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hello guys

IB isn´t far away and I need a new CPU. My current build is in my Sig. and is the Cpu isn´t enough for Gaming and Livestreaming (fullhd). I waited for IB but now I´m not really sure about Ivy and what to do.
Now my Question which should I prefer?

IB: i7-3770K + Z77 Mainboard

or

SB-E: i7-3820 + X79 Mainboard (maybe Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5)

My Plan is a Noctua-DH-14 Cooler for the CPU

I think both CPUs are awesome but the i7-3820 is better for OC so far I have seen and the X79 Build is more flexible and rdy for IB-E.

The price should be similar. I could get the i7-3820 for 270 (euros, dont know it now in Dollars sorry). So what should I do?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 36
I'd say go for the 3820 as it is better for future upgrading.
 
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ok thanks. Now is the Question which Mainboard.. biggrin.gif
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3820. That way you can go Ivy Bridge-E. smile.gif
     
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Originally Posted by Pandora51 View Post

ok thanks. Now is the Question which Mainboard.. biggrin.gif

i have the asrock x79 extreme 7 it overclocks very well....i have my i7 3820 4.6ghz with vcore set to auto stable all day long thumb.gif , i need to update my sig
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Originally Posted by jamaican voodoo View Post

i have the asrock x79 extreme 7 it overclocks very well....i have my i7 3820 4.6ghz with vcore set to auto stable all day long

Wow, how in the world did you achieve this miracle? What settings did you use?

My experience has been very different.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jamaican voodoo View Post

i have the asrock x79 extreme 7 it overclocks very well....i have my i7 3820 4.6ghz with vcore set to auto stable all day long thumb.gif , i need to update my sig

Sounds good but I dont find it in my region. Maybe per Internet but it takes to long. What is with an Asrock extreme 4 or another Board? Is there a huge difference?
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post #8 of 36
I just purchased a 3820 after participating in this thread:

I'm running right now at 4.75Ghz on the Sabertooth, and I'm loving it! The biggest reason I went with X79 instead of Z77 is mainly the 40 PCI-E lanes that come with SB-E over the 16 (or 24, I can't remember) lanes that come with IB- and I must say, I don't regret spending a bit more for a second.

Best of luck with the build!
post #9 of 36
Hmmm, been wondering the same as well.... the x79 build I am looking at is $545 while the z77 build is $542

x79
ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB LGA 2011 : $279
i7-3820: $309.99 $249.99 + tax = ~$267 @ Microcenter

z77
ASRock Z77 Professional LGA 1155 $229.
i7 3770K :$313
Edited by Jamar16 - 4/21/12 at 11:21pm
post #10 of 36
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Originally Posted by Jamar16 View Post

Hmmm, been wondering the same as well.... the x79 build I am looking at is $569 while the z77 build is $542
x79
ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB LGA 2011 : $279
i7-3820: $309.99
z77
ASRock Z77 Professional LGA 1155 $229.
i7 3770K :$313

That's a no brainer. X79 biggrin.gif

I wish people would do the math and see that since the 3820 launched 2011 doesn't really cost more than 1155 and has a better upgrade path.
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