LGA 2011 or LGA 1155 cpu?

Hello, Im going to make my first rig, should I go to lga 2011 or lga 1155?
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  1. is you are a gamer go with lga 1155. if you will do some serious video editing/encoding go with lga 2011.
  2. antonisrsx said:
    is you are a gamer go with lga 1155. if you will do some serious video editing/encoding go with lga 2011.


    what if a little bit between both?... and is there any upgrade path?
  3. If money is no problem go with the 2011
  4. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/287?vs=552
    Ivy Bridge will be compatible with lga 1155 but i dont think it is usefull for a gamer since every gamer has a discrete GPU and with Ivy only the graphics will be improved not the actual Cpu performance.
    it is up to you! personally for me Ivy is not an upgrade path for a gamer.
  5. This is somehow really starting to confuse me LOL... any cons and pros about both of them?
  6. Like antonisrsx stated earlier it is really up to what you are going to be doing with the computer. For games the expanded memory bandwidth and more lanes of PCI-E doesn’t make a lot of difference in a gaming system. For things like digital encoding or video editing the extra cores/threads, memory bandwidth can make a big difference in performance with applications like Adobe CS.

    So looking at your budget is the next step and if you are finding that you budget is tight then go with the socket 1155 board and a processor like the Intel® Core™ i7-2600K. If on the other hand your budget is not that tight moving to an X79 board and a processor like the Intel Core i7-3930K would perform better for you in some of your applications.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  7. so...I think i will choose the intel i7 2600k... any suggestion for fitting motherboards?
  8. CuckooVids said:
    so...I think i will choose the intel i7 2600k... any suggestion for fitting motherboards?


    Make a post in the new build section; they will be able to help you there. You can specify your total budget and what you are using it for in more detail in that section.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/forum-13-322.html

    To help fill in this template when you post in that section.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/261222-13-build-advice
  9. Two good overclockers/mid range boards for your 2600k are:
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128512

    and

    ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131792
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