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Originally Posted by Captain318 View Post

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.

This...
I want to go x79.. but I am VERY content with my x58 platform...
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post #12 of 36
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Originally Posted by Captain318 View Post

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.

lol... i agree... I went out and looked at the parts I would want in my build. At this cost makes sense I go with the x79, my upgrade cycles are rather long ~ 5 years so I believe this would also be the better build in terms of longevity and future upgrades. I'll be buying a part at a time so who knows may even get a better deal on the x79 down the line. Lets see if Ivy has any effect on the x79/2011 prices biggrin.gifwink.gif have most of the parts i need so far.
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This...
I want to go x79.. but I am VERY content with my x58 platform...

It's all about being content with what you have... I'm going to turn this current PC into a WHS.... overdue for an upgrade
post #13 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

If you are going for the 3820, then I would go with the ASRock X79 Extreme6 non GB because I find the game blaster useless for me if I were to get it.
post #14 of 36
I would highly consider till the "retail" 3770k's come out before you make your decision.
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post #15 of 36
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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.

See update below
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Originally Posted by rsm650 View Post

If you are going for the 3820, then I would go with the ASRock X79 Extreme6 non GB because I find the game blaster useless for me if I were to get it.
Hmmm, got yah... still looking around though so will definitely look at the Extreme6
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I would highly consider till the "retail" 3770k's come out before you make your decision.

Yea, I am definitely going to wait to see how it really performs and what the prices of Sandy-E is after Ivy's release. It should be release this week (rather tomorrow @ Monday 23, April)

Is that why you are recommending i wait till then?



Update:

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
post #16 of 36
Well if the price isn't all that different I would say just get the x79 set up, at least you'll be able to either go six or eight core
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post #17 of 36
To be fair, there's a decent chance that Microcenter will have a deal on the 3770k just like the rest of their CPUs. Possibly even mobo/cpu combo deals.

That's why I would wait.
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post #18 of 36
i was asking myself the same question and decide id go for 3820 it is a little more future proof and the midrange will be obsolete pretty fast.
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We know that X79 will get Ivy Bridge E however I'm fairly certain LGA2011 has reached the end of the road and will not support Haswell.
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post #20 of 36
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We know that X79 will get Ivy Bridge E however I'm fairly certain LGA2011 has reached the end of the road and will not support Haswell.

True, Haswell will be on a new 1150 socket, not the 2011 socket.


Additionally, those buying current X79 boards with expectations of the future Ivy Bridge-E processor will have to wait until summer 2013. mad.gif
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Those, who expected to upgrade their extreme-performance systems six-core Intel Core i7-3900-series "Sandy Bridge-E" LGA2011 chips inside with even faster "Ivy Bridge-E" chips later this year will probably have to wait until at least the second half of 2013, as Intel has no plans to launch new generation of enthusiast processors in 2012.

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Edited by SandShark - 4/22/12 at 2:35am
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