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Once the ivy bridges go up for sell I'm thinking about buying a sb to upgrade from my 920. I'm thinking a 2600 or 2700. I use my pc mostly for gaming but I do run fraps so video encoding is also priority. How much of an upgrade is this, depending on future prices is it worth it?
 

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I went from a I7 920 to a 2600K and I think it was worth the upgrade. I have seen plenty of performance increases to justify the change.
 
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The new Ivy bridge CPUs are supposed to be even better for encoding and such. You might want to skip the 2700k and go for a 3770k.
 

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Depending on your budget might want to keep SB-E in mind. I have some video encoding on my 3820 and it hauls. Just saying, SB-E isn't completely unaffordable with the 3820, and the quad-channel memory helps video encoding more than anything else (plus it clocks pretty well, even on air.)
 
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Depending on your budget might want to keep SB-E in mind. I have some video encoding on my 3820 and it hauls. Just saying, SB-E isn't completely unaffordable with the 3820, and the quad-channel memory helps video encoding more than anything else (plus it clocks pretty well, even on air.)
This, go SB-E and you'll have a plethora of features and upgrade possibilities which aren't an option on socket 1155.
 

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This, go SB-E and you'll have a plethora* of features and upgrade possibilities which aren't an option on socket 1155.
You pay a bit more for the motherboard, but it comes with more bells and whistles. Not that this makes a whole lot of a difference, but the 3820 is a little cheaper than both the 2600k and 2700k, which means it will most likely remain cheaper than the 3770k. Then after a year goes by and you have some more money again, IVB-E will come around and Intel will have worked out a number of issues with their 22nm process. I saw SB-E as a win-win for something fairly long term rig in comparison to 1155 or AM3+ with respect to features, speed, and upgradability.

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I would recommend the IB if you have the money.
 
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I would recommend the IB if you have the money.
may i ask why? every review i have read IB is minor performance gain over SB ive seen as low as 10% and under

and to the rest thanks for opening my eyes to the sb-e anyone have more info on it though? how does it perform in games compared to the 2700k how well does it clock, i do however like the perks of 4 channel memory!
 
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ok i think ive decided on the 3820...ya that was fast lol i found one i can get a good deal on it comes in a package deal with a mobo, but i can also buy them separately this topic can now be locked if need be and stroll over here for some ram/mobo/heatsink advice thanks!
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=164948
 

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The 3820 is practically a 2600k for X79 (LGA2011,) and should run just as well if not a tiny bit better (from the extra 2mb of L3 cache and quad-channel memory. The CPU is somewhere between the 2600k and 3770k if you look at benchmarks. But that is just the CPU alone, have to keep in mind that you're doubling the number of PCI-E slots, PCI-E 3.0 is standard Basically, a 3820 + X79 is a juiced up Z77/Z68 with a lot more bells and whistles. Plus, I would like to see what Intel does with IVB-E. (SB-E also has VT-d if you do a lot of virtualization work.)