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post #31 of 35
Just note: IB is the last change in the 1155 socket before the whole socket is no longer upgradable. LGA 2011 will last much longer and since you can afford it, I'd go for it.
post #32 of 35
Toms Hardware has a good guide for this price range.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-a-pc-budget-overclock,3160.html
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Oh wow I didn't know the upgradeability would stop after this release of IB, that could possibly be a deal breaker for the 1155 socket since I had plans to upgrade later, decisions decisions. Is this true about the 1155? If so I might have to go with the i7-3820 after all, though I need to look into this a little more. Thanks for the link to the possible builds on tomshardware, that site and this forum have been the driving force of managing this build of mine. So now I am wondering if I do go the 3820 route whether my 600w OCZ modxstream pro modular powersupply will be able to support:

i7-3820
Asrock x79 Extreme 7
Gigabyte gtx 570
OZ 120gb ssd
Quad channel Gskill ripjaw x 4x4
Zalman z9 plus
standard LG DVD drive
CM Hyper 212 Evo
a standard hard drive of between 500gb-1tb (still looking into what to get)

The majority of these have been mentioned and linked earlier in the thread, with only the change of the gtx570, an increase of capacity for the ssd, Asrock x79 Extreme 7 (a possible step up choice from the Extreme 4), and adding a second, normal harddrive to the build. If the psu can handle all of this even on a heavy load I will just go ahead and do this build. IB sounds like a nice step up, but I think i'm thinking of Haswell as of right now for future upgradeability. Let me know your thoughts and if I should pull the trigger on this build. Xbit says the 3820 can consume up to 170.5 W and I read a gtx can get up to 250 W range, which seems like alot to me. If I can get a few confirmations that the psu will manage i'll most likely go with this. Sorry if it sounds like a repeat question, again i'm cautious but trust me I think i'm almost done annoying you all haha :-).
Edited by popes2 - 4/13/12 at 2:56pm
post #34 of 35
the psu can still manage your specs as long as you stay within single videocard...

the reason you go for the 1155 socket with same performance is to fit the monitor as you want in that $1200 budget, otherwise add a separate budget for the monitor in socket 2011 specs at same budget
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post #35 of 35
If your drop down to i5 and 1155 youd be able to get abetter gpu. That said, socket 2011 is more upgradable
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