1155 are bound to be dead ends

For the most part, I'll be playing games like SupCom2, StarCraft 2, Diablo 3 (should it ever come out), and Battlefield (when it comes out). But then I'll be doing lots of video editing, graphic design, rendering, etc.

I have some spare cash, so that's the only reason why I'd pony up an extra $300 for something that MIGHT be a worthwhile upgrade.
post #2 of 12
go 1155 and the i5-2500K

Intel has said that the Ivy Bridge will be 1155 as well, so it wont be a dead end for a while. might as well save some cash now.
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post #3 of 12
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Yeah, I heard about the Ivy Bridge, I would like to hedge my bets for it.

Also, on a side note, which mobo will best support dual x16 slots for SLI or xFire?

Building a fullsize tower again with the same case, so I originally picked the Asus P8P67.
I've always used Asus in the past, but it seems they're having a lot of DOA issues.
post #4 of 12
best mobo, that is a matter of opinion. there are multiple brands that are making solid boards. any of these would work (in addition to countless others):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130574

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131701

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157229
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post #5 of 12
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Alrighty, thanks.

Will quad-channel ram work without any issues? Or since they're dual-channel slots, will there be issues?

Looking at the G. Skill Ripjaws X 16gb (4x4gb) DDR3 1866 for my memory purposes.
post #6 of 12
quad channel is just 2 pairs of dual channel, should be fine.
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post #7 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dutchgenius View Post
quad channel is just 2 pairs of dual channel, should be fine.
Figured as much, motherboards can be anal, or unclear. Thanks for the help
post #8 of 12
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Is it worth going with memory that has a cas latency of 11 to get the 2133 (PC3 17000) speeds? Or would I be better off getting the 1866 (PC3 14900) with a CL of 9? Would I truly recognize the difference between a CL of 7 and one of 9, or even 11?
post #9 of 12
Excuse me but why not stay with your current build? Should be more than able to play any game you throw at it. Anyway

Pretty much every P67 chipset is able to run SLI and CrossFire. Maybe ASUS P8P67 Pro?

1600 MHz memory would suffice. Perhaps G.Skill Ripjaws X 7-8-7-24 or 8-8-8-24 or 9-9-9-24 1600MHZ. Start out wtih 8 gigs of ram and see how it treats you perhaps doubt you would need 16 gigs.
If your doing rending and video editing I would suggest Intel i7 2600k.
If you plan on some OC get Noctua NH-D14 as heatsink.
Edited by Casz - 7/26/11 at 3:36pm
post #10 of 12
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The reason why I'm doing this new build, is that my dad wants what I currently have. With work having given me a decent sum of extra cash, I have a chance to do a new build. This will also allow us to play StarCraft II together and finally allow him to do some moderate video editing that he can't do with his store-bought HP with a Pentium D that we acquired 6 years ago.

You're right about this machine taking everything that's thrown at it, I've enjoyed the used I've gotten out of it, and am glad I get to pass it on to someone who will use it just as much as I have. This was the first PC I ever built for myself, countless others before it have been for clients, friends, relatives, etc.

I went with the Asus mobo I picked originally because it will more than suit my needs.
For the proc, I went with the 2600K, and for the RAM I went with G. Skill Ripjaws X 9-10-9-28 1866MHZ.
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