Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › New gaming rig! Is Sandy Bridge-E overkill!?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New gaming rig! Is Sandy Bridge-E overkill!? - Page 7

post #61 of 125
If anything.
It's all about bragging rights.
Notice everyone recommending 1155, has an 1155.
They wish they had a 2011 socket.
Blue & Gold X79
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4930K  Asus X79-DELUXE  EVGA GTX 980 ti SC ACX 2.0 G.SKILL RipjawZ Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Vertex4 128GB (OS) WD RE4 2x500GB RAID0 WD Caviar Black 2TB OCZ Vector 180 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Vector180 480GB 480GB OCZ Vector 180 series OCZ Vector 180 480GB Lite-on DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG Blue Ray Burner Cooler Master TPC 812  Microsoft Windows 10 x64 Asus PB278Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 Corsair HX1000 HAF932 Blue (custom paint) Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
Staples 
  hide details  
Reply
Blue & Gold X79
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4930K  Asus X79-DELUXE  EVGA GTX 980 ti SC ACX 2.0 G.SKILL RipjawZ Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Vertex4 128GB (OS) WD RE4 2x500GB RAID0 WD Caviar Black 2TB OCZ Vector 180 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Vector180 480GB 480GB OCZ Vector 180 series OCZ Vector 180 480GB Lite-on DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG Blue Ray Burner Cooler Master TPC 812  Microsoft Windows 10 x64 Asus PB278Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 Corsair HX1000 HAF932 Blue (custom paint) Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
Staples 
  hide details  
Reply
post #62 of 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by ski-bum View Post

If anything.
It's all about bragging rights.
Notice everyone recommending 1155, has an 1155.
They wish they had a 2011 socket.

We do? rolleyes.gif X79 is a glorified Z77 that just costs double the price. X79 is for guys who want to think they have the best but are just rocking old tech. 6 cores are nice if you use multithreaded apps but the majority of us would prefer more ipc over cores especially at intels prices.
Edited by Stay Puft - 10/29/12 at 7:29am
Core I7 5960X
(10 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core I7 5960X ASRock X99 OC Formula MSI GTX 970 Gaming MSI GTX 970 Gaming 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
G. Skill 16GB DDR4 2600 Sandisk Extreme II 240GB SSD Custom 480 Water Setup Windows 10 
PowerCase
AX1500I Corsair 900D 
  hide details  
Reply
Core I7 5960X
(10 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core I7 5960X ASRock X99 OC Formula MSI GTX 970 Gaming MSI GTX 970 Gaming 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
G. Skill 16GB DDR4 2600 Sandisk Extreme II 240GB SSD Custom 480 Water Setup Windows 10 
PowerCase
AX1500I Corsair 900D 
  hide details  
Reply
post #63 of 125
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

We do? rolleyes.gif X79 is a glorified Z77 that just costs double the price. X79 is for guys who want to think they have the best but are just rocking old tech. 6 cores are nice if you use multithreaded apps but the majority of us would prefer more ipc over cores especially at intels prices.

Really!? *** are you talking about!? X79 has more ram, more PCI lanes, etc.....How is it old tech if Z77 can't do it!? And you keep talking about 6 core, the 3820 is 4 cores!
post #64 of 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sasuke View Post

Really!? *** are you talking about!? X79 has more ram, more PCI lanes, etc.....How is it old tech if Z77 can't do it!? And you keep talking about 6 core, the 3820 is 4 cores!

He's right.


You'd end up spending 50%+ more money for 5-10% more gaming performance, at best.

The market for LGA2011 is pretty much limited to obscenely multi-threaded computing (i.e. can saturate all 12-16 threads) or extreme benchmarking/competition (i.e. QuadFire or Quad-SLI where bandwidth limitations make all the difference in points and rankings).

For actually playing your games, it's pretty much throwing a bunch of money in the garbage.

Let me put it this way: if you take a 4.5GHz 3930K + 2x GTX 690 SLI and put it up against a 4.5GHz 3770K + 2x GTX 690 SLI, you wouldn't be able to perceive the difference in any gaming situation, even multi-monitor/3D.

