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?
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.
For Video -- LGA 2011 is a no brainer! Frankly any rendering LGA 2011 pays for itself. The i7-3930K is an awesome CPU and performs nearly as good as the i7-3960X but at 1/2 it's price. I love mine! OC'ing to 4.7GHz~4.8GHz is very easy.