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I managed to nab a RIVE BE for pretty cheap, that also means I can sell my ROG panel what I already have and sell it towards it as it comes with one already

but am I going backwards just for this motherboard? I don't really want to spend much money on a processor..( dont have much atm)

I really can't stretch to a 4930k atm even though id love to..

do I get after selling my chip ( around £220)
a 4820k (£240) and wait till I an afford a 4930k(£410)? or do a get a 3930k(£290)

or do I sell the board on and forget the dream!

really stuck atm!


I may add another gpu in the future if that helps anything, also I heard you can change the 3930k to pcie 3.0 with some changes etc ? im sure I heard tooshort say something

what do I do?

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unless you need the 12 threads, just go with the 4820k. ive had great results with mine. The R4BE has damn near every option you could ask for on a board, so if you got it at a good price, id keep it.
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Keep it, and wait it out man

(for hex of course) thumb.gif
    
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Just wait for Haswell-E that would be probably worth the wait since your system now is still top notch!
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post #5 of 16
Go for the 3930k, chances are great you'll get 4.7Ghz out of it. Very fast speed! Yes the 4930k is a little better, but since money is an issue, go for the 3930k. Don't go for the 4820k, might as well stay with the 4770k then.

Yes, you can get pci-E 3.0 using this EXE. file:

force-enable-gen3.zip 74k .zip file

Also you'll need to use this set of instructions so your 3930k doesn't throttle on the Rampage IV Black:




I have the do this with my 3970x, only affects SB-E chips.
    
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Originally Posted by navynuke499 View Post

unless you need the 12 threads, just go with the 4820k. ive had great results with mine. The R4BE has damn near every option you could ask for on a board, so if you got it at a good price, id keep it.

this sounds like a good idea, also reassures me that the 4820k is pretty decent too biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post

Go for the 3930k, chances are great you'll get 4.7Ghz out of it. Very fast speed! Yes the 4930k is a little better, but since money is an issue, go for the 3930k. Don't go for the 4820k, might as well stay with the 4770k then.

Yes, you can get pci-E 3.0 using this EXE. file:

force-enable-gen3.zip 74k .zip file

Also you'll need to use this set of instructions so your 3930k doesn't throttle on the Rampage IV Black:




I have the do this with my 3970x, only affects SB-E chips.

I will keep my eye out for a 3930k if I can get one for cheaper than £290 ill snap it up

its a tough decision between the 4820k & 3930k atm
(watching an auction which ends in a few days so ill keep you guys updated)

thanks for the tips on the pcie 3.0 I knew it was you thumb.gif
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Apologies, don't want to hijack the thread but does that Zip patch work for any X79 mobo with SB-E CPU (i.e. will it work on my MSI board) ?
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just get a 3820 for cheap, still 8 threads, i am waiting dor the 4990x cpu before upgrading thumbsupsmiley.png
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Yes, patch should work on x79 and SB-E. Any combo of mobo or chips.

I heard it not working for some people though, but it worked on two 3960x and two 3970x chips I've had on my RIVE and R4BE.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post

Yes, patch should work on x79 and SB-E. Any combo of mobo or chips.

I heard it not working for some people though, but it worked on two 3960x and two 3970x chips I've had on my RIVE and R4BE.


Cheers again mate smile.gif
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