Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › New intel build help
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New intel build help

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hi, looking to build a new gaming rig with an approximate 1800 pounds GBP budget but that is not set in stone, my problem is that i don't know whether to wait for ivy bridge, go sandy bridge or the latest 1st gen i7. Also as for gfx i was thinking gtx580 with a probable upgrade to 2 of them for multdisplay over 3 monitors, my question would be is the hydro copper ftw model from evga worth getting or would i be better with some EK water blocks for them? and if so what would the difference be.
what puts me off sandy bridge right now is that it is not the high end of the new range out this year, ideally i would be looking to get the 1366 replacement... problem is the lack of solid info out there, some sites say it will be socket 2011 some say it wont and that will only be for servers, other sites say socket 1365, etc.
Anyways, like i said nothing set in stone so any help would be appreciated and suggestions to build a gaming rig that will be as future proof as possible.
I am fairly certain of building it in the corsair obsidian 800d case but apart from that it is still early days, thanks for any help/advice
post #2 of 5
Everything you mentioned is all personal preference really. When it comes to what you are asking, any answer you get will be out of personal bias. All options you listed are good options, and will handle any modern game.
Black Water
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k 5ghz 24/7 stable Asus P67A Deluxe GTX 580 4 GB Corsair Dominators 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128GB Crucial c300 SSD Asus DVD Windows 7 64bit Asus 23in LCD X 2 
PowerCase
Corsair ax1200 800d 
  hide details  
Reply
Black Water
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k 5ghz 24/7 stable Asus P67A Deluxe GTX 580 4 GB Corsair Dominators 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128GB Crucial c300 SSD Asus DVD Windows 7 64bit Asus 23in LCD X 2 
PowerCase
Corsair ax1200 800d 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
my thoughts are tho that anyone who invested in a 1366 mobo a few year back had all this time with a system built on the latest platform(x58) so when i buy i would like to be in that kind of position. This is what puts me off sandy bridge a bit, a mere 10-12 months and a new socket and chipset.
post #4 of 5
If you really want my personal opinion, build on the 1366 platform. Its a proven performer and the prices are about to start dropping since 1155 just came out.
Black Water
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k 5ghz 24/7 stable Asus P67A Deluxe GTX 580 4 GB Corsair Dominators 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128GB Crucial c300 SSD Asus DVD Windows 7 64bit Asus 23in LCD X 2 
PowerCase
Corsair ax1200 800d 
  hide details  
Reply
Black Water
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k 5ghz 24/7 stable Asus P67A Deluxe GTX 580 4 GB Corsair Dominators 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128GB Crucial c300 SSD Asus DVD Windows 7 64bit Asus 23in LCD X 2 
PowerCase
Corsair ax1200 800d 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
really not sure about that, within not even a year i will be at least 2 gens behind,as i understand it 1155 replaces 1156 which is the low end, i wanna go with the latest possible that is actually worth getting, thanks your comments tho, gives me some food for thought
Edited by Queen - 1/7/11 at 8:52am
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › New intel build help