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POLL: Should I go 2011 or IB 1155.

Poll Results: LGA 1155 (Ivy Bridge) or LGA 2011 (3820)?

 
  • 52% (19)
    2011
  • 47% (17)
    1155
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post #1 of 21
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Right now I'm in a pickle: I can't decide between LGA 2011 and LGA 1155 for my new build. Since I'm waiting a while to do the build, I would either go with the 3820 on 2011 or the 2500k/2600k/2700k equivalent when Ivy Bridge is released. A few details below. Help me OCN!
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I know you're thinking "just go with the Ivy Bridge 3570k and be done with it!"
However, I will be gaming at 5760 x 1080 and will be running three graphics cards. The only reason I consider 2011 is I know it having more PCI bandwidth, it is ideal for 3/4-way SLI/CF setups. I know that 1155 has the NF2000 chip allowing x16/x8/x8, but I still am convinced that 2011 is a better option for multiple graphics cards. The downside to 2011 is a higher TDP (especially when you overclock the partially-unlocked 3820 to 4.7 Ghz!) and a little more expensive. Going with 1155, it would be cheaper and for efficient, however 1155 isn't ideal for 3-way CF/SLI. Cast your vote above, and input below is valued.

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2011 ... then upgrade to ivy-E when it's out ...
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post #3 of 21
Believe it or not a 3-way CF/SLI mobo for 2011 is actually cheaper... I say go for 2011. It's not like you'll be bottlenecked with a 4.6-4.8GHz 3820 anyway, and you'll also enjoy the benefits of quad-channel RAM.
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Believe it or not a 3-way CF/SLI mobo for 2011 is actually cheaper... I say go for 2011. It's not like you'll be bottlenecked with a 4.6-4.8GHz 3820 anyway, and you'll also enjoy the benefits of quad-channel RAM.

My only concern is the higher TDP. I really am leaning toward 2011, though. Got any suggestions for a board under $300 for me? thumb.gif

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post #5 of 21
if its not out of the question, go 2011. its a more long term build, with upgrades to be had after the ib 1155 has matured. lot easier to get everything you want and grow on.

dosnt just apply to the gaming aspect but storage as well, youd be suprised how quickly sata ports disapear, same with pci/pcie/2.0/3.0 and usb for that matter.

once youve built a beast system, youll find that it dosnt want to stay as small as the initial build. it will hunger.

the 3820 is a good option and very adequate, and with the option to upgrade to the IB-E you really cant go wrong. as long as you know your income and how to budget it. also leaves room for gpu upgrades whenever the ones you plan to purchase are outdated. gtx 980s or hd 9970s really arnt as far away as some may think if you look at the recent production releases.
    
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I'm in a similar boat, and I plan to move to 2011 when the 3820 comes out. I don't need 6 cores, but I would very much like more PCI-E slots and bandwidth for the same reason. I am going to be attempting a 3x120hz setup and will need some serious GPU horsepower. Eventually I might pick up a hexa-core IB-E, but that would be icing on the cake rather than necessity.
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I'll be going IB 1155. thumb.gif
post #8 of 21
if you plan on playing surround id go with something thats 1200p 120hz monitor, maybe a single to start. surround is cool, but 60hz is kinda underwhelming IMO. specially if a 2011 build is within the budget. plus 5760x1080 at 60hz may sound awesome but it dosnt compare to 120hz, and if your planning on tri/quad sli/fire then it would be a waste.

i spent $900 on monitors for my sig build and it is cool. but after seeing a single 1200p at 120hz im quite disappointed. and monitor prices are likely to come down soon due to upcoming releases of oled screen monitors/tvs, so the upgrade from 1 to 3 may be minimal by the time your ready.

as far as tdp goes. you really wont be hindering yourself too much by going 2011 just look here

the pros outway the cons for the 2011, cept for the initial price. but thats what you pay for future proof

edit: actually, now im(kinda buzzed) mad at myself for not holding out for 2011 and jumping on the 2600k/3770 band wagon.
    
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My only concern is the higher TDP. I really am leaning toward 2011, though. Got any suggestions for a board under $300 for me? thumb.gif
Thanks.

Any full-size X79 ATX board under $300 (except maybe that $210 Intel one on newegg) is great; choosing one comes down to your own situation (ie: which expansion slot config do you like better, how many USB3 ports do you need, do you need eSATA and/or FW, how many SATA ports do you need, etc)

edit: on second thought, IIRC the ASRock Extreme3 has cheaper VRMs...
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Right now I'm in a pickle: I can't decide between LGA 2011 and LGA 1155 for my new build. Since I'm waiting a while to do the build, I would either go with the 3820 on 2011 or the 2500k/2600k/2700k equivalent when Ivy Bridge is released. A few details below. Help me OCN!
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I know you're thinking "just go with the Ivy Bridge 3570k and be done with it!"
However, I will be gaming at 5760 x 1080 and will be running three graphics cards. The only reason I consider 2011 is I know it having more PCI bandwidth, it is ideal for 3/4-way SLI/CF setups. I know that 1155 has the NF2000 chip allowing x16/x8/x8, but I still am convinced that 2011 is a better option for multiple graphics cards. The downside to 2011 is a higher TDP (especially when you overclock the partially-unlocked 3820 to 4.7 Ghz!) and a little more expensive. Going with 1155, it would be cheaper and for efficient, however 1155 isn't ideal for 3-way CF/SLI. Cast your vote above, and input below is valued.

Thanks! smile.gif
 


Don't have to worry about the PCIe lanes for LGA2011.

 

Full size board such as RIVE and UD7 has full 4x PCIe 3.0 @x16/x8/x8/x8. Native direct CPU, not via nF200.

 

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CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
i7-3960X i7-980X GA-X79-UD7 / GA-X58A-UD9 7970 + 465 
GraphicsRAMRAMHard Drive
2x 6990 + 580 16GB 2133 MHz 24GB 2000 MHz 120GB x 2 RAID0 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
120GB x 4 RAID0 Raptor 300GB x 2 RAID0 CPU-370 CPU-370 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
VID-AR699 EK FB X58A-UD9 Win 7 Ultimate x64 1500W / 1250W+1200W 
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