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Now I don't want the off topic to go on like that happened with Wutang61, I understand he was building an X79 rig and was asking for some opinions but people "offered" suggestions to him about sticking with Sandy Bridge when that was already a given he didn't want it. Anyways I was wondering everyone's opinions about X79. I know, I know, I know, Sandy Bridge is comparable, I get that. Trust Me I have it. I don't like it. It's pretty good but it could multi-task a little better. What I want to focus on is the true thoughts about X79 and not how I can spend less money. I'm building an enthusiast computer because that's what I wanted to build but I didn't start my computer build until June and I knew 2011 was on it's way so why spend more. This will probably make you guys get the wrong idea of me now because of the fiasco that got out of line for no reason but Wutang61 is a good friend of mine. Me and him do the pretty much same tasks, to be honest his are a little more heavy sometimes. My computer bogs down usually. Yes I use it for a gaming setup that's what it's designed for, key word designed, I do use Adobe products on occasion, some CAD, mechanics programs, all of which he uses more than me. My computer does not handle these very well. That is why I'm not sticking with Sandy Bridge. When 2011 comes out I will get it, when Kepler comes out I will get that. I know a 2011 3930K will game as well as a 2600K clock for clock but aside from that the extra money goes to benefiting me in the future and right out of the box. I get the new PCI-E revision, quad-channel memory which will be great for those programs mentioned above, and a new architecture.

So here's the question. What are your opinions on it, aside from the cost vs. Sandy Bridge for "performance". I plan to get the 3930K. This is just like when X58 came out so I don't want to get harassed for buying X79 because it's "not worth the price" even though when X58 came out I know a lot of people bought it and have no regrets. Even still people are getting X58 computers for gaming even though Sandy Bridge is cheaper. For me it's not about what's new it's about what I can do with it.

Thank you in advanced -FireMedic2125
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ill make popcorn while i wait for the flame.

1155!!!! ivybridge!!!! x79 is pointless!!!!

just buy 6 580s and sli them!
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ill make popcorn while i wait for the flame.

1155!!!! ivybridge!!!! x79 is pointless!!!!

just buy 6 580s and sli them!
Lol yea right I'll save my money for Kepler, I'm doing just fine I'm not upgrading what's not causing me problems. Ivy Bridge is no go either since it's just Sandy Bridge with lower power consumption and better integrated graphics, doesn't help me there. LGA 2011 is where I see the most potential for gains in the next 2 years.
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If you're actually going to use the extra cores then absolutely go for it. That's why they're there.

Games won't (necessarily) run any smoother, but you will have the power for the CAD and mechanics programs.

Also, the PCIe revision won't be until Ivy Bridge Extreme. However, that should drop right into the 2011 socket.

AAAAaaaaaaand
I think the reason wutang's, thread got out of hand was because he didn't word things very well. To a lot of people - myself included - it seemed he was contradicting himself.

Best of luck with your purchase/decision.
 
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If you're actually going to use the extra cores then absolutely go for it. That's why they're there.

Games won't (necessarily) run any smoother, but you will have the power for the CAD and mechanics programs.

Also, the PCIe revision won't be until Ivy Bridge Extreme. However, that should drop right into the 2011 socket.

AAAAaaaaaaand
I think the reason wutang's, thread got out of hand was because he didn't word things very well. To a lot of people - myself included - it seemed he was contradicting himself.

Best of luck with your purchase/decision.
Understandable I know what you mean. I tried to re-word it better because I knew exactly what he wants since it's the same as me. And PCI-E 3.0 isn't a confirmed support by Intel since they don't want to disappoint people if they find it buggy but it is confirmed to be shipped with X79 boards and ready to work
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I thought the reason for 2011 pins was to have extra pcie lanes and quad channel?

I think it will be a great fit for you, if it meets all your checkmarks.

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Understandable I know what you mean. I tried to re-word it better because I knew exactly what he wants since it's the same as me. And PCI-E 3.0 isn't a confirmed support by Intel since they don't want to disappoint people if they find it buggy but it is confirmed to be shipped with X79 boards and ready to work
I think they meant the actual/physical PCIe 3.0 would be on the board/chipset, but the processor itself wouldn't support it - yet. That's what I saw on the anandtech forums, but I couldn't find it anywhere else.
 
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I read that the real sweet chips for 2011 boards will be out 2 months after launch. I'd wait for those and watch what the first ones do.
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I think they meant the actual/physical PCIe 3.0 would be on the board/chipset, but the processor itself wouldn't support it - yet. That's what I saw on the anandtech forums, but I couldn't find it anywhere else.
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Intel...e-228126.shtml
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I read that the real sweet chips for 2011 boards will be out 2 months after launch. I'd wait for those and watch what the first ones do.

yup and we already have the E5-2650 ES version.
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