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Unless you are doing 3D modeling, video editing, high resolution photo touching, etc. Sandy Bridge-E is unnecessary. Anything above a quad-core is not being used for games.
Using the "Tick Tock" model, Intel is expected to release a new architecture, code named Haswell, by summer 2013. Sandy bridge should be sufficient until then.

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Thanks for the advice all, Anyone got any reccemendations for Z77 boards, i kinda sorta want one that does 8x 4x 4x all pcie 3.0, but i'll take 2* 8x, Can't do newegg or other places, australian stores only else it costs an arm and a leg, chances are i'll come across ivy bridge anyway, Just because i spend big, does not mean i spend stupid tongue.gif, Paying anymore then 30 bucks for postage is spending stupid if you ask me.
Edited by Rayleyne - 5/2/12 at 2:24pm
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Start looking at the Gigabyte Z77X UD3 or UD5 boards if you want a good value.

I have a P8Z77-V Pro that is pretty awesome, but it might a little pricey down there.
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If you are rich, just get a x79
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My vote goes to the X79 and 3820 (or 3930k if you have lots of cash now-a-days). Even for games, six cores do have a benefit although minor. But it is more future proof, if anybody here cares about that. X79 is such an awesome platform.
 
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You already have PCIe 3.0 there to double the bandwidth. The question is do you really need the extra PCIe lanes? If you are planning to do
* 3-way CF/SLI or more
* Adding a RAID card
* Make use of quad channel RAM or extra RAM size
Then X79 makes sense. Otherwise I fail to see how LGA1155 is insufficient for holding 4 years.

I will love to hear you say that 4 years down the line . 4 years ago quad duo cores would have been considered overkill for gaming and would have been told to stick to a standard dual core to save $.

I don't think that even quad duo chipsets have been considered "good" for gaming for a while, much less standard duo cores.
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I will love to hear you say that 4 years down the line . 4 years ago quad duo cores would have been considered overkill for gaming and would have been told to stick to a standard dual core to save $.
I don't think that even quad duo chipsets have been considered "good" for gaming for a while, much less standard duo cores.

Thing is today's CPU performance is much more mature than what it was back then. Our demand for CPU performance is not as aggressive as it was back then. I don't see how in the future having more PCIe lanes or quad channel DDR3 will be a game changer.

I have hold on to Pentium 4 and Athlon 64 Brisbane for a very long time. It sure works fine.
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post #28 of 32
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Thanks for the advice all, Anyone got any reccemendations for Z77 boards, i kinda sorta want one that does 8x 4x 4x all pcie 3.0, but i'll take 2* 8x, Can't do newegg or other places, australian stores only else it costs an arm and a leg, chances are i'll come across ivy bridge anyway, Just because i spend big, does not mean i spend stupid tongue.gif, Paying anymore then 30 bucks for postage is spending stupid if you ask me.

If you want PCI-e 3 then go for x79.

A z77 board with a SB cpu wont give you PCIe 3.

Anyway, the ASrock Extreme4 is good, I have one tongue.gif, $170 at pccasegear
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I may avoid Asrock boards for now, The reason why my 1155 board is dead is because the third x16 PCIE slot literaly fell off the dang board, and it was a Z68 fatality professional gen 3 (Aka asrock)
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I may avoid Asrock boards for now, The reason why my 1155 board is dead is because the third x16 PCIE slot literaly fell off the dang board, and it was a Z68 fatality professional gen 3 (Aka asrock)

Wow really :| never heard of that happening before, oh well. Go for an Asus then I'd say.
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