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Is it worth it to put the money in for an LGA 2011

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November 29, 2012 2:19:53 AM

Hello. I am looking into building a computer, and I was wondering if I should spend money to get an ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 and i7-3930K, or an ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 with a i5-3570K.

Is it worth it to get the 2011 board? Is the 2011 board better for preparing for future upgrades? Should I get the 1155 board and upgrade to an i7 later? Sorry for all of the questions. Thanks in advance!

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November 29, 2012 5:30:14 AM

get the lga1155 platform. The x79 is only meant for ppl who are into extreme rendering and video editing. The LGA1155 with a 3770k will perform as well as an lga2011 board with a 3930k except in highly threaded tasks.
November 29, 2012 7:20:52 AM

^ +1
If gaming is the only rig-demanding thing you plan on using your computer for then i suggest a the Asus P8Z77-V Pro mobo and i5 3570k (exactly what im using myself).
November 29, 2012 10:57:43 PM

Best answer selected by mrbowler.