Originally Posted by Asloth
Mhill2029, I saw your coming soon PC build and I had a couple questions. Firstly, I see that your tower only has 7 expansion slots and you want to tri-SLI GTX 680s. I have been told that you would need 8 expansion slots to do that. Do you know if that's true or not? Secondly, why that motherboard? There are cheaper motherboards that can handle what your getting, such as this one: ASUS P9X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79.
In relation to your post; the i7-3820 is an IB-E processor, so I am confused by what you mean.
General question: does any know what socket ivy bridge processors use?
Oh i'm not going with the 800D, i'm still in the debating stage regarding case, memory and monitors. The motherboard is the one i'm most definately going for since i might even dabble in Quad SLI which this board is ideally suited for. Yes i'm crazy i know lol
Regards to the 3820; i meant that if you were going to upgrade to IB-E in the future, the 3820 would be an ideal temp chip to use, rather than forking out for the 3930K.
IB-E will be socket 2011 and most likely have 8 core CPU's.
IB will be 1155 and will consist of a max of quad core CPU's for the mainstream market.
But in your situation you are mostly a gamer, and i would think that SB, or IB on 1155 would be more feasible.