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My 3930k comes in from intel retail edge the day after tomorrow. Was planning to sell it locally for around 500 which would cover pretty much a mobo and cpu for haswell. I've ordered all my parts except the mobo and cpu. I could either pick up a 2011 socket and just go with my incoming 3930k, or a 1150 and build a haswell rig.

Coming from a i7 920 @ 4ghz...Task is mostly gaming, I stream on twitch which is a good reason to pick up the 3930k for more core count, but considering it's a sandybridge-e chip I'm not to sure if I want to go that route. I plan to heavy OC, already ordered a kraken x60 and liquidmetal ultra to delid the 4770k (3930k is soldered, I know, not delidding that =P). What would you do? Advantage for the 3930? Socket is lasting till 2016 from what I've heard? So I can just drop in a Ivy-E or Haswell-E down the road? Or I can go 1150 and get a newer architecture with a delid oc...

I'm a confused cookie =*(...

Stuff I've ordered so far...
NZXT Kraken x60
NZXT Phantom 820
Sound Blaster ZXR
4x Spectre Pro fans for push/pull for Kraken
Gskill 2x4gb ddr3 2400 kit
Samsung Pro 840 256gb ssd
Arctic MX-4
Liquidmetal Ultra
Qnix QX2710 2560x1440 PLS glossy korean panel that can OC ^_^

Might order a Seasonic 1kw platinum, or I might just use my 4 year old Ultra X3 1kw...Not sure just yet...
Already have a GTX 670 I plan to throw in there with 9tb of mechanical storage in my current system.

Don't think I've missed anything....But I can't for the life of me decide what to do...I could just use the 3930k temporarily until the Ivy-E chips come out in few months...or?...What would you do? =*(
post #2 of 56
Personally I would stick with the 3930k and put a better cooler on it like a proper loop not an AIO system. With that you could upgrade to IBE in September.
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I would stick with the 3930k. Since you already have it with you, just use it. From an OC standpoint, from what we're seeing with the 4770k so far, the 3930k would give you a much cleaner, easier and long lasting OC.
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post #4 of 56
3930k. Now to buy a 4 way xfire or SLI cards biggrin.gif
post #5 of 56
3930K = FTW....
if you can deal with the more expensive mobo's then this is your move.
3930K still has IB-E and the 4770K will have 'Broadwell' (I think) after Haswell so both have one more upgrade.
the 2011 set-up will last you longer if not wanting to upgrade again for some time to come.
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Thanks for the advice guys...But the 3930k is a Sandybridge architecture...One architecture up from my i7 920....Is that really worth it? Mah....Iono what to do >_<....
post #7 of 56
I think it is worth keeping the 3930K especially for the price you getting it at. the 3960k will run rings around your i7-920.
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I could just use the 3930k temporarily until the Ivy-E chips come out in few months

and do what you stated here tho you dont need to go IB-E straight away when it is released.
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post #8 of 56
Depends on what you're gonna be doing. Buy probably is better to keep your 3930K. Only good reason to go for the 4770k imho is if you had to have great performance single thread, because they may OC a bit better than SB-E but not much.
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post #9 of 56
Stick with the 3930K. Haswell uses the same cheap goop under the hood like Ivy. Actually Haswell is now know to run hotter due to the voltage regulator module now being integrated on to the die. If you wan't to upgrade later on down the road, then look no further than Ivy-E. I'm confident it won't dissapoint:D
Edited by XenDeltaPhi - 6/4/13 at 2:00pm
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The tim goop in the 4770k doesn't matter to me. I've ordered liquidmetal ultra cause I was planning to delid the processor anyways...

Man...My brain is being torn in every direction >_<. I'm still leaning towards the 4770k, although heavily considering the 3930k. The effort in order to sell my 3930 isn't an issue. So I don't mind going through the process to sell it for a 4770k + mobo. Heck...It'll almost fund my board and cpu since I'm getting them from microcenter tomorrow with their reduced prices, If I do indeed pick up haswell. But with so many people saying 3930k...It's making me second guess my decision...lol.

The only thing that worries me is I'm picking up a sandybridge architecture which is one step up from my nehalem (not counting the refresh)..I could sell it in a couple of months and pick up an ivy-e which is nice. Thing is though, regardless which path I take...I'm stuck at the end of that lifecycle. Ivy-e should be the last drop in for the 2011 socket before they refresh the logic for DDR4 I believe, and 1150 will only support up to broadwell...

Ohh god the choices, my head hurts...I need to make my mind up by days end since I plan to pick up haswell tomorrow, if I do....nuuuu =*(.
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