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Only if your poor or are married and have kids.
Maximus IV is way overpriced, for over 300 euros, with lots of needless features. And no legacy PCI, which is a must for people that do sound editing, play music, have a professional sound system (yours truly). I really see no point in Maximus, unless you're running a 4-way crossfire/sli setup.

With Sabertooth you get a lot for 175 euros. And a legacy PCI too.

Although I admit Maximus IV is a big step up from Rampage III Extreme, which cost me about 400 euros, in the time it was still new. Still not sure why I bothered with it. Should've picked Sabertooth X58 instead.
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post #52 of 62
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Not quite...although the x58 platform is still my favorite, and has some great chips and motherboards..the sandy's, in most cases, eat the old processor's food!
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/157?vs=287
I'm sure you don't have an idea about folding.
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what's that suppose to mean?
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folding on a 6 core intel processor kills any SB chip. folding is protein folding like synthesis conceptualization, your computer computes packets of data for universities like Stanford and helps them find cures to diseases.
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Yeah..I'm well aware of what folding is...I don't do it, nor do I intend to..I can see why people do it, and have spoken to many of my friends that do it regularly..I'm speaking in general though..yes the six cores will be far more beneficial...but I was referring to general use and gaming..is the OP folding? I wouldn't assume so..so stating that your six core destroys a sb chip depends on what tasks are being done specifically..but hey..im still new to some of this stuff...im but a lowly Kinesiologist just trying to acquire more knowledge
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So the chips that fit the 1366 sockets are 6 cores?
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As far as I know, the only 6core chips Intel has are for socket 1366. They obviously will pound sb chips when it comes to tasks that take advantage of all the cores and threads your cpu has (folding I guess counts), but what I know is that clock for clock, especially for games, sandybridge can't be beat.
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yea but not all LGA 1366 processors are 6 cores, only a few 970, 980x, 990x, some xeons.
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I'm sure you don't have an idea about folding.
The only thing the old 1366 extreme 6-core chips are good for is sucking up electricity and producing heat. Most people are not going to drop $1000 on a processor just so they can be a little faster at charity work. That's great if you've got money to burn and a big heart, but that's hardly practical advice.

Assuming you've got a good motherboard, a $200 2500k sandbridge i5 can run circles around the 970 for gaming and most regular applications. For the price of 1 i7 1366 extreme 6-core system, you can put together half a dozen i5 systems, which is sure to get a lot more folding done if that's what you're after.
     
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post #60 of 62
I had the 980x and the 970 and both ran at 4.2Ghz quite easily. At that speed they still beat my 2600k @ 4.8Ghz in folding, but not by much (roughly 42k versus 38k) and SB uses a lot less electricity and runs cooler. If you are not doing folding, video editing, etc. then SB is a better bang for the buck than the x58 platform. In gaming, my 2600k matched my 980x, granted they were at different speeds, but still. Just really depends on what you want to do. If you want to gaming with multiply GPU's, I would do x58. Single and dual GPU's for gaming, SB does just as good as x58 at a lower cost.
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