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1150 VS 2011 Which for a new build?

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Hello OCN,

A friend of mine is looking to put a build on order in the next couple of days. I'm trying to get a pro vs cons list up for 1150 to 2011. The budget will probably fall at or around the 2k range with a single video card setup. I've recommended a 3820, until the new chips come out. He says he's not interested in overclocking, but I have a feeling he'll get curious like most of us do.

Can you guys leave some comments on the good and the bad of both setups and just help me to shed some light for him. He's looking at a lot of reviews on newegg and such and a lot of people leaving that feedback haven't near the knowledge of these forums.

Thanks for the help!
post #2 of 6
Well, what does he want to do with it?


If it's just gaming, go 1150.
 
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Really depends on setup, use, & resolution.

If BF3 is a factor for you then take a look at this 4 vs 6 core review.

http://chipreviews.com/cpu/frostbite-2s-limit-6-core-performance-in-battlefield-3/3/
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Well, gaming obviously, we all pretty much are interested in that realm. However, I'm not sure that there is ever a limit in that area? He might want to do just about anything with it. I'm just looking for all around, dollar per performance, hassle, OC, and pros and cons. I don't think he'll be folding or making movies for Pixar, but I just figure if you are going to buy something, you should get your dollars worth.

I had thought I heard speculation it was harder to hit higher memory clocks on Haswell, just things like that. He will most likely be running on air cooling, and will NOT be interested in de-lidding.

Maybe that helps a bit?
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Haswell will creamy SB-E when it comes to high memory clocks... not that it really matters though in all honesty.

SB-E isn't very good for dollar/performance when it comes to gaming. It's definitely more of a workstation type platform.
 
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post #6 of 6
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Roger, Haswell it is then!

Thanks guys!
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