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post #21 of 44
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What needs to be understood is that 99% of games do not use anything above 4 cores. As many have stated before, any cores above 4 would only be utilized for high resolution photo editing, 3D modeling, rendering, etc.
IB-E will be a great chip, it's just unnecessary if you're going for a "functional" build. But if you want to grab the chip for bragging rights, then by all means do it. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Understood. Would you suggest an i7 SB or and i7 IB ?

IB is better but only about 10%. Not something you would but if you already have a SB but if you don't then get IB.

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post #22 of 44
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the 3820 is worse because it cant overclock and worse in gaming.

False.
Here is just one thread of 3820 overclockers http://www.overclock.net/t/1221208/i7-3820-overclock/0_30
There are guides all over the place of how to overclock a 3820.
It is true that the 3820 is not a 'k' series, but it can still be overclocked.
post #23 of 44
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Understood. Would you suggest an i7 SB or and i7 IB ?

This is the suggestion by the venerable Gordon Mah Ung over at Maximum PC: Ivy Bridge tends to run hotter when overclocked. For normal users, clock for clock, Ivy Bridge is a faster chip. For light overclockers, the Ivy Bridge is again the better choice.
For heavy overclocking for amateurs (4.5 to 5) the Sandy Bridge is the better choice. For extreme overclocking experts, the Ivy Bridge is better, but this is with dry ice contraptions and all kinds of gizmos out of the reach of us laymen.

So if you're like most of people in this forum, you're probably going to hit the mid-heavy range. I would suggest the Sandy Bridge.

There will be a new intel chip like every 6 months. At this point in time, software hasn't even caught up with hardware yet. No need to rush out to buy the newest chip as soon as possible. There will always be something better right around the corner.
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post #24 of 44
Someone mentioned this before but I'd like to reiterate it. Haswell, the code name for the next major Intel release, will be released next spring/summer.
Intel releases CPU's on an alternating yearly schedule for new architectures or a die-shrink. Ivy Bridge is a die-shrink, which is an improvement, but it's not the light year that Sandy Bridge was when it was released. Haswell is the next architecture.

You might want to consider getting an incremental change for now, and wait to drop the new chip and motherboard in next year. As long as you can run games on Ultra settings, I would stop until next summer.
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post #25 of 44
SungQ ok.. I like this idea, so put together a build that will run all games at top settings till next summer when I can upgrade to Haswell as you suggest. Thanks

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Is there a better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131760 motherboard then this, that you would recommend?
post #27 of 44
Anyone?
post #28 of 44
The thing about motherboards is that everyone needs something different out of their PC. Price doesn't necessarily mean it's the best for you. Features are different on every sku#, so it's a matter of picking what you will use your computer for now and in the future.

Things you want to pay attention to are how many graphics cards you intend on dropping in in the future, whether you will be using alot of USB devices, how many expansion slots you might need for other devices like sound cards or hard drives, whether the board support SLI or Xfire or both, etc.

For power users a very important aspect to pay attention to is how well the board overclocks. Alot of cheaper boards have voltage locks and can only be overclocked to mild amount. The board you linked looks like it has some built in overclocking features with pretty much all the other bells and whistles as well.

Sorry that I can't give you a straight answer on this one, but it's more about what you need. But if you want my opinion of the board, then ya. It's a kick-ass board.
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post #29 of 44
Basically I want to play the best games on the highest quality graphics, while frapsing, streaming live, watching a movie, and surfing the web all at the same time without any lag or skipping on any of my 4 monitors doing all this.
post #30 of 44
I haven't tried to do it in a very long time since my old i5 750, but streaming on one screen and playing a game on the other has always been really hard on my system. Now power has come a long way since then, but so have games. I'm really no expert on how apps put load on your CPU but I know that games these days usually rely about 80-90% on video card and the remainder on CPU.

I do have a friend with three 27" screens on Eyefinity. He has two 6970s Xfired in his rig. To play BF3 maxed out, he definitely needs that kind of power. It runs beautifully but wow you can feel the temp go up in the room. So I'm not even sure if doing the other things you want simultaneously would even be feasible if you're gaming on that level.
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