But then again OCN is full of people about bragging rights, spending more money than they need to, and unnecessary upgrades.
Edited by friend'scatdied - 10/29/12 at 8:19am
Audio E-peen
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-5960X ASRock X99E-ITX/ac Unobtainium GPU 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2666 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB Corsair H100i Corsair SP120 High-Performance PWM x2 Noctua NF-F12 iPPC-2000 PWM x2 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-A9x14 Windows 10 Pro x64 Dell U2715H Logitech G710+ 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone SX600-G NCASE M1 v4 Logitech G700s eVGA GTX 590 Mouse Mat 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Schiit Yggdrasil Unobtainium Amplifier Unobtainium Headphones Cambridge Audio Azur 851A 
AudioAudioOther
Anthony Gallo Acoustics Reference Strada JH Audio JH13 Pro (Custom Silver Cables) Herman Miller Embody 
  hide details  
Reply
Audio E-peen
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-5960X ASRock X99E-ITX/ac Unobtainium GPU 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2666 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB Corsair H100i Corsair SP120 High-Performance PWM x2 Noctua NF-F12 iPPC-2000 PWM x2 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-A9x14 Windows 10 Pro x64 Dell U2715H Logitech G710+ 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone SX600-G NCASE M1 v4 Logitech G700s eVGA GTX 590 Mouse Mat 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Schiit Yggdrasil Unobtainium Amplifier Unobtainium Headphones Cambridge Audio Azur 851A 
AudioAudioOther
Anthony Gallo Acoustics Reference Strada JH Audio JH13 Pro (Custom Silver Cables) Herman Miller Embody 
  hide details  
Reply
post #65 of 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

We do? rolleyes.gif X79 is a glorified Z77 that just costs double the price. X79 is for guys who want to think they have the best but are just rocking old tech. 6 cores are nice if you use multithreaded apps but the majority of us would prefer more ipc over cores especially at intels prices.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sasuke View Post

Really!? *** are you talking about!? X79 has more ram, more PCI lanes, etc.....How is it old tech if Z77 can't do it!? And you keep talking about 6 core, the 3820 is 4 cores!

Calm down with the fanboyism, both platforms offer their own benefits so there's no point trying to argue which is the best.
post #66 of 125
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

Calm down with the fanboyism, both platforms offer their own benefits so there's no point trying to argue which is the best.

It's not Fanboyism! I could careless about it, 1155 will be discontinued, and the 2011 socket will have a little more life in it! I'm doing a common sense move! I
post #67 of 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sasuke View Post

It's not Fanboyism! I could careless about it, 1155 will be discontinued, and the 2011 socket will have a little more life in it! I'm doing a common sense move! I

You are paying for a difference you will not be able to perceive during socket 2011's lifetime, though.
Audio E-peen
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-5960X ASRock X99E-ITX/ac Unobtainium GPU 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2666 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB Corsair H100i Corsair SP120 High-Performance PWM x2 Noctua NF-F12 iPPC-2000 PWM x2 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-A9x14 Windows 10 Pro x64 Dell U2715H Logitech G710+ 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone SX600-G NCASE M1 v4 Logitech G700s eVGA GTX 590 Mouse Mat 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Schiit Yggdrasil Unobtainium Amplifier Unobtainium Headphones Cambridge Audio Azur 851A 
AudioAudioOther
Anthony Gallo Acoustics Reference Strada JH Audio JH13 Pro (Custom Silver Cables) Herman Miller Embody 
  hide details  
Reply
Audio E-peen
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-5960X ASRock X99E-ITX/ac Unobtainium GPU 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2666 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB Corsair H100i Corsair SP120 High-Performance PWM x2 Noctua NF-F12 iPPC-2000 PWM x2 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-A9x14 Windows 10 Pro x64 Dell U2715H Logitech G710+ 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone SX600-G NCASE M1 v4 Logitech G700s eVGA GTX 590 Mouse Mat 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Schiit Yggdrasil Unobtainium Amplifier Unobtainium Headphones Cambridge Audio Azur 851A 
AudioAudioOther
Anthony Gallo Acoustics Reference Strada JH Audio JH13 Pro (Custom Silver Cables) Herman Miller Embody 
  hide details  
Reply
post #68 of 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by friend'scatdied View Post

You are paying for a difference you will not be able to perceive during socket 2011's lifetime, though.

