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post #5221 of 9817
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Originally Posted by LimogesGuy View Post

I am purchasing the RIVE this week. I was planning on buying the 3930K, but I see people here are going for the 3970X. What am I missing out on by buying the cheaper one?
Edit: did some reading in these forums and found no real appreciable differences for what amounts to almost twice the price. Unless epeen (just learned what this term means - hehe!) is important! wink.gifbiggrin.gif

Am I wrong?

Nope you are right - 3930K vs 3970X epeen , a black box and a few hundred $$$$ poorer .
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Yeah, that was what I was thinking. I have been over-thinking this build (according to my dear wife), and I think I'm going to bite the bullet on Tuesday and pick it all up. Lucky for me, I can do all this at prices comparable to Newegg, but at a local store so returning stuff that's defective isn't an issue. smile.gif
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You should even consider the Formula over the Extreme .


I would never discuss a build with my wife , there is no way in hell I would have been able to justify my current rig to her . What I have and what I need are worlds apart biggrin.gif
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post #5224 of 9817
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Its the same as the xtreme just minus pch fan and a few other options tongue.gif You will have fun with all the options in the bios pages , xcellent board does the job nicely for me . Enjoy wink.gif

Any complaints? And is it tru that CFx/SLi is on the 3rd slot, not the second?
     
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post #5225 of 9817
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I am purchasing the RIVE this week. I was planning on buying the 3930K, but I see people here are going for the 3970X. What am I missing out on by buying the cheaper one?
Edit: did some reading in these forums and found no real appreciable differences for what amounts to almost twice the price. Unless epeen (just learned what this term means - hehe!) is important! wink.gifbiggrin.gif

Am I wrong?

lachen.gif ...well, I see the usual suspects have made their usual 'high-school parking lot' jokes because they don't have a 3970X

But seriously folks, it all depends on the applications you plan to run now and later...We use BOTH 3970X and 3930K in a commercial (mature !) environment as well as Xeons...the 3970X is a cheaper alternative than for example the similar Xeon E4610. thumb.gif

It basically comes down to two differentiating factors: 1.) The 3970x has an EXTRA 3 MB of cache over the 3930K and 2.) the 3970X are the highest-binned Intel chips of that series. The extra cache makes a world of difference when you run multiple instances SQL ENTERPRISE and enterprise-level databases along with their extra web server hosts, but not necessarily in other apps.

...but for a nice home-build for gaming and benching, you are better off to take the extra money you save with the 3930k over the 3970X and put it into the mobo / GPU video solution...as to what board, again depends on current and intended subsequent use...I use the Rampage IV Extreme because I run four GPU cards (so I need the extra PCIe slots), and later on in the fall when I switch to Ivy-E with the next gen X-series mobo, this board and its extra PCIe slots will host multiple expansion cards for NICs and RAID arrays supporting web servers.

...now back to the Saturday Cartoons on the tele biggrin.gif
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4102 was more then a simple bios, it had to reboot flash twice, it did something , seems ok so far
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post #5227 of 9817
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Any complaints? And is it tru that CFx/SLi is on the 3rd slot, not the second?
Im a bit of a simpleton so ive got no complaints ! Yes its true its on the third slot shes got plenty of bandwidth even on the 8x slots smile.gif
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3930K + RIVE + 2x GTX680/670/780 > 3970X + RIVF + 1x GTX680/670/780

In my opinion, of course, but I doubt I'm the ONLY one who feels this way....
   
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4770k released today
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4102 totally gimped my 3820, cannot break 5.0 in ether Vista ultimate 65 or Win 8 Pro 64. Can always go into the Bios but Vista blue screens or Win 8 error screens.
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