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June 18, 2013 12:30:17 PM

I'm planning a new gaming build ($1,800) in the next month. Is there any advantage in sticking with LGA 2011 over LGA 1150?

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a b V Motherboard
June 18, 2013 12:32:28 PM

go with 1150. no need for 2011.

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June 18, 2013 12:51:18 PM
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well, that's easy to decide>
Do you play around in CAD?
Do you need to encode video regularly and/or wish to stream your gameplay?
Do you fool around in photoshop /and/or other apps/ and get paid for doing so?
Do you use mostly heavy threaded apps?
Do you like to virtualize and test many things OS/network/whatever?

1 point for every yes:
4-5 pts - LGA 2011
2-3 pts - LGA 1150 + i7
0-1 pts - LGA 1150 + i5
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a b V Motherboard
June 18, 2013 12:52:38 PM

"I'm planning a new gaming build" -OP
June 18, 2013 12:58:05 PM

daswilhelm said:
"I'm planning a new gaming build" -OP


Sometimes you stream your games and cut videos for youtube.
If you do that regularly - then there is i7 to consider :D 
Also, he could play around in some professional apps too - used to do that too :D  Dunno...

But, then again, if not - he gets zero, which is an i5 - and that is a decent/best cpu for gaming right now:D 
June 18, 2013 1:53:08 PM

random stalker said:
daswilhelm said:
"I'm planning a new gaming build" -OP


Sometimes you stream your games and cut videos for youtube.
If you do that regularly - then there is i7 to consider :D 
Also, he could play around in some professional apps too - used to do that too :D  Dunno...

But, then again, if not - he gets zero, which is an i5 - and that is a decent/best cpu for gaming right now:D 


I'm looking at getting an i7 as I do plan on using VMWare Workstation. With at least 4 virtual machines running at any one time... except when gaming :) 

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a c 1283 V Motherboard
June 18, 2013 3:51:54 PM

2011 would be a good choice them, VMs are heavily dependent on DRAM and the 2011 both supports more (64GB on average) and handles DRAM in true Quad Channel, 1150, 1155, 1156 et al are strictly dual channel
June 18, 2013 4:16:57 PM

Tradesman1 said:
2011 would be a good choice them, VMs are heavily dependent on DRAM and the 2011 both supports more (64GB on average) and handles DRAM in true Quad Channel, 1150, 1155, 1156 et al are strictly dual channel


I was already planning on 32GB of RAM.... I couldn't find a Haswell MB that can support 64GB. Are there any Haswell motherboards coming that support 64GB of RAM?
a c 462 4 Gaming
a c 1283 V Motherboard
June 18, 2013 5:12:20 PM

Not in the near future, there's talk of new extreme Intel CPUs on the way and most I've heard is that may well stay on socket 2011
November 15, 2013 2:50:54 PM

Pretty sure there are workstation boards in socket 1150 that support ECC, and E3 xeons are cheap. Still dual channel but you'll get your 64GB at current ecc stick densities. Not as fast as the newer non-ECC DDR3 but not a bad trade off if you need heaps of RAM for VMs etc...
February 13, 2014 8:34:13 AM

Hey i found a motherboard supporting 64gb ram lga 1150...check it out seems like a good deal
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March 4, 2014 7:16:23 AM

ryanbell said:
Tradesman1 said:
2011 would be a good choice them, VMs are heavily dependent on DRAM and the 2011 both supports more (64GB on average) and handles DRAM in true Quad Channel, 1150, 1155, 1156 et al are strictly dual channel


I was already planning on 32GB of RAM.... I couldn't find a Haswell MB that can support 64GB. Are there any Haswell motherboards coming that support 64GB of RAM?


The msi Z87 GD65 supports 64gb of ram
March 6, 2014 3:22:39 PM

Kody Benard said:
ryanbell said:
Tradesman1 said:
2011 would be a good choice them, VMs are heavily dependent on DRAM and the 2011 both supports more (64GB on average) and handles DRAM in true Quad Channel, 1150, 1155, 1156 et al are strictly dual channel


I was already planning on 32GB of RAM.... I couldn't find a Haswell MB that can support 64GB. Are there any Haswell motherboards coming that support 64GB of RAM?


The msi Z87 GD65 supports 64gb of ram


No it doesn't... No LGA1150 board can support 64GB of RAM. That's just the way that z87 works.

March 6, 2014 3:27:21 PM

partyastronaut said:
Kody Benard said:
ryanbell said:
Tradesman1 said:
2011 would be a good choice them, VMs are heavily dependent on DRAM and the 2011 both supports more (64GB on average) and handles DRAM in true Quad Channel, 1150, 1155, 1156 et al are strictly dual channel


I was already planning on 32GB of RAM.... I couldn't find a Haswell MB that can support 64GB. Are there any Haswell motherboards coming that support 64GB of RAM?


The msi Z87 GD65 supports 64gb of ram


No it doesn't... No LGA1150 board can support 64GB of RAM. That's just the way that z87 works.


So then why am I running 64gb of ram right now?
a c 462 4 Gaming
a c 1283 V Motherboard
March 6, 2014 3:59:41 PM

What CPU and model of DRAM are you running? According to their own specs it supports 32GB - MSI has a X79 GD65 that supports 64GB, which is 2011 socket
March 6, 2014 4:04:44 PM

Tradesman1 said:
What CPU and model of DRAM are you running? According to their own specs it supports 32GB - MSI has a X79 GD65 that supports 64GB, which is 2011 socket


Lga 1150
a c 462 4 Gaming
a c 1283 V Motherboard
March 6, 2014 4:08:13 PM

That's the socket of the mobo - looking for the actual CPU model i.e. 4770K, 4670K etc and the model #s of the DRAM.
March 6, 2014 4:09:56 PM

Tradesman1 said:
That's the socket of the mobo - looking for the actual CPU model i.e. 4770K, 4670K etc and the model #s of the DRAM.


Oh sorry im running an i7 4770k
a c 462 4 Gaming
a c 1283 V Motherboard
March 6, 2014 5:16:15 PM

The 4770K is rated to run 32GB

http://ark.intel.com/products/75123

Just a guess here, and this happens quite often, people buy a 4stick set of DRAM labeled 16GB and think each stick is 16GB (hence 64GB) same where the get 2 packages of 2 8GB sticks, again labeled 16GB and think each stick 16GB (even had a couple of salespeople insist this is fact to me ;)  ) Can easily find how much you are running by running the free app CPU-Z (very useful) - look in the memory tab, upper left next to Size - 16GB = 16384 bytes, 32GB = 32768 bytes and 64GB = 65536
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