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Its coming time to upgrade my rig as I am not at all impressed with the BD performance. Unfortunately I did little research prior to building my current system and it is now time to change sides.

My question for you guys is, go with Z77 or X79?

The reason I ask is because I want a very capable folding machine as well as a good gamer.
The other reason is I would like to make sure this upgrade will last me a while. I know the 2011 socket will continue on for a bit where the 1155 is coming to an end shortly.

Here is the build plan thus far:

Case: Corsair 600T SE
HDD: 1TB Seagate or WD
SSD: Crucial M4 256GB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 1600 8GB
GPU: GTX 670 ( not sure which one yet )
PSU: Corsair HX 750
Cooler: H100i

Then it comes down to the CPUs and MOBOs

Z77
CPU: 3570K
MOBO: Maximus V Gene

or

X79
CPU: 3930k
MOBO: Rampage IV Gene

Part of my goal for this build was also to make a rig that is smaller which is why I chose the Gene motherboards, i just havent found an MATX case that I like yet so the 600T is on the list for now. I would like this upgrade to be a rig that I wont have to update for some time, maybe with the exception of adding in a 2nd 670 at some point down the road.

The X79 rig will only run me about $300 more than the Z77. so what do you think? What would you get?
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I'd go the z77 Route, Unless you have a compelling reason for 6-cores, you probably won't need the x79 setup.
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Folding is really the only reason for the 6 cores. I could have gone with the 3820 but I don't see much of a point in getting the X79 with the 4 core CPU, im sure I would just want to upgrade soon after.
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Originally Posted by navynuke499 View Post

Folding is really the only reason for the 6 cores. I could have gone with the 3820 but I don't see much of a point in getting the X79 with the 4 core CPU, im sure I would just want to upgrade soon after.

That is true, If you really want the x79, Then go for it!

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post #5 of 7
If you want to go X79 just for an upgrade path, do know your upgrade path will be expensive for that socket, there will probably only be one processor close to the next 1150 like how the i7 3820 for 2011 was the one performing next to the 3770k in lga 1155, but again the 3770k was a bit faster than the 3820. 6 cores is overkill for gaming, if you want an upgrade path, maybe wait for haswell. Unless you have the money to upgrade on a 2011, then go for it I say.
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People say 1155 is going to become a dead socket, but if that's two years from now that really is not that soon. They only released Ivy Bridge seven months ago, Haswell will be released as long as six months from now. It's not like a year or two later 1155 is just going to disappear and chips/motherboards will no longer be available. That doesn't make sense for all of the Ivy Bridge CPU's Intel has produced up until this point, and will produce six months from now. It could take even longer for 1155 to be discontinued for all we know, possibly even three or four years from now.

Get a 3570k, overclock it, and get the most you can out of it for the next three years or more.
post #7 of 7
Personally I would just stick with Z77 mostly because the socket is well known and is going to be around. X79 is up and comming for future upgrades. Look on the bright side you're building a custom rig not a ready-made throwaway Dell or HP that's going to be outdated in a year or so. biggrin.gif
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