Are socket 2011 pcs worth the money?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by weaveR, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. weaveR

    weaveR MDL Member

    Nov 8, 2009
    104
    2
    10
    Hi just wondering what the general opinion is on socket 2011 pc's, is it worth buying a socket 2011 pc? Is Intel still the best make to buy for gaming or is AMD catching up now?

    What is the general opinion on the Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 board? It looks good to me, dont really see the point in getting any more than 12 sata devices or more ram than 32GB either - is there any real reason to get a better board than the GA-X79-UD3?

    Seems there are only 2 socket 2011 CPU's available to this day which CPU is the best bang for buck?
     
  2. DesertJerry

    DesertJerry MDL Novice

    Apr 11, 2010
    49
    2
    0
    There are three Intel LGA2011 cpus:
    Core I7-3960x Extreme Edition: 6 cores plus hyperthreading, 3.3GHz, 15Mb cache
    Core i7-3930K 6 cores plus hyperthreading, 3.2GHz, 12Mb cache
    Core i7-3820K 4 cores, 3.6GHz, 10Mb cache

    Take your pick.
     
  3. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

    Mar 8, 2010
    1,629
    367
    60
    For an i7-920 OC bought in June 2009, I do not personally consider new 39... series to be worth for me with a work in progress motherboard lacking native USB 3.0 and work in progress BIOS. For going with it, I need to spend close to US$900-1000 and for that amount, I will be going with Ivy Bridge CPU and chipsets for whatever they contain. I am looking at US$700-1000 for an Ivy Bridge CPU, good MB, and 8-12 GB RAM.

    Perhaps for people not on the previous i7 (eg core 2 duo, i3/i5), right now i7-2600K/2700K may be the best upgrade.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

    Mar 8, 2010
    1,629
    367
    60
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

    Feb 13, 2011
    4,675
    4,276
    150
    #6 R29k, Nov 27, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2011
    For me Ivybridge doesn't have anything compelling to upgrade. I already have a Quad-core, I want Octo-core to be my next upgrade. An 8 core desktop and 4 core laptop otherwise I won't spend any cash. The 8 core desktop processor must be in the 95 watt tdp and the laptop must be 25 watt tdp or no sale.
     
  6. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

    Mar 8, 2010
    1,629
    367
    60
    Already overclocked to 3.3-3.5 Ghz (lower at 3.3-3.4 Ghz in summers, and will go to 3.5 Ghz in the present winter till March). 100% stable, 24 hours on the upper 3.5GHz. This is on a decent aftermarket cooler. My MB, sabertooth x58 already has USB 3.0 (Renesas). It also has 2 Marvell SATA III controller ports, which I avoid having had BSODs when attaching the system hard disk to it. Do not know if it will give BSODs on data disks, but as I have 6 SATA II ports already on X58, I can avoid Marvell.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...