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April 26, 2012 2:46:02 PM

Okay! So I had a post awhile back about wanting to buy a Q8300, I did buy it and it didn't go over well. Couldn't stream even CLOSE to what I was hoping so I'ma start aiming towards building a new computer but there is a lot of things... I was wondering if y'all would help me choose.

CPU is my main one - I would prefer a 1155 socket so it's upgradable/replaceable if I need with something. i5 and i7 still confuse me a bit (I want an i7) but from what I can understand i5 is 2 cores hyperthreaded into 4, and i7 is 4 cores hyperthreaded into 8?

I've been looking around (a lot) and I -really- want a 2600K but man that $320 price is -steep-.

My friend has an i5 770 (3.2 Intel Smart OC'd) and it runs everything I wanna do perfectly and is only $150, but I don't know. For some reason it just seems like I should aim for a 2 5/6/700K series...

ANYWAYS! my main point is asking if y'all can suggest a nicely priced 1155 (prefer) socket mobos? I'm trying to find one that preferably has 2 PCI E 2.0 (For my 560ti + another 560ti in the future) and allows 1600, and 1333 RAM (So I can use my 1333 for now, and 1600 in the future.)

I will also likely OC the CPU later so a mobo that supports it would be nice.


I looked on NewEgg and only found one mobo that met my 'fields' and it was a $230 "Thermal Plated" Mobo? Looked beasty but quite a bit of money.

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April 26, 2012 2:52:00 PM

Hello KanagiF

Want to think about the new Ivy Bridge CPUs that go on sale shortly?
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April 26, 2012 3:02:08 PM

Yep, that's it. It looks beasty as all else, and I'm willing to bet it's insanely good for OCing, but $240 is a bit out of my reach for a mobo. To be honest, the main reason I haven't just bought the 2600K is because it's $320.

The Ivy Bridges also seem EXTREMELY interesting to me, but I worry about the price (People also said the heat is extremely high in their 'tick' phase, of the tick-tock method.)
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April 26, 2012 3:09:53 PM

The IB won't overclock as high as SB - and when OC'd it will be hotter - but not 'out of control' hot.
And prices should be very close to SB based on early guesstimates.
Lastest rumor is available on the 29th or 30th.
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April 26, 2012 3:16:13 PM

"i5 is 2 cores hyperthreaded into 4, and i7 is 4 cores hyperthreaded into 8?"

Partially correct. i5 is 4 cores with no hyperthreading. i7 is 4 cores hyperthreaded into 8.
April 26, 2012 3:34:05 PM

So since I'm big into streaming and video editing an i7 would prove much more viable to me than an i5? I'm mostly just trying to keep price in comparison in the end. Because I mean, I go to NewEgg and I look at the 2600K and the mobo, then the RAM etc and I walk out with a $600 card when I came to only spend $300, and I die a lil'.
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April 26, 2012 3:36:14 PM

i5 is going to be a really strong streaming and video editing CPU.

Sure, i7 is going to be even better. But unless you earn a living doing streaming and video editing, I think you can skip spending the extra $100.
April 26, 2012 3:37:56 PM

Why is it that the i5 770 is -so- much stronger than my Q8300? Is it literally just the 2.5GHZ vs the 3.2GHZ or is it something else? I've been looking over the Intel page for both and I don't see much besides it's 8MB cache (Which I don't know how important that even is for this.)
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April 26, 2012 3:45:30 PM

The 2.5GHZ vs 3.2GHZ isn't the only benefit the 770 has.
This review will help high light the changes: Core i5 750 Processor Review
April 26, 2012 4:31:57 PM

Oh wow, I just read it. The FPS readings were nice, but a bid padded since it was OC'd to 4.2GHZ while the others weren't. However, those are -nice- results. Maybe I'll look into the 770 Lynnfield. I originally wanted to avoid the 1156 socket since it's -already- replaced, but since by the time I need to upgrade again, I'll need to upgrade everything, maybe I'll check it out.
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April 26, 2012 7:05:51 PM

The had both OC'd and standard clock benchmarks for comparison.

The bump up going from 1st Gen Core i5-750 to 2nd Gen Core i5-2500K is just about as big a bump up from C2Q Q9xxx.

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April 26, 2012 7:06:22 PM

That's a good CPU/MB combo.

What CPU cooler did you get?
April 26, 2012 8:02:15 PM

If you wait for IB to be in stock you might see a drop in prices of the SB processors. Allready been seeing it in some places. Newegg had a disocunt on the 2700k as did NCIX (has the 2700k at $299.99 right now
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April 26, 2012 9:07:18 PM

Hyper 212+ will work just fine on your Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge build.
You'll put it to good use overclocking a i5-2500K or i5-3570K
April 26, 2012 9:39:31 PM

So you think that's a good setup also? Nice. There is a thread over on OC.net with someone showing exactly how to OC 2 5/6/700 to 4.5GHZ with a Z68 board, but I don't really think I'll need it. That thing looks straight up beasty.
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April 26, 2012 9:53:42 PM

What I usually recommend is to leave the CPU at stock and when it's time to upgrade the graphics card - then give your CPU an OC boost to get a CPU/GPU performance boost. That's not to say you can't go right out and OC. You just probably don't need to do it right away.
April 26, 2012 10:55:49 PM

WR2 said:
What I usually recommend is to leave the CPU at stock and when it's time to upgrade the graphics card - then give your CPU an OC boost to get a CPU/GPU performance boost. That's not to say you can't go right out and OC. You just probably don't need to do it right away.


Ya.... I have a GTX 680 to go with the 3770k i'm going to pick-up so I'm not too concerned with the graphics. ;) 
April 29, 2012 4:23:48 PM

Oh wow, as y'all know I've decided to go with the i5 2500 for $220 because I already know how to OC It to 4.5GHZ.... BUT The Ivy Bridge is now massively out, and I saw
http://promotions.newegg.com/intel/12-1486/index.html?c...

The i5 3550 and 3450. What do y'all think? I'm not 100% familiar with Ivy Bridge, nor with it's OC potentials but if I could get a brand new 3.1(3.5)GHZ for even less....

I'm still confused about something on the i5 v i7.

i7 has 'virtual cores' so it basically has 8 cores. How, exactly, does that work?
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April 29, 2012 4:26:39 PM

IB is like SB - you want a K model for overclocking.
As in i5-3570K
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