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Is there a reason you need 2011 and a 6 core? Haswell is coming out in 3 months. No need to blow money on X79
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But really. when do we think the Ivy bridge 2011s will come out? because the use of PCI-E 3.0 is whats holding me back.
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Originally Posted by Xann27 View Post

But really. when do we think the Ivy bridge 2011s will come out? because the use of PCI-E 3.0 is whats holding me back.

September or October for IB-E probably.

June 2nd for Haswell. Also if you're thinking IB-E quad. The 4770K will be faster then anything short of a IB-E hex
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selling a used processor. um, no.

i plan on running 2 GTX580 SCs. i already have one.

Okay, well 2x 580's are fine to run on PCI-E 2.1. It'd be if you were getting 670's or 7950's etc, even then two are fine on 2.0/2.1 it's only when you add three or more to see a bottleneck.
And why not sell a used processor? What is wrong with that? I've sold two myself on eBay and gotten reasonable amounts.
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September or October for IB-E probably.

June 2nd for Haswell. Also if you're thinking IB-E quad. The 4770K will be faster then anything short of a IB-E hex

Yeah this, but x79 is a better platform smile.gif
 
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Asus is the only company that seems to have x79 down.
Giga has some serious UEFI and Power Throttling issues, AsRock seems to be REALLY hit and miss with DOA on 2011.

My recommendation is to skip the RIVE and get a P9X79 WS.
Its got everything you need for stability and overclocking without all the "l33t" of the RIVE.
Less money too.

Workstation board > Gamer board

As for CPU, 3930k all the way.
No contest.
Good overclocking, great performance, the price is reasonable for what you get, etc.
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Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post

Asus is the only company that seems to have x79 down.
Giga has some serious UEFI and Power Throttling issues, AsRock seems to be REALLY hit and miss with DOA on 2011.

My recommendation is to skip the RIVE and get a P9X79 WS.
Its got everything you need for stability and overclocking without all the "l33t" of the RIVE.
Less money too.

Workstation board > Gamer board

As for CPU, 3930k all the way.
No contest.
Good overclocking, great performance, the price is reasonable for what you get, etc.

Yep. before i sold my 3930K and P9X79 WS, it was a really good setup. the P9X79 WS is a Rampage IV Extreme in mature clothing. it is very stable and will support extremely high overclocks of your chip as well as support for as many GPU's as you could ever want. thumb.gif
 
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post #27 of 37
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Okay, well 2x 580's are fine to run on PCI-E 2.1. It'd be if you were getting 670's or 7950's etc, even then two are fine on 2.0/2.1 it's only when you add three or more to see a bottleneck.
And why not sell a used processor? What is wrong with that? I've sold two myself on eBay and gotten reasonable amounts.
Yeah this, but x79 is a better platform smile.gif

X79 is just a copy of Z77 with a few things changed
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X79 is just a copy of Z77 with a few things changed

Moar VRM's and it has support for more memory and such. And cores wink.gif
 
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post #29 of 37
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X79 is just a copy of Z77 with a few things changed

They are 2 totally different platforms with different design features. X79 is based on the Intel C606 server platform while the Z77 is the mainstream platform. Look at the memory, PCI-E lanes, USB 3.0, and integrated vs no integrated GPU. These are 2 totally different animals.

Here is the X79 chipset



Here is the Z77 chipset
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Moar VRM's and it has support for more memory and such. And cores wink.gif

Ivy doesnt eat as much power as SB-E so the amount of vrm's doesnt matter. Its about the quality anyway
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