Trying to decide between a LGA1155 CPU or LGA 2011CPU?

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robogurl69 Posted: Wed, May 30 2012 12:26 PM

I am thinking of the following mobo/CPU combos:


1) Z77 LGA 1155 with Core i7-2600K CPU

or

2) X79 LGA 2011 with Core i7-3820 CPU


The LGA 2011 combo will cost me about $50 more then the LGA 1155 solution.

I will be doing some gaming, photoshop and video creation.

My question is, which will be faster?

Which format LGA1155 or LGA2011 will last the longest in terms of new CPU support?

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eunoia replied on Wed, May 30 2012 8:09 PM

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FTian replied on Sun, Jun 3 2012 11:44 PM

1155 processors for mainstream. 2nd generation. http://ark.intel.com/products/52214

2011 processors for high end processing (2011 would be bang for the buck deal.) $50+ is better Flops/Watt performance. 3rd generation. http://ark.intel.com/products/63698 

Go with 2011 processor. The setup is new (may cost more); if you are not keen with spending more, go with 1155 processor setup.

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Hey, thanks a lot!!! This was very helpful.

I like the option to overclock, even if it is a light overclock.

The 3820 for $199 at Microcenter is a great price, but I am not very close to one.

Actually it is $229 - closer to $250 with tax - still a good deal:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0383144

It does look like the 2011 might be the better platform if I plan on keeping the system more then a couple of years.

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eunoia replied on Wed, Jun 6 2012 5:29 PM

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LSanoy replied on Wed, Aug 1 2012 8:39 PM

i'd vote for x79 setup.

 

though would also recommend IVY BRIDGE i7 3770K for future proofing

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