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Help with deciding which chip to go with, since not really going with Haswell

Poll Results: Which chip to go with for a new system for gaming (cant be a high dollar build, and will be doing one next year or so), but do have enough to go 2011 if need to.

 
  • 57% (4)
    1555
  • 0% (0)
    2011
  • 42% (3)
    AMD
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As poll says I am trying to decide on the best or great gaming CPU, I am really tore between 1555 or 2011 if I stay intel or just going AMD for a year or 2 until I build my huge all out super computer, and maybe by then intel will come back to theyre senses about therm paste etc.

So which would you suggest for a great gaming computer and why. I do have a budget but it isnt super small either, just cant be a super build. and will be taking most of the stuff out of sig, but MB,CPU, Ram, so thats what I have to buy and I am getting a SSD.
    
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Originally Posted by Darkshadow74 View Post

As poll says I am trying to decide on the best or great gaming CPU, I am really tore between 1155 or 2011 if I stay intel or just going AMD for a year or 2 until I build my huge all out super computer, and maybe by then intel will come back to theyre senses about therm paste etc.

So which would you suggest for a great gaming computer and why. I do have a budget but it isnt super small either, just cant be a super build. and will be taking most of the stuff out of sig, but MB,CPU, Ram, so thats what I have to buy and I am getting a SSD.

*1155 fixed

If this build is going to be next year, maybe wait to see how AMD Steamroller turns out in comparison to the high energy efficiency of Haswell.
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1150 4670K for the best gaming chip
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Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

1150 4670K for the best gaming chip

What review shows that, all the reviews I have read show that they are almost the exact same in game maybe a little difference but does it mean paying 100 to 200 more for a board with a chip that runs hotter?
    
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Darkshadow74 View Post

What review shows that, all the reviews I have read show that they are almost the exact same in game maybe a little difference but does it mean paying 100 to 200 more for a board with a chip that runs hotter?

You're going to spend how much on a Z77 board with no upgrade path while you can get haswell now and broadwell next year?

Here dude.. Grab an Extreme 4

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157369
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I caved, alot of good points where made, and my wife surpised me with some extra money and just bought me a High end z87 board, so I am going from a x58 board to a Haswell. just now have to wait until chips are released to buy it.
    
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OK question are the cpu coolant mount holes the same as the 1156/1155? Wanting to look at getting a conversion kite for my HK 3.0 or another block.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkshadow74 View Post

OK question are the cpu coolant mount holes the same as the 1156/1155? Wanting to look at getting a conversion kite for my HK 3.0 or another block.

1150 is the same as 1155/1156 in that regard.
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