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post #11 of 15
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I didnt realize the i7 wasnt capable of running dual CPU. I chose the i7 over the xeon because from what i have read it performs better for the price point.

The computer is mainly going to be used for a lot of 3D modeling, and rendering.

I dont think I want to spend $1000+ on a xeon processor so it looks like im sticking with a hex core i7. Unless someone wants to try to persuade me :-p
post #12 of 15
A mild OC'd 3930k is a beast, definitely worth the money for someone that will use it's processing power, couple it with a nice x79 mobo and you are good to go.
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Crucial M4 128GB Seagate 31000528AS 1tb LG DVDRW Corsair H80 
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Windows 8.1 Pro Dell S2340L 23" Corsair K50 Sentey Golden Steel Power 850W 
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post #13 of 15
if im not mistaken, the xenons are hard to OC (if not impossible due to most motherboards) and would offer negligable gains over an overclocked i7x, so if budget is a concern (even in the slightest) just get a good mobo+cooler for your i7x and call it a day thumb.gif
post #14 of 15
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Thank you everybody for your input! I think I am sticking with the i7 and just overclocking it. I was planning on water cooling and overclocking anyway. My only decision left is do I wait for IB-e or just get the SB-e now.
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by RabidSnail View Post

Thank you everybody for your input! I think I am sticking with the i7 and just overclocking it. I was planning on water cooling and overclocking anyway. My only decision left is do I wait for IB-e or just get the SB-e now.

i would personaly stick with sandy unless you plan to possibly deal with the ivy-bridge IHS issues (delidding) ( intel doesnt seem to care to change it it seems, as shown by the fact that haswell adopted the same issues, i am willing to bet that IB-e will follow that trend)
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