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July 17, 2011 7:40:34 PM

I'm getting ready to build a quit nice gaming rig in about a month but I still can't decide on which route to take, (socket 1366 or 1155). I already have some parts of the system and have been working up to a compleate system for awhile. All that is left is the motherboard, cpu,and ram mainly. The system needs to be as powerfull as I can get it since i won't be upgrading again for a few years. So if you guys could give me some advice on which route to take, I'd be gratefull. And yes I plan on doing the Nvidia 3D surround and overclocking the cpu.

Parts I already have.....
3 EVGA GTX 580 3gig video cards
Silverstone 1500 watt psu
CORSAIR Hydro H100 cpu cooler
All WD harddrives 1 Raptor 300g and 2 2tb and 2 3tb
Silverstone hddboost with 120g SSD

Parts in question
Route 1366
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681312847...
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681911507...
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682023146...

Route 1155
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681312849...
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681911507...
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682023145...
a b 4 Gaming
July 17, 2011 8:03:14 PM

I would go with the OC'd 2600K or since you've already waited so long, Ivy Bridge (22nm). If Bulldozer turns out to be a threat to Sandy Bridge, expect Ivy Bridge to be released soon after Bulldozer.

Ivy Bridge cpu's will be compatible with 1155 motherboards, not 1366 motherboards.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Intel-May-Release-Ivy-Br...
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July 17, 2011 8:08:20 PM

still the i7 2600k is best route whether for gaming or SLI sandy bridge still has the upper hand.
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July 18, 2011 2:49:27 AM

1366 is pretty much a dead platform. Intel has already announced that they are going to pursue the LGA 1155 platform and eventually the 2011 chipset, so at this point buying into LGA 1366 which force you into buying a new motherboard if you ever wanted to change to a new processor. 1155 seems to be your best bet now.
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July 18, 2011 7:47:25 AM

1155 will be best.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 18, 2011 10:53:25 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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July 18, 2011 9:48:55 PM

Jesus 3 580's thats crazy Crysis 2 DX 11 Hires pack full AA 100 FPS lol. Only prob is that $1500 worth of GPU will be beat out by $600 pair of slied cards in just a few years lol :( 
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a b 4 Gaming
July 19, 2011 3:08:10 PM

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Only prob is that $1500 worth of GPU will be beat out by $600 pair of slied cards lol


Well since there is no gaming card that costs $1500, that statement makes no sense whatsover. :sleep: 
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July 19, 2011 3:59:07 PM

geekapproved said:
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Only prob is that $1500 worth of GPU will be beat out by $600 pair of slied cards lol


Well since there is no gaming card that costs $1500, that statement makes no sense whatsover. :sleep: 


Did you even read the post or are you just trolling? He has 3 580's each one costing about $500 so lets go back to grade school here shall we.... You see timmy one $500 card multiplied by 3 looks like this ( 500*3=x ) Would you be able to figure out what x is in that math problem? Its $1500 so my statement made perfect sense I was basicly saying that ( and here is where I made a mistake ) In a few years a pair of $300 cards will beat out 3 580's from this year. I somehow forgot to add "in a few years" to the end of my sentence so there was plenty of room to make fun of me but you managed to pick the one thing that made no sense at all :lol:  .
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July 19, 2011 4:02:47 PM

You said $1500 worth of GPU, not GPU's, so you see Joey boy, it didn't make any sense at all. GPU is singular and GPU's would the correct way to make it plural.

You also left out "in a few years", so that didnt make any sense either Joey boy. Lets go back to school and learn English kid. :hello:  :sleep: 

We don't understand "dropout" around here.
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July 19, 2011 4:53:23 PM

geekapproved said:
You said $1500 worth of GPU, not GPU's, so you see Joey boy, it didn't make any sense at all. GPU is singular and GPU's would the correct way to make it plural.

You also left out "in a few years", so that didnt make any sense either Joey boy. Lets go back to school and learn English kid. :hello:  :sleep: 

We don't understand "dropout" around here.

Wow you were able to re state the fact that I left that out after I already did good job lol. And if you are unable to read the OP's post and then read mine and figure out what the "$1500 worth of GPU" was talking about then that makes you the drop out not me. Glad you found yourself a job as the grammar police :o 

At least I can admit to making a mistake, you on the other keep trying to prove that there is no single GPU that costs $1500 when that should have clearly not been the point. Or even worse trying to prove how much of a dropout I am because I made a grammar error on a short post typed out quickly wile I'm at work.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 19, 2011 6:51:23 PM

Wile your at work? lol

Really, I'm not going to argue with you, I have kids older than you and I know better.

Glad you admitted your mistakes though. Have a great day!

*Oh and I never said there was not a gpu that costs $1500. I said there is no gaming gpu that costs $1500. There's a big difference, there are Gpu's that cost $6000.
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