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Worth the Extra Money for an X79 LGA 2011 or i5 z77 is enough?

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May 25, 2012 5:44:43 PM

I will be doing Full HD video editing (20% of the time) Recorded with Canon 550D (T2i).
And I will also be doing photo editing in photo shop where I will probably be opening 5 photos each 18 megapixel (6-10 mb per picture)

Now, I was wondering if a z77 board with (i5 either Sandy or Ivy) with 4GB x 2 ram running in Dual channel Can fit my need.

Or am I better off with an x79 i7 3820, quad channel Ram 2GB x 4 Or MOST PROBABLY 4GB x 4.

The thing is, I just realised, the High End Z77 i'm after (Asus Sabertooth) is more expensive than a Low end x79 (Asrock Extreme 3 or MSI z79 G-45). (only 4 Ram slots on these low end boards)

And the reason i'm having my eyes on this chipeset is cuz I believe Quad memory makes all the difference in the world (true?)

But if something 'fits my needs' then I don't think spending more is worth it.

So what do you guys think? am I better off with z77 route or x79?
a c 435 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 6:19:43 PM

Go for the z77 and an ivy bridge cpu; they're a much better value than a socket 2011 setup. Both the cpu and board cost at least double the price of an ivy bridge combo. The 3570 is an excellent value when overclocked.
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May 26, 2012 9:01:58 AM

Thanks for your suggestion.

But here's an interesting thought,
If someone sells me a PC for $1 for a 6 year old PC. It's "the best value for money'.
But best value for money doesn't mean it fits my needs.

All I really want to know is that my full hD video editing and 18 megapixel shots editing in photoshop can fulfill my needs by an Ivy Bridge route where I have Rams in Dual channel.
May 26, 2012 9:07:09 AM

Ofourse if I have the money, it's always best to go for the best.
But then again, if something cheaper fits my needs, there's no reason to get the better one than what I need. =p
a c 329 V Motherboard
May 26, 2012 10:09:49 AM

I would go for x79 only if u will get the 6core.