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Screw a new laptop, I'm going for the uber build to treat myself for having no system the last 2 months. :lol:

 

Z77 or X79?

 

I'm at a crossroads ATM, is it worth it to go for X79 build or just go for a Z77 + 3770K (I'm leaning towards this b/c of the super low power usage like I used to have on my 2600K)

 

Anyone have any insight on X79, is it worth it?

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Are you mainly going to game ? If so, IB is marginally better than SB-E for gaming. BUT dont forget about Ivy Bridge Extreme CPUs coming on LGA2011 next year ;)

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Are you mainly going to game ? If so, IB is marginally better than SB-E for gaming. BUT dont forget about Ivy Bridge Extreme CPUs coming on LGA2011 next year ;)

 

Well, it depends on the game. Civ V for instance seems to like SB-E better (maybe just the 6 core procs), but you are right, it is slightly faster for most games.

IB-E is also one of the reasons I want to go X79 now though. I may be able a pop in an 8-core IB-E chip down the road...

Now I'm wondering if I should go for an i7-3820 now and save for a 8-core IB-E chip later instead of getting a 3930k....

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To be honest the CPU isn't going to matter all that much. You could get a 2500K and you'd never see the difference in actual games between it (overclocked of course) and any of the newer 6/8 core chips that'll be coming out in the coming year. :P

 

I'd go to a 2500K and save the $100 in a heartbeat if I had a time machine. :lol:

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To be honest the CPU isn't going to matter all that much. You could get a 2500K and you'd never see the difference in actual games between it (overclocked of course) and any of the newer 6/8 core chips that'll be coming out in the coming year. :P

 

I'd go to a 2500K and save the $100 in a heartbeat if I had a time machine. :lol:

 

It's cool, I don't mind spending the extra money. I'm gonna give IB a shot, besides I'm planning to do a sick little mATX ROG Z77, Fractal Mini, WC build with all the matching sleeving and tubing.

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