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Old April 29, 2012, 08:34 PM
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Im going to buy my system within a 2 weeks. I dont know which way to go to go LGA 2011 and a 3820 or a new ivy bridge. Here are the links.
3820: https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/M...px?ID=15108694
Ivy bridge: https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/M...px?ID=17878725

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Old April 29, 2012, 09:08 PM
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If you can go with LGA 2011 as I would consider that platform as an enthusiast PC. Just my opinion though.

Edit: Also if you decide to go with a six core that option is open in the future.

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Old April 30, 2012, 05:46 AM
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What will the system be used for?
In general, if money (expensive mobo) is not an issue, I'd go with 2011 as you'll have the option to upgrade for a six core SB-E or IB-E in the future.
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Old April 30, 2012, 06:07 AM
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There is no way to give a suggestion without knowing a few things.

1) what will the computer be used for (gaming, rendering, general use,etc)?
2) do you plan on running 3-4 graphics cards, or only 1-2 cards?
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If your gaming - multi-media - general usage.. get the IB..

If your benching, want to push limits with oc'ing, rendering and other high cpu loaded stuff get the sb-e
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Old May 1, 2012, 03:27 PM
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If you can afford the 3820 (more like if you can afford an X79 mobo), go with that. IB has no upgrade path after this iteration, but SB-E will be upgradeable to IB-E. You can also upgrade to one of the hex core processors in the future if you ever get a financial windfall.

Also, reports are that the 3820 is a great overclocker, and seems to run a lot cooler than the new 22nm parts.
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