Just when you thought you got rid of me, I am back to annoy you with more silly questions about my upcoming rebuild. I have already started a thread for build suggestions, with which i got some great help, thanks to all who contributed. With that thread becoming rather bloated (thanks to my ramblings) I aim to make this thread more straight forward.
For anyone that has not read that monstrosity that is my original thread, I am trying to build a decent gaming PC with a budget of $2050aud. With the build components already narrowed down, I would just like to get a fair idea of performance between these two builds, primarily for gaming and general nerd tasks.
As you will notice, they are two different platforms, And although i am somewhat aware of the benefits of each platform, i haven't a clue how they would perform in comparison for real world applications. So far it seems a majority vote that Z77 is best for gaming and x79 (while good for gaming) isn't justified by the cost and could be considered overkill for a gaming PC.
However, i managed to put together two rather similar builds of each platform for almost the exact same price. Surprisingly the X79 build works out just a fraction cheaper. So with that in mind, is there any reason i shouldn't be considering the X79 build option ?
To my limited knowledge, some advantages to be had with X79 are better performance in encoding tasks and heavy number crunching, but there is also the prospect of compatibility with next gen CPU's such as Ivy bridge-E and who knows what else. but if the X79 can also achieve similar gaming performance at the same price-point, why does everyone say to go for the Z77 ?