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Originally Posted by Hokies83 View Post

Quite easy Choice... 3770k..
3770k 340$ Vs 500$ 3930k in over 50 bench marks. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/551?vs=552
Then you have to add Avg cost of z77 mb around 150$... Avg cost of x79 mb 300$
The only Reason to go X79 would be for the Highend IB chips... or if your going to SLI more then 2 Gpus. other then that it is a waste of money vs z77 as the benchmarks show.

Or if you're doing anything that utilizes more than 4 cores. SB-E hexas eat IB chips for breakfast in those situations. But for single GPU/dual GPU gaming only, yeah Z77 + IB.
 
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3770k is a great chip, loving mine. thumb.gif
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post #13 of 36
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yes X79 does support PCI-E 3, i dont know where everyone keeps getting that it doesnt from. how do i know, i have asus rampage iv extreme running gtx 680s in PCI-E 3

I got it right from Intel. http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/chipsets/performance-chipsets/x79-express-chipset.html

While you can run PCI-E 3.0 graphics cards on X79 it will only run them at PCI-E 2.0 bandwidth.
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post #14 of 36
If money is not a problem get a 3930k, while it's just as fast as any of the other two for gaming, it's faster at Folding/encoding/editing etc, so you can either get a good all around chip (3770/2700) or you can get a good all around chip that will really shine. I wouldn't change my 3930k for any IB/SB cpu ever. And before we get a GPU that will make ue of PCI-e 3.0 you will most likely be replacing your all rig...
post #15 of 36
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Originally Posted by ColdFusionWi View Post

I got it right from Intel. http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/chipsets/performance-chipsets/x79-express-chipset.html
While you can run PCI-E 3.0 graphics cards on X79 it will only run them at PCI-E 2.0 bandwidth.

No, you can run PCI-e 3.0 cards at PCI-e 3.0.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5264/sandy-bridge-e-x79-pcie-30-it-works

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_2011/P9X79_PRO/

http://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/304/images/x79-models.html


Why are you spewing out fud?

Would you also like me to take a picture of my UEFI BIOS with the PCI-e 3.0/2.0 toggle?
 
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post #16 of 36
3570k. The i7's Hyperthreading will not help in games at all.
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post #17 of 36
I had a 3770k and a Z77 board for a couple of weeks and ultimately returned it and went back to a 2600k/Z68. For one thing the price delta between the two lines is pretty decent. Second, with my 2600k, I run at 4.5ghz with HT enabled at 1.23 Vcore. Temps top out in mid 50's.

With the 3770k, to hit 4.5 with HT on I needed 1.25 vcore for stability and the temps were in the mid 70's..

I ran both systems with a pair of GTX680's and the variance between the two in benches was less than 1%.

The 3930k being a 6 core chip obviously adds to certain types of productivity software that can benefit from the additional cores, just don't expect it to be better in gaming than a 2600k/3770k.

Also the nonsense someone else claimed above above PCI 3.0 and additional lanes is unfounded. Two cards on a PCI 2.0 board at 8x8x are virtually identical to being run on a PCI 3.0 board at 16x16x. I've tested it that way as well.


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post #18 of 36
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I had a 3770k and a Z77 board for a couple of weeks and ultimately returned it and went back to a 2600k/Z68. For one thing the price delta between the two lines is pretty decent. Second, with my 2600k, I run at 4.5ghz with HT enabled at 1.23 Vcore. Temps top out in mid 50's.
With the 3770k, to hit 4.5 with HT on I needed 1.25 vcore for stability and the temps were in the mid 70's..
I ran both systems with a pair of GTX680's and the variance between the two in benches was less than 1%.
The 3930k being a 6 core chip obviously adds to certain types of productivity software that can benefit from the additional cores, just don't expect it to be better in gaming than a 2600k/3770k.
Also the nonsense someone else claimed above above PCI 3.0 and additional lanes is unfounded. Two cards on a PCI 2.0 board at 8x8x are virtually identical to being run on a PCI 3.0 board at 16x16x. I've tested it that way as well.
Get the best bang for the buck rather than what people who are trying to justifiy their purchases tell you to buy. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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post #19 of 36
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No, you can run PCI-e 3.0 cards at PCI-e 3.0.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5264/sandy-bridge-e-x79-pcie-30-it-works
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_2011/P9X79_PRO/
http://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/304/images/x79-models.html
Why are you spewing out fud?
Would you also like me to take a picture of my UEFI BIOS with the PCI-e 3.0/2.0 toggle?

I'm honestly not "spewing" out anything, I'm simply reiterating what Intel has said about the X79 chipset, the 3820, the 3930K, and the 3960X. Nowhere does it say they support PCI-E 3.0. I will concede that a motherboard manufacturer could add that in, but X79 as defined by Intel doesn't support it. If I see something from Intel that says otherwise I will admit I'm wrong and sit in the corner with a dunce cap on.
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post #20 of 36
3930k, sli 680's in pcie 3.0....simple registry entry does the trick. Intel doesn't sate the support but the processor has the bandwidth and is compatible. But i don't see a diff 3.0 - 2.0 btw.

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