Originally Posted by Valgaur
I just had a great idea on my build layout for this year..... completely different fron what most people would think in a build. What I'm stuck on though is what I should get for a mobo/cpu setup.... I kinda want a x79 board for the blocks but thats kinda silly for just the looks..... what do you think I should use for the cpu and mobo? im open to any Intel ideas, and quad 7970's baby
depending on the new 700 series of course....
...X79 / LG2011 is supposed to stick around for longer (longer than LG1155 anyhow)...and they'll be able to run the next gen Ivy-E / Haswell-E as well when they come out late 2013, though there will also be a new chipset, the X99 (main difference to X79: more USB3, more Sata 6GB native)
...with X79, you get a true 40 PCIe lanes- just ducky for running 4 GPUs unless you opt for the MVE (or Gigabyte xxxUP7) - OR, go for this
...CPU wise, it's a question of budget...I got enough new stuff to last for a while, but Haswell is rumored to be - drum roll please - not much faster than Ivy at clock-for-clock but a HUGE overclocker (folks on NDA have been hinting, as has Intel itself)...I have heard stories by 'trusted sources' whereby Haswell can hit a further 700+ MHz on the same vCore
...personally, I would still opt for a X79 with either a 3930K or an 'X' series, depending on budget, especially as you're already running a fast Ivy (...just remember Fast Frankie when you want to increase vCore some more
...look forward to learn about what you mean when you post above "...completely different from what most people would think..." That sounds intriguing..
.I am having a great time planning the aforementioned 'desk computer' - not that I invented that but will do my own thing. The general idea of NOT being forced into a case and its restrictions , no matter how nice and big, is VERY appealing. I measured things out already and save a huge amount of space while having my fav 3 boards under glass and sharing some components !Edited by Joa3d43 - 4/2/13 at 7:07pm