When I upgraded to X79 and I was comparing the prices, a 2600k/ 2700k and a high-end board was near enough the same price as what I currently have, it's not massively cheaper.
post #69 of 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by ski-bum View Post

If anything.
It's all about bragging rights.
Notice everyone recommending 1155, has an 1155.
They wish they had a 2011 socket.

Of course, the other way of looking at it is that everyone who is recommending socket 2011 has socket 2011, and are looking to justify their purchase. wink.gif
post #70 of 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

I never thought i'd be fought tooth and nail over X79. biggrin.gif
Ivy Bridge E processors are based on Sandy Bridge's Microarchitecture
Haswell processors are based on Haswell Microarchitecture
See where this is going? Haswell is projected to be 10-20% faster then Ivy bridge. Haswell > Ivy Bridge > Sandy Bridge. How would Ivy Bridge E Quad processors based on sandy bridge Microarchitecture be faster then Haswell Quad's based on Haswell's Microarchitecture which is faster then Ivy Bridge?
Quad channel vs Dual channel memory

Dual channel DDR3 2200 @ 10-11-10-28. Doesn't look bandwidth starved does it? Show me how much better quad channel is wink.gif
Lastly the lanes where so many people fault 1155. Ivy introduced 16 of pcie 3.0 which equals 32 of pcie 2.0.
OP you're leaning towards X79 which is fine but dont believe all the hoopla about it being so much better then 1155. It's not as i speak from experience. I had a 3930K which i sold off after 6 months because i wanted something new.
My 3930K


Ivy Bridge-E (22nm) will be completely different than Sandy Bridge-E (32nm). Ivy Bridge (22nm) is completely different than Sandy Bridge (32nm). Your absolutely ridiculous. Ivy Bridge-E is a COMPLETELY COMPLETELY different monster than Ivy Bridge (NON-E) Ivy Bridge-E is going to be a native 12 core - Sandy Bridge-E is a native 8 core w/ 4 cores disabled.. You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. My point about Quad Channel wasn't that it's so much faster -but that Intel put it on X79 for a reason - because it's THEIR EXTREME CHIPSET. I speak from EXPERIENCE as well - I went from Z77 Ivy Bridge too X79 Sandy Bridge-E


And again - Why the hell would he invest $1900 into a LGA 1155 system that will be replaced and unsupported in 6 months RATHER than buying X79 which WILL support a future platform. There's absolutely no reasoning with some people..


Haswell = Mainstream consumers
Ivy Bridge-E = Enthusiast platform

X79 can be cheaper than Z77. $200 motherboard and $229 on a 3820 rather than $200 on a motherboard and $319 on a 3770K

Wonder what the -E stands for in Ivy Bridge-E? Extreme
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 10/29/12 at 12:22pm
AMD has Ryzen
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700 ASRock AB350 Gaming-ITX EVGA GTX 1060 3GB ACX 2.0 16GB Crucial DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
256GB Crucial SSD Stock RGB Cooler Windows 10 Professional 64 Two KG241Q 75HZ monitors 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Velocifire Brown Switch 10-Keyless. 750W Rosewill Glacier modular.  Thermaltake Core Mini ITX  Logitech G502 Spectrum 
Audio
Superlux 681 w/ HM5 pads.  
  hide details  
Reply
AMD has Ryzen
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700 ASRock AB350 Gaming-ITX EVGA GTX 1060 3GB ACX 2.0 16GB Crucial DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
256GB Crucial SSD Stock RGB Cooler Windows 10 Professional 64 Two KG241Q 75HZ monitors 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Velocifire Brown Switch 10-Keyless. 750W Rosewill Glacier modular.  Thermaltake Core Mini ITX  Logitech G502 Spectrum 
Audio
Superlux 681 w/ HM5 pads.  
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › New gaming rig! Is Sandy Bridge-E overkill!?