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post #11 of 20
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Damnit ^^

Hmm.. will defonately have to look into a 1156 rig to compare with the op rig.
And we were so happy with the first rig! hehe
1156 is a dead end too.
You should look at 1155 once boards become available again.
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post #12 of 20
LGA1155, not LGA1156. 1156 is also dead.
This will be easy though. Swap the CPU, the motherboard, and get 2x2 GB (or 2x4 if so inclined) of DDR3 1333 instead of 3x2 GB DDR3 1066. You can keep everything else.

Also, while I don't agree with getting a 1000W PSU, I'm not going to argue about it. Regardless though, I suggest looking into other 1000W PSUs. The TPQ-1000 is not a bad unit but it's pretty dated.
Still, about the 1000W issue, you should read this: http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...load-myth.html
Edited by Shub - 3/1/11 at 7:27am
post #13 of 20
Dont go 1155, if you want future proof ull have to go x68 in the fall. If you cannot wait that long than 1366 is your best bet. I would recommend going i7 950 bc they can be found for 200 bucks. Psu wise if you plan to go sli 580 then i would keep the 1000. You need to get some 1600mhz or 2000mhz ram 3x2gb with latency low latency 7-7-7-20 or 8-8-8-24 or 9-9-9-27
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Wow, such quick responses! We assumed having to wait at least 2 days before this thread took off

It's getting quite confusing now though. According to all the responses, both 1156 and 1366 are dead thus the only upgrades to our rig will be more ram and the 2nd videocard?

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Dont go 1155, if you want future proof ull have to go x68 in the fall. If you cannot wait that long than 1366 is your best bet. I would recommend going i7 950 bc they can be found for 200 bucks. Psu wise if you plan to go sli 580 then i would keep the 1000. You need to get some 1600mhz or 2000mhz ram 3x2gb with latency low latency 7-7-7-20 or 8-8-8-24 or 9-9-9-27
Would you mind explaining your opinion of why 1366 would be our best bet?
The fall is too far away unfortunately, and even then, we wouldn't be purchasing any X68's untill at least winter when most of the bugs will have been found/fixed.

PS: Darnit, the new ram is also 9-9-9.. haha. Changing it
Edited by DChat - 3/1/11 at 8:04am
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post #15 of 20
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It's getting quite confusing now though. According to all the responses, both 1156 and 1366 are dead thus the only upgrades to our rig will be more ram and the 2nd videocard?
That's the gist of it unless you buy an i7 950 now and later find a good deal on a six-core 970/980X/990X. But that wouldn't be a huge upgrade from a 950 anyway, unless you were using software that really took advantage of the two extra cores.
post #16 of 20
The x58 chipset has more bandwidth than a 1155 set bc you can get x16 x16 out of your vid cards, instead of x8 x8. Also you have more ram in a x58 set up. 1155 had some bugs and it is seen as mainstream.
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post #17 of 20
I'd say that while those are valid arguments in theory, in practice they hold little importance. x8/x8 setups have been reviewed abundantly and compared to x16/x16 setups, showing no significant drop in performance. As for RAM... most Sandy Bridge motherboards support 16 GB while most X58 motherboards support 24. I think having "only" 16 GB is not going to be a dealbreaker for 99% of users out there. I'll take the better, newer architecture personally.
post #18 of 20
If you're not doing video rendering and just playing intensive video games on your comp, then your build is more than enough. 1366 is still plenty powerful as is 1156 for gaming. 1155 is the most recent socket and if decide to go that route, then you'll probably want an i5 2500k for gaming since there won't be much of a difference between that and the i7 2600k (for gaming).

Also, most benchmarks will indicate that you will see only a negligible if at all any difference between running dual graphics cars at 8x 8x or 16x 16x but if that really bothers you, you can always get something like the P67A-UD7 by Gigabyte which is running an NF200 chip to increase the bandwidth between the PCI lanes. I believe, from my understanding, that anything with a Lucid Hydra chip will do the equivalent.
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post #19 of 20
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We've just looked into the 1155 and 1156 boards that are available here and we'll have to do a bit of research into the P57/H57 and P67 chipsets, as well as the NF200. I myself love the X-chipsets, but we aren't waiting till the fall to get the X68's.
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post #20 of 20
Start with an i5 2500k. for a cpu.Anything else would be downright foolish.
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