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Need help deciding between X79 and Z77.... More specifically i7 3820 or a i7 3770K?

Poll Results: Which cpu do you think I should go for?

 
  • 32% (10)
    i7 3770K
  • 67% (21)
    i7 3820
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post #1 of 30
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So i need help deciding between two cpu's... an X79 or a X77. basically wanna game on multiple monitors with a pretty good fps and performance. So to get a good fps i might need to Cfx or Sli in the future to keep up. also want to know which cpu is better for an eyefinity setup or a surround vision setup.
Also i might start overclocking my cpu's in the near future. so an unlocked cpu like the 3820 poses a limit at 4.5 to 4.7 (i think) ghz on all 4 cores. on the other hand its x79 and has its own set of advantages (which im not very sure of). saw a recent article where the i7 3770k can overclock to around 7 ghz on dry ice
( source: http://www.obr-hardware.com/2012/02/core-i7-3770k-ivy-bridge-7-ghz-fully.html )

so any advice would be really gratefull!! biggrin.gifthumb.gif
post #2 of 30
I have an R4E and 3820 and I vote 3770. But guess it could be just cuz I like trying new stuff.
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post #3 of 30
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Little_Timmy View Post

I have an R4E and 3820 and I vote 3770. But guess it could be just cuz I like trying new stuff.

have u tried overclocking the 3820? what max clock speed did you attain? was it water cooling or aircooling? (sorry but my queries are endless, the more i know the more sure i feel of buying a certain product) and why are you voting for a 3770k over a 3820? do you feel the 3820 is inadequate in any way? redface.giftongue.gif
post #4 of 30
Sorry I didn't see this sooner. Yes I have tried overclocking and I think the 3820 is a fine chip. I have had 3 and all of them would clock to 4.3 without doing anything other than mult. I tried several overclocks beyond that and did not have as much luck with it being a 24/7 OC but I think that was mostly due to my lack of know how. There is a great thread on here regarding OCing the 3820 and 5ghz is doable from what I can gather. I have noticed (I think) that my 3820 requires more cooling OC'd than my 2600k (130w vs. 95w) did and I would assume that the 3770 would be even more of a jump in the cooler direction since it will be a 22nm. On the other hand I have read that a few months after the 3770 release there would be one or more X79 Ivy Bridge chips. In that case I would rather have 3820 with the option to upgrade later. I have been fortunate and been able to sell my used CPUs for close to what I paid (-30 to -40) with the exceptions of one that I ruined and I of coarse didn't sell it. In either case I doubt you will notice much of a difference unless you are video editing or some type of high stress CPU tasks. I can't tell much of a difference from 3.8 to 4.3 on my current chip and could only tell min difference in stock to 4.8ghz on my 2600k.
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post #5 of 30
3820+X79.

You have a 6 core option in case you later want to upgrade to it.

Z77 is a mainstream platform.
   
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post #6 of 30
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any suggestions on a good x79 motherboard, not too expensive ($250 max with shipping maybe)
I looked at the asrock x79 extreme 4 it seems a good mobo for the price? What do you guys think?
post #7 of 30

 

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Originally Posted by dr4gonhunt3rZ View Post

any suggestions on a good x79 motherboard, not too expensive ($250 max with shipping maybe)
I looked at the asrock x79 extreme 4 it seems a good mobo for the price? What do you guys think?

 

 

If this rig is going to be strickly 4 gaming, then go Z77 + 3770K..!

 

 

Cuz, you won't loos much (if anything) in terms of raw performance, but the X79 platform does not have VirtuMVP...   & the Z77 does.

post #8 of 30
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Originally Posted by formula m View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by dr4gonhunt3rZ View Post

any suggestions on a good x79 motherboard, not too expensive ($250 max with shipping maybe)

I looked at the asrock x79 extreme 4 it seems a good mobo for the price? What do you guys think?


If this rig is going to be strickly 4 gaming, then go Z77 + 3770K..!


Cuz, you won't loos much (if anything) in terms of raw performance, but the X79 platform does not have VirtuMVP...   & the Z77 does.
Yeah this. I dont get why people bother with 3820. No disrespect but 2011 for me is enthusiasm and a quad core with a locke multi is far from it.
(I know they can get nice OCs as well)
But I would rather bet my money on a IVY chip that a locked CPU for 2011.
Just my opinion.
Also I would wait a bit - this first gen IVY doesn`t seem that perfect. We know ehen SB hit the marked it nearly changed the world. But IVY with its 95W TDP instead of 77W is headscratch.gif
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post #9 of 30
I had to make the same decision as you, I went with the 3820 with the R4E.

My reasoning was that IB will be the last generation on the 1155 socket, which means after IB you'll have to buy a new CPU and Mobo to upgrade, with SB-E however we can look forward to IB-E sometime late this year/ next year so there will be a better upgrade path, IMO at least.

If you're going to solidly game on the rig then you may aswell go for the 3770k, however if you do what I do and use the rig for folding aswell then IMo I think X79 is the better option as you can use more RAM and fold using a VM of Linux and use RAM-disks.

Whichever you'll choose you'll no doubt enjoy it, good look with the upgrade. thumb.gif
post #10 of 30
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If this rig is going to be strickly 4 gaming, then go Z77 + 3770K..!


Cuz, you won't loos much (if anything) in terms of raw performance, but the X79 platform does not have VirtuMVP...   & the Z77 does.

VirtuMVP is great for increasing frps from 120-150 but once it dips 60fps it does more harm than good, in other words it hurts when you need it.
 
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