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May 23, 2014 4:25:18 PM

Hey guys, i'm wanting to upgrade my cpu and motherboard to a 2011 socket. But i wanted to know if it would be better if i just waited for the new cpu architecture.

I just wanted to see what you guys think. Should I wait for new Mobos/cpus or just get a Black edition mobo with a 4930k processor.

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May 23, 2014 4:45:53 PM

It really depends what you are already havein our current PC. as you know the 2011 Socket it aimed toward workstation and video editing Rigs in short. So I do not see a compelling reason to buy the Current 2011 Socket Platform unless the price is right or you have work that an OC'd 4930K will speed up if your are on for example a Z77 or Z87/Z97 platform now ie i7 2600K, 2700K 3770K, 4770K .that I would wait ...One disadvantage for waiting until the 2011-3 x99 Mobos is DDR4. It will be really expensive like DDR3 was at launch and probably the same speeds like DDR3 was at launch. One advantage is the Haswell E is said to have the i7 5820K at 6 cores. So Like the i7 4820K and i7 3820 it will most likely be priced aggressively. Another Advantage is There will be more instruction sets with Haswell over Sandy/IVy Bridge E which have the exact same even though the 1155 has one or 2 more. Sorry I can't say more right now...I will add more in a bit
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May 23, 2014 5:02:53 PM

You make good points. But I want to make a really good pc. And money isn't that big of a deal. I don't want to spend more then 2000 upgrading it.. I was thinking getting the black edition with the 4960x .
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May 23, 2014 5:23:09 PM

You don't need all this power (4960x) to run smoothy the games. In my opinion, the components cost will decrease in the next few months. It always does after a year and half.
Just wait a few months and get a core-i5 third gen. You will be fine.
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May 23, 2014 5:33:09 PM

StoneKany said:
You don't need all this power (4960x) to run smoothy the games. In my opinion, the components cost will decrease in the next few months. It always does after a year and half.
Just wait a few months and get a core-i5 third gen. You will be fine.



Yeah my 3770k is more then good enough. But i like to have the best components. I don't know why, but I like to have top end parts. I was just wondering if i would be better off waiting and buying devils canyon or maybe getting the 4960x and black edition mobo.

I will probably wait a month or 2 and see if the prices drop, if they do i will just upgrade to that, then wait a year or so before doing any more upgrades
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May 23, 2014 5:57:50 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bINLgcxuUAU
Watch that video, it compares the 4770k with the 4960x and also, the lga2011 will not be supported with future processors as they will use lga2011-3. Another problem with the 4960x is it isn't a gaming cpu, and had no intention of being one and is designed for more cpu intense applications(not games) like adobe. So therefore it does not have ovcerclocking in mind. Even the lga2011-3 will most likely not be better for gaming than the devil's canyon i7.
Im waiting for devil's canyon i7 personally for faster over clocking abilities.
Your will for the "best components" would be the 4770k right now, and the i7 devils canyon is being released june 2nd.
If you want the best, then get the devils canyon(the 3770k would be fine for now actually) and spend on a radeon 295x which is around 1,500.
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May 23, 2014 6:03:59 PM

Karan Swaich said:
StoneKany said:
You don't need all this power (4960x) to run smoothy the games. In my opinion, the components cost will decrease in the next few months. It always does after a year and half.
Just wait a few months and get a core-i5 third gen. You will be fine.



Yeah my 3770k is more then good enough. But i like to have the best components. I don't know why, but I like to have top end parts. I was just wondering if i would be better off waiting and buying devils canyon or maybe getting the 4960x and black edition mobo.

I will probably wait a month or 2 and see if the prices drop, if they do i will just upgrade to that, then wait a year or so before doing any more upgrades


I totally understand just wanting the Top Chipset for performance or the finest binned Intel CPU ie i7 4960X. the differences between the 4930k and the 4960x are very marginal in benchmarks. But I would want the Best CPU that I can get for the Socket I have. I have an i7 3770K as well and I got it just due to it is the best binned Ivy Bridge CPU that was out.. Just for the fact that The PC you have is the best you could have got might let you sleep easier....jk. So if you can afford it then get it. Though once Haswell E is out you may think to upgrade again. I am actually curious more about broadwell as it was said to not only be a die shrink but some tweaks including, according to wiki, the VRM going back on the Motherboard unlike the Haswell architecture. If you were to get your i7 4960X up and running in the next few weeks then you would still have some time before your perplexed with the idea of getting a 8 core Haswell E. jk.
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May 23, 2014 10:42:52 PM

Yeah, I'm still debating it. I may just hold off and see what devils canyon is all about. I don't see broadwell coming out until 2015. Intel doesn't really have to worry about AMD, so they hold off on releasing newer architecture. But I'm going to sleep on it. I really want the 4960x with the black edition mobo. I really like the motherboard, but i may just hold off and see whats in store for the next few months.

Appreciate the input.
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May 24, 2014 12:37:15 AM

The Rampage Black is sweet. I like the P9X79 WS myself. Thought the Black does have that better audio...Though I doubt it would make a difference other than being louder. The X79 Deluxe is good too but has that Gold and black look.
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