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Hey guys I have done a ton of research yet I'm having hard time deciding on what to use, 1155 is cheaper but 2011 is 4x channel RAM and more pcie lanes. I will be using this pc for as long as possible and will be upgraded later, I will be gaming, extreme multi tasking and photo and video creating and editing, price is a big factor so is it worth the extra 200 in parts for the 3820
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To chop a few seconds off the rendering(depending on what you do), go with the cheapest option, my friend still use his old i7 920 and hell I don't see why he would upgrade anytime soon.

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Hey guys I have done a ton of research yet I'm having hard time deciding on what to use, 1155 is cheaper but 2011 is 4x channel RAM and more pcie lanes. I will be using this pc for as long as possible and will be upgraded later, I will be gaming, extreme multi tasking and photo and video creating and editing, price is a big factor so is it worth the extra 200 in parts for the 3820

The 3820 is your best bet now based on that. You can swap it out for something better down the road. The cost difference between 1155 and 2011 isn't much at all now with the 3820.

Atleast if your not looking at low end or rubbish 1155 boards that is.
     
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I don't think the 3820 is worth it for what you are doing. The 3930K may be worth while if you are doing heavy video editing, but thats a 6 core/12 thread CPU. The 3820 is on par with the 2600K/3770K. In your shoes, I would likely go with the 3770K + Z77 mobo.
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Unless you are planning on using all those pcie lanes, there is almost no reason to get socket 2011 over 1155. The performance difference will be minimal between any of them.

Go with the 2600k or the ivy equivalent. The extra threads will be good for video editing and stuff over the 2500k.

If your planning more than 2 video cards, or multiple pcie storage cards or something, then go socket 2011, otherwise 1155 is the way to go.
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Also keep in mind 1155 dead ends with a quad. 2011's entry chip is a quad. It has the superior upgrade path if you plan on keeping this machine for along time.
     
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If costs is a concern go with the 2600K or get a used system that has the i7 970 cpu with a decent motherboard. They have been popping up at good prices and it's a 6 core machine.
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I will be doing medium editing live action stuff
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3820 easily!
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Its not the factor of how much editing I do but its the fact that I would have like 10 tabs open in Chrome, after effects open and skyrim all at the same time
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