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Old November 27, 2012, 05:01 PM
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Hey guys, I'm starting a new build soon with not much trouble except i'm at a loss for which CPU i should go with. Seeing as the sockets I'm choosing between will be LGA 2011 or LGA 1155, I originally was going to go with the 2011 socket for home projects, but with the rumor of The IB Extreme Edition coming out soon next year I was wondering what is your opinion?

Should I stick with a 1155 IB build and just wait to see what CPU socket the extreme edition IB is coming out on? Or should I scrap it and go LGA 2011?

For Reference the CPU's I were thinking of were: 3930k/3960x SB or 3770k IB

The applications I would be using this for will be varied so really any application you think I will be using this for is up in the air except for a home server setup/business, I know i will never setup anything like that anytime soon.

EDIT: Thank you for the quick response guys! For now I will stick with the 3770k I can live without heavy processing applications for a while as I wont need it for some time, just needed some advice and you always help me out as always!

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Old November 27, 2012, 05:15 PM
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save some money and go with 3770k
unless you need massive amounts of ram or many pcie lanes .. or doing something 6c/12t required.

for example if you need to do quad sli or xfire. then 2011
or need 64gb ram or use heavy cpu intensive tasks that utilize multicores.

3770k is a solid processor can be oced easily generally out performs current 2011 processors in clock for clock performance. the hyper threading also adds to cpu intensive tasks.

but your going to be limited on memory you can however run higher clock speeds due to enhanced imc

and native pcie 3.0 support on ivy chips.
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Old November 27, 2012, 05:18 PM
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Yea I was worried about the stable OC's with the 3770k and how it would effect the CPU itself. But if I can get a stable 4.5 at all times (Which I don't think I will have trouble with) I'll be good. :)
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Old November 27, 2012, 05:26 PM
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any decent cooler should get 4.5 i have yet to see one that couldn't do 4.5
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Unless you know you require the extra threads that 2011 can offer or need the extra PCIe lanes, then go for the 3770k. The difference in cost is not worth it unless know your applications are highly threaded and that you require the boost in performance in those specific uses.
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Old November 28, 2012, 08:42 AM
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Sometimes even the 3770k shows next to no major improvment in most things(gaming and such) over its quad core non hyper brothers.

Thing to keep in mind though, and something that was not mentioned here. Ivy bridge chips get very hot during overclocking/overvolting and this does limit thier potential overclocks. So yeh 4.5Ghz is not asking much apprently, but better have a good cooler to wick that heat away.

Personally, I would just stick with socket 1155 as unless you are doing some insane things that you need the extra threading/capabilities that 2011 offers, its a pointless expense. I know my buddy is using a 3570k with dual GTX680 and he has zero issues with all the games and such he plays.
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Old November 28, 2012, 01:17 PM
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That was the only problem I would have with IB, but I'm running an H100 so it should be more than enough for it.
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i have a 25$ cm hyper 212 evo with dual fans running my 3770k @ 4.8 24/7 and the temps are ok.

i said 4.5 because most people can nearly auto volt to 4.5 and ivy only starts getting really hot after a certain amount of increased volts I've found it to run quite cool otherwise. its basically a threshold once you go past that threshold the temps don't scale linear anymore thus the whole ivy runs hot thing.

but i will say @ 4.7-4.8 my ivy stomps my 2500k @ 4.7 pretty handily in every bench/task or game I've played fps wise and work wise.
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