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board the most important component? Not even close. CPU and GPU is what counts the most. Most cheap boards will live twice as long as their warranty...
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lol?

Of course the motherboard is the most important part.
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board the most important component? Not even close. CPU and GPU is what counts the most. Most cheap boards will live twice as long as their warranty...

That may be the case if u never overclock or have any high end gpu setup. Mobo is the most important when running a tri/ 4way sli rig with high overclocks on the gpus, CPU and ram. You need high quality capacitors and vrms. Cheap board = crappy build no matter what CPU goes in. Top tier board is almost necessary for longevity since cheap boards bite the dust when pushing high voltages and current.
 
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Quote:
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That may be the case if u never overclock or have any high end gpu setup. Mobo is the most important when running a tri/ 4way sli rig with high overclocks on the gpus, CPU and ram. You need high quality capacitors and vrms. Cheap board = crappy build no matter what CPU goes in. Top tier board is almost necessary for longevity since cheap boards bite the dust when pushing high voltages and current.


^This, also the PSU is equal or close second in importance.

 

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I don't really see a reason for this chip. Why side grade now and spend big bucks, get a board now... and lose out on the new boards that will come out later with the new chip releases?
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Can you LOWER the multi on these "semi-unlocked" CPUs? If so, 30x multi + 166MHz bclk = win
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Yes you can lower the multi as low as you want, IMOp these CHips have no OC limit, the frequencies they theoretically cannot hit are extremely minimal.

Do the calculation yourself, count on current ranges provided by 3960X and 3930K, these are average, every CPU can do these: as high as 106-107BLCK and as low as 90BLCK. Multiply that by 1.00, 1.25, or (90x1.67 b/c you can't do 100blck x 1.67 with current C1 or C0 steppers) and then up to 43x you have an extremely well done range of possible frequencies.
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Originally Posted by Ha-Nocri View Post

board the most important component? Not even close. CPU and GPU is what counts the most. Most cheap boards will live twice as long as their warranty...

I am sorry but if your CPU or GPU breaks you can just replace it, if your board breaks it is much harder to remove and replace, and many times when that times comes in years from then, sometimes you have to change out other components with it. THis happens all the time in the real world, the board goes and now the person has to upgrade because they have to replace more than 1 part.

IMO your CPU will OC as high as it will go, dependent on cooling and your board's power delivery and BIOS.
IMO your GPU will OC as high as it goes, only dependent on power delivery, through the PSU and the board and cooling.
IMO your memory will go as high as it will go, dependent on power delivery from the board and trace routing and CPU.
If your PSu goes, you better hope your board is good enough to die along with it in a heroic act of CPU and memory and GPu lifesaving, if its a cheaper made board, then you will lose the other components just mentioned too.
IMO yes you need memory and you need a CPU, but you definitely don't require a discrete GPU of any high cost to run a system. Sure the GPU might be the most important for game performance, and the CPU more important for data performance, but we aren't talking about performance, we are talking about the hardware itself.
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Perfect chip for someone that wants to build a x79 4way sli/ quadfire gaming rig. No need for the hexacore in that situation other than epeen. Simple fact is 1155 is midrange and can't support a truly high end gpu setup while this can.

Agreed. PCIe bandwifth is the reason I am going X79. No reason for me to go w/ anything more than a quad core for a high end gaming machine.
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