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Hey!

I've had my current setup for some time and I've been thinking of upgrading my motherboard, CPU and RAM
I'm currently running : core i7 920 - gigabyte ga-ex58-ud5a - corsair dominator 1600hz 3x2gb.

I havent stayed up to date with the newer parts so I'm asking for some advice smile.gif
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Really need to give more information and what you want to do with it... Also your budget

But if it was me I would get a X79 board with a I7-3930 Process and 16GB of 2133 ram with 2 256gb SSD in raid 0 for your OS and program drive....
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Really need to give more information and what you want to do with it... Also your budget

But if it was me I would get a X79 board with a I7-3930 Process and 16GB of 2133 ram with 2 256gb SSD in raid 0 for your OS and program drive....

I'll use it mostly for gaming I guess
I'm ready to spend around 900$+-
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X79 board with 1150 processor? That isn't even compatible. rolleyes.gif

Fixed:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K - $225 (@ Amazon.com)

Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 LGA 1150 - $169.99 (@ Newegg.com)

Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 1600MHz - Free (@ Newegg.com included with ASRock Z87 Extreme6)

Total: $394.99

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Should I be going for the 1150, 1155 or the 2011 socket? What are the differences?
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Should I be going for the 1150, 1155 or the 2011 socket? What are the differences?

You have been out of the loop for a while haven't you??



The 1150 is the newest processor the Haswell 4th Generation was just released first of the month good processor and a big upgrade for your system.. But if you are going to over clock it is a hot chip from what I have read. Cool at stock but gets hot quick overclocking.

1155 is a little older part but the processors are real good overclocking chips and in doing this you can get the same performance as the 1150 at a little less money.. A third Generation chip.

the 2011 is the enthusiast socket. it uses a little older processor but is core while the others are 4 core and it overclocks good. Most expensive option. better if they release the 3rd generation process in this with 6 to 8 cores like the rumors say. but time will tell.

1155 and 1150 is enough really for gaming and other things you normally use the PC for.

2011 is better at some things-- especially if they can use more processor threads to do the work. a few games benefit from this and video, audio and CAD software benefit from this greatly.

Also I would be considering SSD's as your boot or primary drive with 1 or 2 big drives for data like pictures, movies and other types of media that take a lot of space. You can even use smaller SSD's because of your budget for the OS and put programs and media files on a separate large spindle hard drive.

Now this is my 2 cents worth and I think pretty accurate at least to me others may have more to add or agree and disagree. So best to listen to everyone and do your own research to see what will benefit you most.
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Originally Posted by Stridarn View Post

Should I be going for the 1150, 1155 or the 2011 socket? What are the differences?

I doubt you would make use of a 2011 socket, it's really a work station platform to be honest. If you are starting fresh, unless you are on a tight budget, 1155 is not really for you. Since you are going from a much older socket, and grabbing a new motherboard. Might as well start with the latest socket, and that is 1150.

Asking the differences is kind of a vague question to want to be answered. In short, 1155 is the old consumer socket, 1150 is the new consumer socket. 2011 is basically the enthusiast socket.
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