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Yeah, that's funny, because most of the people I see on X58 w/ quad cores jumped immediately to 1155 or 2011. I'm one of the very few who just picked up a 980X as an upgrade...and it was only because SNB-E was out and I literally got a deal I couldn't refuse on the 980x. I was very much prepared to buy a 2600K + Z68 board to replace my dead 1156 setup. I feel the same would happen here -- everyone with a 3820 would jump ship to Haswell on LGA 1150 instead of getting an IVB-E.
Generally, you're either someone who buys $600+ CPUs or you're a price/performance person. Buying a $285 stopgap CPU seems silly when you could just buy what you really want (6 core LGA 2011) and be done with it.

The part you are missing is the comparison to a 2600k/2700k in which the 3820 is faster, offers a superior platform with better upgrade potential, and is cheaper. The review shows there is good overclockability with the 3820 as well so I really don't see much of a reason to recommend SB over SB-E now even if all you want is a quad core. Sure SB-E mobos are more expensive but we are only talking about $50 more (when you factor in the cheaper CPU) for a much better and more modern platform...

EDIT - Of course for budget gaming a 2500k set up remains the obvious choice...
Edited by Majin SSJ Eric - 1/5/12 at 10:29am
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I like how the "Performance Per $" section showed the Thuban CPU still having the highest rating of them all. XD Guess slapping two more cores onto a chip wasn't a bad idea huh? biggrin.gif
     
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The part you are missing is the comparison to a 2600k/2700k in which the 3820 is faster, offers a superior platform with better upgrade potential, and is cheaper. The review shows there is good overclockability with the 3820 as well so I really don't see much of a reason to recommend SB over SB-E now even if all you want is a quad core. Sure SB-E mobos are more expensive but we are only talking about $50 more (when you factor in the cheaper CPU) for a much better and more modern platform...
EDIT - Of course for budget gaming a 2500k set up remains the obvious choice...

Upgrade path to IVB. IVB will be out in Q2 2012. There's no telling when IVB-E will be out for LGA2011. And quad core IVB will be WAY more overclockable than SNB-E 4C/8T -- and have higher IPC, too.
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Is it a good idea to sell my current system and buying lga2011 with this proc in hope to upgrade to a 6 core?
1155 is pretty much a dead end. I do a lot of 3d rendering and I'm stuck with this 4 core... there are not even dual socket mobos, that would still be cheaper than 2011

Dead end? There's a new processor coming out in a few months for this platform!
 
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