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July 5, 2012 2:55:02 AM

im going to buy a new pc and i wanted to make sure that i was right that the 2011 cpu http://www.arc.com.au/pub.php?gid=24141&pid=42318&p=pro... is better then the 1155 cpu http://www.arc.com.au/pub.php?gid=23865&pid=43598&p=pro.... is it better and by how much

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July 5, 2012 2:57:58 AM

It is better, by how much? Depends on what you're doing with it. Gaming, it wont be better. Heavily threaded productivity work like media encoding, CAD design and video editing, quite a bit. But when you're talking LGA2011 CPUs, you're getting into industrial strength, and not really worth the cost for the average joe.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/552?vs=287
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July 5, 2012 2:59:15 AM

The link to the 1155 CPU just goes to a "Page Not Found" page, but the most important question here is what are you wanting to do with this system?

If it's mostly gaming, LGA 2011 is a HUGE waste of money.
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July 5, 2012 3:01:38 AM

i do rendered drawings and video editing but i also play games
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July 5, 2012 3:03:18 AM

Honestly, I'd still get an LGA1155 i7. $600 bucks for a CPU is nuts. Especially considering no matter how much money you spend today its going to still be yesterday's news in a couple years.
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July 5, 2012 3:05:11 AM

That link is still for the 3930K, but if you do A LOT of rendering and video editing, the 3930K is worth it, but only if that's mostly ALL you do and time is money.

A 3570K will do rendering and video editing, just slower, but still be as good for gaming (dead even).
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July 5, 2012 3:21:53 AM

The Sandybridge-E CPUs (LGA2011 platform) are amazing if you are able to make use of what they offer. The extra execution cores, PCIe lanes, and memory channels make it a rock solid platform. If money is no object then by all means it is a better CPU. However, the caveat is that they also double as a space heater.
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July 6, 2012 1:35:54 AM

Plus buying quad-channel memory, up to 8 sticks..32GB is around $230 and 64GB is $400+....
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July 6, 2012 9:03:51 AM

georgekn3mp said:
Plus buying quad-channel memory, up to 8 sticks..32GB is around $230 and 64GB is $400+....


64GiB for $400 bucks is actually a really good deal
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