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December 1, 2011 7:23:10 PM

Hi I was thinkin about gettin a i7 x79 mother board but thought it word b better to get a i7 2600k. My question is this. What would b a good mb for 2600k that is simmer to the x79. I need sumthing I can use for max settings on diablo 3 but most important is audio music production. I think I will be using 16gb+ ram. What are your reqs for a good mother board. So I can do most of the things for best performance? Or should I just stick with the x79 ( I think it has better feature proof. Perfect for gaming and music production ) I would most likely b using a gtx-580 or wait for the 600 series. ( 1 for now and maby duel later on ) I don't do ne vid editing so idk how much gpu power I need.


Ps : just d3 on max settings and audio production like making beats / recording / mixing n etc.

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December 1, 2011 8:39:26 PM

No. x79 only works with high end e-series cpus which start at $600 at newegg. And the boards start at around $300. For gaming, the performance difference is less than a 10% gain. A 2600K with z68 board will cost you around $425, so the x79 would be more than double the price. http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_2011/SABE...
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December 1, 2011 9:36:25 PM

o1die said:
No. x79 only works with high end e-series cpus which start at $600 at newegg. And the boards start at around $300. For gaming, the performance difference is less than a 10% gain. A 2600K with z68 board will cost you around $425, so the x79 would be more than double the price. http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_2011/SABE...



I'm on phone so I'm not being 2 Clare. " for music production ". Should I get 2600k with z68 mobo or i7 3930k with x79 mobo. Which will give me better production? How muc better is x79 set up vs z68 setup.


I think x79 is 50% better... Correct me if I'm wrong.
Gaming is not increased with x79 but multiple tasking is?
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December 1, 2011 9:59:37 PM

Here's some benchmarks, showing only a 2 to 9.6% gain over the i7 980x: http://wccftech.com/intels-sandy-bridgee-benchmarks-unv.... Here's another set of benchmarks comparing the e series to the 2600k, again showing only a small percentage gain: link isn't working, but more benchmarks are on guruht.com. It's your money, spend it wisely.
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