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I am working out what to purchase for upgrades on my computer (as far as proc, mobo, and ram goes).

I am deciding between the 2500k and the 3570k. (both under lc with 360 rad)

The only worthwhile reason to go Ivy is the quad channel memory. It would cost me about $170 more (between mobo and ram) to have my desired quad channel setup. That is a tough sell, being I am unaware of the benefit of quad channel.

Ram for dual and quad would be Ripjaws X (2 x 4gb) and Ripjaws Z (4 x 4gb) respectively.

Would the increase in cost be worth the upgrade to quad channel or would the performance increase be negligible?
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Ivy bridge is still dual channel. You would need to go to Sandy Bridge E to get quad channel, and no, I dont think Quad Channel alone is worth going up in price. If you go with a 3930K, you get more cores and threads, but its going to be quite a bit more than socket 1155.
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Oh! I thought Ivy did support quad on X79 chipset O_O

Woops! I guess Ivy doesn't run on X79 at all? My mistake haha. If this is the case, quad channel dilemma is certainly take care of. Thank you sir!
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Oh! I thought Ivy did support quad on X79 chipset O_O
Woops! I guess Ivy doesn't run on X79 at all? My mistake haha. If this is the case, quad channel dilemma is certainly take care of. Thank you sir!

Ivy Bridge E will be an x79 chipset, but an upgrade from Sandy E.
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K. I'm starting college this coming fall, so I am still going more budget build. I can't justify the cost of a Sandy E or Ivy E. Thanks for your help sir.

Also, do you have any input as to which processor I should get?
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apart from what others have said, in most cases ram branded at quad channel is more a marketing idea for like 4 stick kits.. plus they probably jack up the price so for a ivy bridge it probably can be cheaper to buy 2 x (2 x 4GB) kits if you want 16GB smile.gif

if you want to save some money and have no need for HT, get the i5-3570k if you want to overclock.. if not any of the i5 variants will do the job thumb.gif
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post #7 of 8
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Quote:
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apart from what others have said, in most cases ram branded at quad channel is more a marketing idea for like 4 stick kits.. plus they probably jack up the price so for a ivy bridge it probably can be cheaper to buy 2 x (2 x 4GB) kits if you want 16GB smile.gif
if you want to save some money and have no need for HT, get the i5-3570k if you want to overclock.. if not any of the i5 variants will do the job thumb.gif

Thanks for the advice on the processor.

And yeah, I know it is cheaper to buy stuff separate, but being I won't be able to use quad channel there will not be a need for 4 sticks XD
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by Blast View Post

Thanks for the advice on the processor.
And yeah, I know it is cheaper to buy stuff separate, but being I won't be able to use quad channel there will not be a need for 4 sticks XD

nps, yep 8GB is pretty much all that is needed atm so a nice 2 x 4GB will be perfect.. smile.gif
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