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$600 for a processor? Hell naww.
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Ok guys. I have made my decision to get the 3820! biggrin.gif
Thank you all for suggestions,etc. thumb.gif

Not a bad decision if you can utilise the features of X79. If you're looking for a relatively cheap X79 mobo with good features then look into the Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 Motherboard or maybe even the ASRock X79 Extreme4.
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$600 for a processor? Hell naww.

Well then unless you are planning on 3 graphics cards the x79 platform is a huge waste of money.

The ONLY reason for x79 IMO is either 6 or 8 core cpu's, or tri and quad SLI. Anything else and you are much better off with z77 socket 1155 and Ivy bridge.
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Yes its worth it. Socket 2011 offers more features and flexibility than 1155 and also has a upgrade path 1155 doesn't. Also, the buy in to the platform isn't all that bad with the 3820 and it OC's like a beast. What's not to love? thumb.gif
     
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Well then unless you are planning on 3 graphics cards the x79 platform is a huge waste of money.
The ONLY reason for x79 IMO is either 6 or 8 core cpu's, or tri and quad SLI. Anything else and you are much better off with z77 socket 1155 and Ivy bridge.

That's true but I know ALOT of people who only go single or regular dual SLI. But IMO SLI/CrossfireX is not even worth it unless you're and absolute performance person.
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That's true but I know ALOT of people who only go single or regular dual SLI. But IMO SLI/CrossfireX is not even worth it unless you're and absolute performance person.

That was my point exactly.

Unless you are going to use 3 or more GPU's, x79 is a waste of money.

1155 has more options and overclocks better in the case of the 4 core i7's.

You should wait a month and get a z77 motherboard and an Ivy Bridge CPU. Then get one good graphics card when you are ready.

If you can't/won't wait, get the 2700k and a Gen 3 z68 motherboard.
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That was my point exactly.
Unless you are going to use 3 or more GPU's, x79 is a waste of money.
1155 has more options and overclocks better in the case of the 4 core i7's.
You should wait a month and get a z77 motherboard and an Ivy Bridge CPU. Then get one good graphics card when you are ready.
If you can't/won't wait, get the 2700k and a Gen 3 z68 motherboard.

i was originally going to get a z77 and ivy bridge I7 3770K, but seeing and following how well the I7 3820 overclocks i beg to differ that sandy's OC better than it thumb.gif
i will post it again
http://www.overclock.net/t/1221208/i7-3820-overclock/70#post_16605972
we have another 5GHz OC on the I7 3820
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2011-1155 is a 100.00 difference. Everyone acts like its 500 or more. It is negligible. I got the 3820 and am completely blown away. Finishing up basic installs and software downloads right now. Going to overclock it later tomorrow and see what she can do. Clock speeds are minor difference as well. 4.8-5.0ghz are seeming to be pretty common.
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the Average Price of a Mid range Z68 with PCIe 3 is ~ $170
The average price of a Mid range x79 is ~ $270. And usually the Mid Range X79 has more features than a Higher End Z68 with PCIe3 and Cost about the same in the ballpark of $240-$280.

X79 will have a better Upgrade path than IB. Just look at X58 for example. 920's should still be relevant for another 2-3 years. anyone still think 1156/ lynnfield is relevant? didn't think so. When LGA1150/Haswell Comes out most people with 1155 will jump ship while a larger number of X79 owners will stay put with their current hardware.
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Just overclocked mine by upping it to 125x37. I chose the xmp profile for my ram and am benching it right now. Ran 1 hour of prime95 and am doing intelburntest on maximum. Idle temps is 28* and under stress the highest I have seen is 58*.
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