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Building A New Platform - Socket 1155 or 2011

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Lionheart, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Lionheart

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    I need some help on what platform to go with, 1155 or 2011. I know they're both great high end sockets but would like to know which one will last longer and have more CPU upgrades in the long run I only need 3 parts, CPU Mobo & RAM as I already have everything else from my previous build

    Here's the parts that I've chosen if I go with socket 1155....

    CPU
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=187_346_1184&products_id=20140
    RAM
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_912&products_id=20091
    Motherboard
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_711_1183&products_id=20927

    And here are the parts if I go with socket 2011....

    CPU
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=187_346_1298&products_id=19588
    RAM
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_912&products_id=18840
    Motherboard
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_711_1299&products_id=21091

    If you're interested in what my main uses will be it's obviously high end gaming to casual gaming, benchmarking, net, video editing the basic's really

     
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    1155 is mainstream not high-end...
     
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    Okay.....thanks for the help.......:wtf:
     
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    I thought in its own would narrow it down you want a high end rig and only one of those qualifies. Although depending how much video stuff you do and what encoder you use there is a third option.
     
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    Get 2011 only if you need 6 cores, loads of ram, or more "native" PCIe. Strip away those I believe they are more or less the same.
     
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    Fair enough....Just from reading the reviews I've seen the performance of the 3770K it makes it look pretty high end so I assumed it was :) I just wanna know which platform will last longer as I haven't been up to date with Intel related hardware:toast:

    I don't do a lot of video editing BTW, just now & again..mainly gaming for me :)
     
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    if mainly gaming, you might want to look at the 3570k, and much cheaper board and much cheaper ram
     
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    I'd go 2011 for some serious crossfire/SLI action (3 or 4 gpus), but i'd venture to say that your 3770k setup there would treat you very well indeed, even with 2 cards. Although, there may be more of an upgrade path with the 2011, as 1155 is quite done, if I'm not mistaken, as Haswell will be a different socket (1150) but is said to also have one for 2011.
     
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    FX-8350 :laugh: :p

    Honestly id go with the 2011 socket bro purely because it has 6 core CPU's that you might want to upgrade later to? otherwise there pretty much the same ;)
     
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    I would wait for Ivy E processors if you have the notion of socket 2011. (PCIE 3.0). From what you described for usage, Z77 and IvyBridge is what you need. The savings on the CPU and motherboard can go into other areas like GPU, SDD, Ect.... It will make an all around better rig. i run I7 3930K and i7 3770K and to tell you the truth, I use my 3770K 24/7. I cannot tell the difference with what I use the system for and I do a lot of benchmarks. I enjoy the 3770K.
     
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    Was thinking of getting that CPU but money isn't really an issue and I do like having hyper-threading, it's saved me some precious minutes from video editing and backing up games:laugh: so I figured the 3770K would be perfect;)

    That's the answer I'm looking for, now I'm leaning more towards the 2011 socket:toast:

    Nice CPU & cheap arse RAM but I prefer more speed & higher quality;)
     
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    Last longer as in what? LGA1155 is EOL momentarily Haswell will use a different socket. Performance wise your guess is as good as mine. LGA 2011 is higher performing end of story. No ifs, maybes or whatever.

    Then it depends what you really want to spend. If you have the money for LGA 2011 I think it is well worth it. Better upgrade path (8 core Xeons already out for it) and it isn't EOL for Haswell.
     
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    I'm still an AMD fanboy but Intel CPU's ftw lolz:toast:

    2011 aye, thanks for the reply :)

    Now I'm leaning more towards socket 1155 :laugh: but thanks man, your comment helped, saving some cash would be good actually as I will be buying a new SSD:toast:
     
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    When i finally upgrade mine its so on :laugh: :p

    You might have to get another GTX670 to catch up :p
     
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    If I was you

    i7 3820
    Asrock X79 Extreme3
    G.Skill 2133 4x4GB

    Remember with X79 you can run more ram, more video cards and better processors it is the better setup for future proofing. Look at all the Gulftown guys still chugging around with the same performance as a 3770K.
     
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    "higher quality" ? it's the same quality lol. and the speed difference is pretty minor. We are talking spending 1.7x for an upgrade from a 3570K --> 3770K and 1600 vs 2400 RAM and a great vs overkill motherboard

    the RAM you won't notice the difference, the CPU you will only really notice it when doing video encoding or whatnot and the motherboard you really won't notice it

    This is coming from someone who is extremely happy with his i7 3820 build and purchase. I just think that for gaming you won't see a difference at all

    However, if you are dead-set on spending more than you should, lga 2011 is def a no brainer and cdawall's combo seems great
     
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    Lmao its definitely on bro:D

    Future proofing were the 2 words I was after cheers ;) and you've convinced me enough to go with socket 2011:toast:

    Thanks for the links, I like the RAM but I'll stick with the Asus Rampage IV Formula :rockout:
     
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    Price is about the same and I am a bit of an Asus fan so I see no issues with that :laugh:
     
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    Seems like you area all set then! Have fun with that build ;)
     
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    Nice ;) thanks for help :pimp:

    I was wondering where your previous post disappeared too:roll: and I will have fun cheers:toast:


    Thanks for the help everyone;)
     
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    When are you getting it huh huh huh? come on tell me so i can be ready to do a bench off with ya :p

    Make it about a month (maybe less) and its game time!!
     
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    Lmao :slap: I should have all 3 parts at the end of this month or even sooner:cool: & I will be definitely posting pics of them up on TPU:rockout:
     
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    Excellent ill see what i can do then :rockout: i only need to spend $660 :laugh:

    Anyone wanting some old used AMD parts? :roll:
     
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    Lol using my thread to sell your parts:roll: now why didn't I think of that:fear:
     

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