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Should I upgrade my i7 920 D0 or build a Ivy bridge?

Poll Results: i7-990X or Ivy Bridge

 
  • 40% (2)
    i7-990X
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    Ivy Bridge
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post #1 of 12
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Hi, I am wanting to find out which chipset would be better: i7 1366 set or i7 Ivy bridge? I am planing to get a new MB (going from Evga to Asus) and getting a i7-990X, etc. Or is the Ivy bridge going to be better? And again will be going Asus MB and an extreme chip for the ivy bridge. I am just not sure how it will be compair to the i7-990X.
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if you need to upgrade? Go with Ivy for sure. But if your chip isn't dead yet, there's no real reason to go away from the 1366 platform. You'll see an increase in some games, but imo it's not worth the cost. But I suppose you're not asking for that opinion eh? smile.gif Yeah, when you upgrade definitely go with Ivy bridge, 1366 can still hold its own against almost everything out there, but Ivy is definitely the way to go i would think
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post #3 of 12
Ivy Bridge would be better (i7-3770) unless you can get a good deal on the i7-990x.
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post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by Darkshadow74 View Post

Hi, I am wanting to find out which chipset would be better: i7 1366 set or i7 Ivy bridge? I am planing to get a new MB (going from Evga to Asus) and getting a i7-990X, etc. Or is the Ivy bridge going to be better? And again will be going Asus MB and an extreme chip for the ivy bridge. I am just not sure how it will be compair to the i7-990X.

If you're buying a new motherboard, go SB-E or Ivy. If you're sticking with 1366 and the same motherboard, then definately buy a gulftown chip. Only if the price is right, under $600.

A 990x will be very capable for the next few years.
    
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if you need to upgrade? Go with Ivy for sure. But if your chip isn't dead yet, there's no real reason to go away from the 1366 platform. You'll see an increase in some games, but imo it's not worth the cost. But I suppose you're not asking for that opinion eh? smile.gif Yeah, when you upgrade definitely go with Ivy bridge, 1366 can still hold its own against almost everything out there, but Ivy is definitely the way to go i would think

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I am having to build a new system anyways. From the ground up. So wasnt sure which way to go. I am going to build it with 8-12 gigs ram, 3 gtx sli, 2 SSDs and 2 HDs each set in Raid, sound card, etc ,and WCed. so I just trying to figure which chipset I am going with the i7-990X or the Ivy bridge.
    
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post #8 of 12
Wait for the Ivy 1155. Good price and performance.
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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Darkshadow74 View Post

I am having to build a new system anyways. From the ground up. So wasnt sure which way to go. I am going to build it with 8-12 gigs ram, 3 gtx sli, 2 SSDs and 2 HDs each set in Raid, sound card, etc ,and WCed. so I just trying to figure which chipset I am going with the i7-990X or the Ivy bridge.

Don't buy 1366 new that's at the end of it's life cycle. I'd go for a 3930k instead and a nice x79 board. There will be future cpus released for x79 which you can slap into your board later on to give you a nice jump in speed/OCs. The 990x will be all she wrote, end of the road.
    
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post #10 of 12
990x., You already have a board. one less thing you have to buy.
And its not like the 990x isn't good.
Its a beast.
Just get one.
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