Originally Posted by 4514kaiser
Get the 3930K it worth it IMO
It's been really tough decision, but it's harder even when if I go with the 3820 no money actually comes out of my pocket. Selling my current rig along with other misc items and ill actually have a little more $ in my pocket. Going the 3930k puts me back about $250 out of pocket which isn't a deal breaker either.
Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion
3820 seems to be a waste of money since it's similar in speeds to a 2700K. The only advantage to x79 would be to have 4 way sli or 64gb of ram over 32. If you are going the 4 way sli route the 3820 bottlenecks, as evident by Wermad's 4 way setup with a 3820. Unless you're really going to load up with a hexacore, 3/4 way sli, and a high end quad channel memory setup the money spent on just having x79 will get you much better performance elsewhere, especially since the RIVE is one of the most expensive boards out there right now.
I plan on picking up another 7970 at some time so this is a very valid argument. Like i mentioned above im getting the board basically with no money out of pocket.
Originally Posted by Kires
Ya, I just got my RIVE with the i7-3930K, SO WORTH IT!! Please DO NOT GET THE 3820!!
You guys don't make these decisions any easier hahaha
Originally Posted by pman1088
Sorry man, I can't agree with you. I really am pleased with my 3820 (coming from an AMD 965BE), it OC'd extremely well for me. And since its half the price of your chip, it gives me money to sit on til the Ivy Bridge 2011 comes out and then I can get a better processor.
See what I mean. You guys are killin me
I got like a week to decide. Sit n a 3820 til IVY or just go out and get the next step up and pass IVY.