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

 
  • 52% (19)
    2011
  • 47% (17)
    1155
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post #11 of 21
OK, IMHO you could build a 2011 system BUT BEHOLD:

1) Whatever you choose get a proper mobo! Dont save your money there! [Go for a R4E and you are bullet proof]
2) If you go 2011 get a proper CPU [3930K, not that 38XX whatever]
3) Whatever you choose get a proper cooling solution. 4 cards=Much heat! A 3930K=massive heat.
3.1) Get a proper case with LOTS of airflow!
4) If you OC a 3930K only a mad man like me uses air cooling. Water is a must.

So if you can get very nice cooling and dont mind the money: Get it while the getting is good!

/ *
If you if consider all the above and cant get all the required stuff you might think about getting IVY.
Why?
You can push that thing to 5GHz, have massive CPU power but less heat and power consumption.
And I rather doubt that a 5GHz IVY Quad will bottleneck 4cards.
The only real downside would be the PCI-E lanes.
*/

However good luck with your choice and remember to post a building log biggrin.gif
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post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by Usario View Post

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...

I'm thinking about the ASRock Extreme7.
     
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post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by Mr.Eiht View Post

OK, IMHO you could build a 2011 system BUT BEHOLD:
1) Whatever you choose get a proper mobo! Dont save your money there! [Go for a R4E and you are bullet proof]
2) If you go 2011 get a proper CPU [3930K, not that 38XX whatever]
3) Whatever you choose get a proper cooling solution. 4 cards=Much heat! A 3930K=massive heat.
3.1) Get a proper case with LOTS of airflow!
4) If you OC a 3930K only a mad man like me uses air cooling. Water is a must.
So if you can get very nice cooling and dont mind the money: Get it while the getting is good!
/ *
If you if consider all the above and cant get all the required stuff you might think about getting IVY.
Why?
You can push that thing to 5GHz, have massive CPU power but less heat and power consumption.
And I rather doubt that a 5GHz IVY Quad will bottleneck 4cards.
The only real downside would be the PCI-E lanes.
*/
However good luck with your choice and remember to post a building log biggrin.gif

All I would do is a 3820. Can't afford a 3960x. Then I'd have to cut back to two high-end cards for a chip I would have no practical use for. Booooo thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif Only reason I even consider going 2011 is the PCI-E lanes. thumb.gif

P.S.: I'm the madman of them all: air-cooling the whole thing!
     
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post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by microfister View Post

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.

Too late, already got killer deals on three Asus 24" LED monitors. thumb.gif But thanks! Might get a single 120hz for games that don't look good on three screens. Who knows. wheee.gif
     
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post #15 of 21
Get a nice HAF, Lian Li, or Case Labs case for that aspect - you'll want good airflow. Alternatively if you're going to watercool get a Case Labs and do it right the first time through.

Go 2011 for the motherboard. Current spending will save money in the long run.
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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by iamwardicus View Post

Get a nice HAF, Lian Li, or Case Labs case for that aspect - you'll want good airflow. Alternatively if you're going to watercool get a Case Labs and do it right the first time through.
Go 2011 for the motherboard. Current spending will save money in the long run.

Already got a NZXT Phantom.
     
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post #17 of 21
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Hm, it looks like 1155 is winning!
     
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post #18 of 21
Get a 3820 and overclock it to 4.6-4.8GHz and you're all set. thumb.gif
 
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post #19 of 21
2011 X79 since it's the successor to X58 and the X58 was top dawg
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LG 27MP68VQ-P 27" 1920 x 1080 60Hz IPS LED LG 27MP68VQ-P 27" 1920 x 1080 60Hz IPS LED Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum Corsair HX850W PSU Professional Series 
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2011 X79 since it's the successor to X58 and the X58 was top dawg

Plus I can upgrade to the successor of the 3820 thumb.gif I realized if I went with Ivy Bridge, I'd have to get a new motherboard for the next series. But not for SB-E!
     
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