Originally Posted by v1ral
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
Yup, that is what I was thinking as well.
Originally Posted by CaptainChaos
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.
Well that is true, it just depends on the performance compared to the i7 3820 . So we will see, but more than likely they will have a deal.
Originally Posted by marduk666
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.
Yea that's the thing... at least for me it's not so bad, cuz i hardly upgrade but having the option to upgrade at least once more on that same Mobo would be good.
Originally Posted by TickleMeElmo
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.
Yup, pretty much.... only downside of intel... their socket life isn't that long.
Originally Posted by SandShark
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.
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.
Not a problem for me at all... I wouldn't be expecting to upgrade that soon either.
But nonetheless we will see what the real comparison is when we have full retail availability of the i7 3770K. Then I will make my choice