LGA 1155 or 2011 new build?

Hello Tom's forum experts,

Hey will be doing my first FULL build and I'm stuck on which build I should go with. First I don’t necessary have a spend limit but I think spending a grand on a CPU is a little much. This may be vague but here are my two builds and I need to know which one would go together better. Also if something should be scrapped and switched with something else I'd really appreciate the help.

LGA 1155 build
CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115095
MOBO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188092
RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231476

LGA 2011 build
CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116492&Tpk=3930
MOBO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157285
RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231563

Components that will be in either:
Case: ALREADY OWN
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160
PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171055
Storage:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148443 SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533 HDD
Optical drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136240
Graphics card: Already own
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102915

The price difference is only $380 and I plan on adding another Radeon HD 6970 for crossfire in the near future and I own 3 1080p moniters for eyefinity.
Thank you for your imput
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  1. zeromikey said:
    Hello Tom's forum experts,

    Hey will be doing my first FULL build and I'm stuck on which build I should go with. First I don’t necessary have a spend limit but I think spending a grand on a CPU is a little much. This may be vague but here are my two builds and I need to know which one would go together better. Also if something should be scrapped and switched with something else I'd really appreciate the help.

    LGA 1155 build
    CPU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115095
    MOBO:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188092
    RAM:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231476

    LGA 2011 build
    CPU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116492&Tpk=3930
    MOBO:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157285
    RAM:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231563

    Components that will be in either:
    Case: ALREADY OWN
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160
    PSU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171055
    Storage:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148443 SSD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533 HDD
    Optical drive:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136240
    Graphics card: Already own
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102915

    The price difference is only $380 and I plan on adding another Radeon HD 6970 for crossfire in the near future and I own 3 1080p moniters for eyefinity.
    Thank you for your imput

    Neither. Ivy Bridge is due out April 29th and that's where you want to put your money at.

    A few things also. First off these 1155 boards require low voltage RAM as in 1.5v or less, so that old school 1.65v RAM you have up there won't work unless you want to chance messing up your controllers. Also that EVGA board is a hose job and then some. EVGA is pretty much out of the running in regards to manufacturing competitive motherboards. Asus, Asrock, Gigabyte or even MSI...but not EVGA. Over priced and yesterday's tech is pretty much where their at these days.


    I'l post some links for you in regards to Ivy Bridge in just a bit here.


    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice <----- Also this is the sticky at the top of this forum. It lets us know when you plan on purchasing, budget, screen resolution, etc...
  2. Ivy Bridge is due out April 29th.

    http://pcper.com/news/Processors/Intel-Ivy-Bridge-Processors-Launch-March-23-2012 <----- Here's a price run down of the Ivy Bridge cpu's in $USD

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=138_711_1183 <----- Z77 boards already for sale in Australia. In the past few years the Aussies have been getting the goodies a month ahead of the US and Canada including Sandy Bridge and the 1155 boards. The Aussies have already pulled some of the 1155 Cougar Point boards (H61/H67/P67/Z68) from their site. In fact a lot of those boards are no longer for sale on that site compared to last month.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5166/ivy-bridge-overview <----- Line-up of Ivy Bridge desktop cpu's to date.

    Z77/Z75 motherboards (Panther Point chipset w/native USB 3.0) and PCI-E 3.0

    http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/overview.html <----- Quick and brief rundown of Ivy Bridge, PCI-E 3.0 cards and the new gen boards.

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/index.asp?s=1155 <---- Asrocks Z77 and Z75 boards to date. They all get released with Ivy Bridge.

    http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/Intel_Z77 <---- Asus Z77 board lineup to date.

    http://www.gigabyte.us/products/list.aspx?s=42&jid=2&p=2&v=24 <----- Gigabyte Z77 board lineup to date.

    http://us.msi.com/product/mb/#/?sk=Socket%201155%20(Intel%20i3/i5/i7) <----- MSI Z77 board lineup to date.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-core-i7-3770k/9 <---- Ivy Bridge cpu review with benchmarks

  3. Yes go for ive bridge

    For what are you gonna use this system for gaming or gaming + 3d modeling

    for gaming

    intel i5 2500k equivalent ive bridge cpu
    asus z77 v-pro
    corsair vengence 2x4 gb 1600mhz ddr3
    cm hyper 212 evo
    Evga gtx 680 2gb
    pc power and cooling silencer mkii 950w 80+ silver
    wd carvier black 1 tb hdd
    crucial m4 128gb
    windows 7 home premium
    corsair carbide 600t white edition


    if for modeling

    intel i7 3770k
    cm hyper 212 evo
    asus z77 ws motherboard
    corsair vengence 2x8 gb 1600mhz ddr3
    crucial m4 128 gb ssd
    wd carvier black 1tb x2 in raid 1 for work files
    seagate baracuda 3 tb hdd
    Evga gtx 580 3gb classified ultra
    pc power and cooling silencer mkii 950w 80+ silver
    windows 7 pro
    corsair carbide 600T white edition
  4. Thank you guys for the clarification and the plethora of information on the new ivy bridge chips and there new z77 boards to go with them. I think I will also be waiting for Ivy Bridge then it sounds so much promising then anything currently available. Lower power consumption, higher benchmarks, and more affordable wow this doesn't sound like Intel’s greatest new product
  5. There is no reason to use socket 2011 for gaming when graphics cards are the bottleneck in high end systems

    There is no reason to use a 6970 when 7970's are available
  6. Outlander_04 said:
    There is no reason to use socket 2011 for gaming when graphics cards are the bottleneck in high end systems

    There is no reason to use a 6970 when 7970's are available

    +1
  7. If you really want a build before Ivy Bridge comes out, then get an LGA 1155 socket mobo with 22nm support and a z68 chipset because it is compatible with Ivy Bridge if you ever want to upgrade.
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