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Im thinking of making a new build, and I have read mixed reviews about the comparison. This rig will be mainly for gaming and video editing
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I just posted something similar...xD
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Correct me if wrong, but the i7-3820 and an X79 will let you run quad channel memory. That might make video editing a little better, but won't matter much in gaming. If you can get the i7-2600k cheaper with a motherboard, I would go with that.
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Welcome to the forum!! I would probably go with the 3820k in your shoes because the 3820k is a CPU on par with the 2600k for equal money and the overclocking is still there because it BLCK overclocks, overall its a good chip and you also get the increased PCIe bandwidth with the X79 chipset. You will for sure see the difference in encoding videos but gaming it will be a wash

Plus if you decide you dont like the 3820k, you can always upgrade for Ivy Bridge-E to comes out for socket 2011 in Q4. thumb.gif
 
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Im thinking of making a new build, and I have read mixed reviews about the comparison. This rig will be mainly for gaming and video editing
thanks in advance biggrin.gif

For Gaming, don't go X79 unless your considering multiGPU scenarios (or have deep pockets).

Gaming i'd either go for SB or wait til April and get IvyBridge.
 
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For Gaming, don't go X79 unless your considering multiGPU scenarios (or have deep pockets).
Gaming i'd either go for SB or wait til April and get IvyBridge.

I've been considering the X79 as well and I'm interested to know why you don't recommend it for gaming?
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well here is my observation, I checked for my next upgrade cpu/mobo/ram and then i saw this

2700K+200e mobo+16gb 2133mhz combo 672€

3820+240e mobo+16gb 2133mhz combo 679€



3820 @ 4.7ghz ~ 1.35v is about the limit, ok it can do 5ghz but at ~ 1.48v...Imo 4.6ghz should be good enough for 2-3 years, until my next upgrade 8core(16threads) IvyBridge-E smile.gif
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i7 3820 if X79 is compatible w/ Ivy Brdge-E
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In the same boat. Deciding on which one.
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Get the i7 3820 since you're doing video editing. It's only around $10 more than a i7 2600k.
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