Originally Posted by Stay Puft
Someone actually said 3820? Haha
I've explained it before multiple times, but if someone wants more than 4 threads, it much better to go into X79 for multiple reasons, and cost being one of them. The cost of a 3770k/3820 are very similar and sometimes the X79 can be cheaper over-all and offers much more upgradability than the EOL 1155. The 100$ premium for HT on 1155 is not worth it when can get the same 8 threads + more on x79, especially is one is going mATX.
3820 is a quite capable chip, and gives a way to upgrade. 1155 and the 2700k/3770k do not.
Originally Posted by PCModderMike
If you're a pure gamer, you would want to be checking out an i5. I know a lot of people are still rocking the 2500K, it's a champ still. It can be had at a real good price, with lot's of money left over for a beast GPU.
Either a 2500k/3570k or jump into the 3820 and X79. HT on 1155 is a waste, in my very humble opinion.
the 3820 is still very OCable even though it's multi isn't unlocked, and offers the upgrade to the 3930K and 12 thread territory.
but I digress.