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If you call this thrashing then go right ahead.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/551?vs=523
I see what your saying but why would he buy a 3770K when its going to be a dead socket anyway? His plan is good with getting a i7 3820 and getting a the mid-range IB-E or high end IB-E(if really wants to put out the money) and not upgrade for a good 3-5 years. Why keep buying Intel's mainstream desktop processors and new motherboards? Because after Haswell there's going to be something else, then after that there might be a new socket knowing Intel. That's my point.

If the OP is seriously considering 2011 that's fine and is a perfect choice if you want to run 3-4 graphics cards in SLI. If the reason is so he doesn't have to upgrade again in 2-3 years and is able to get the next latest processor. It's with the assumption that Ivy Bridge-E will give him a noticeable improvement in performance which we have no idea if that will be the case because it's a tick, not a tock.

Haswell is a tock, it's the tock that's supposed to give noticeable improvements in performance. I know a lot of you think I'm justifying my purchase when in fact I'm explaining how I came to my conclusion to buy into Z77 (one month ago) instead of X79, I don't plan on running more than two graphics cards in SLI.
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I know a lot of you think I'm justifying my purchase when in fact I'm explaining how I came to my conclusion to buy into Z77 (one month ago) instead of X79, I don't plan on running more than two graphics cards in SLI.

Nor do I, I went for X79 as it's less mainstream. #Hipstercomputing
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3820 @ 4.625Ghz
1st Pass : 77.34
2nd Pass : 16.3
3930K @ Not sure
1st Pass : 93.00
2nd Pass : 20.53
3770K @ 4.8Ghz, 2200 mem @ 10-11-10-28-1T
1st Pass : 88.16
2nd Pass : 18.42
Now i really have the itch to delid

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Nor do I, I went for X79 as it's less mainstream. #Hipstercomputing

 

HAH HA! Me too...

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I think the i7 3820 is waste of money. Get an i7 3770k or an i5 3570k for gaming. This CPU will be good for a long time. It is the GPU you have to worry about.
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-4.html

The reasoning explained why a 3570k is probably best for sub $1k builds
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I think the i7 3820 is waste of money. Get an i7 3770k or an i5 3570k for gaming. This CPU will be good for a long time. It is the GPU you have to worry about.



Most of the people that get 3820 don't get it for solely gaming, it's more about buying into the platform.

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Most of the people that get 3820 don't get it for solely gaming, it's more about buying into the platform.

So it's all about what is to come say like Ivy Bridge-E? That's exactly what I didn't want to do, buy a 3820 for now and upgrade later when Ivy Bridge-E is released, I wanted X79 but was not willing to settle for a 3820 that's partially unlocked and wait for something better to come along. Can you imagine waiting all this time and having Ivy Bridge-E released only to find it's only a bit faster than Ivy Bridge mainstream!? Let's just say I'm not a betting man!
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Would you mind downloading and running this benchmark?
http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=520
3930K guys. Mind doing the same? Run it in 64 bit mode

Pass 1
encoded 11812 frames, 109.70 fps, 7756.83 kb/s
encoded 11812 frames, 110.29 fps, 7756.82 kb/s
encoded 11812 frames, 110.50 fps, 7756.83 kb/s
encoded 11812 frames, 110.26 fps, 7756.85 kb/s

Pass 2
encoded 11812 frames, 24.23 fps, 8000.17 kb/s
encoded 11812 frames, 24.24 fps, 8000.16 kb/s
encoded 11812 frames, 24.26 fps, 8000.12 kb/s
encoded 11812 frames, 24.26 fps, 8000.10 kb/s

3930K at 4.5GHz on a Rampage IV Extreme, DDR3/2133 9-11-10-28-2T.
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Ok, so I have a similar dilemma. I plan on doing a GAMING rig in Jan and I'm feeling x79 - 3920, is this a decent CPU. I want to get it to at least 4.5 and plan on running a 4Gb 690 with a 2560x1440 monitor. That all being said this rig is for gaming only and am more concerned about the fact that someone mentioned x79- pci3 won't work with nvidia. I'm getting a single 690 first up then if a second hand one comes up on eBay at a later date I will pick it up too.

Also do you think that with IB-E will come a whole new lot of motherboards?

Much appreciated.thumb.gif
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