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January 27, 2013 12:14:12 PM

Hi there guys

I am new to this forum, and i would like to ask a question , help me decide...

I am currently thinking of what to jump from socket 1156, to 1155 or 1366

ASUS Sabertooth X58 + i7 970


BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 + i7-3770

Price difference from these 2 are really low, but ASUS + i7 970 is used board ( no warranty ), and biostar + i7 3770 is new ( 2 - 3 years warranty )

Need a nice MB and CPU for 3d modelling, animations, video editing, etc.

I can't say anything bad about Biostar ( still use Biostar TH55 XE ) and i am huge fan of biostar since it's really cheap

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January 27, 2013 12:17:39 PM

BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 + i7-3770 :) 

there is no reason to go with old i7 920
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January 27, 2013 12:19:25 PM

Well i really like warranty and brand new stuff, so that's my first choice as well. Thanks for Your opinion u kinda made my decision easier.
January 27, 2013 12:23:47 PM

To be honest with u, i live in Bosnia, and i cant find that CPU anywhere... ordering that cpu from germany, or other county would take long time.. but i think this cpu could do the work.
January 27, 2013 12:26:02 PM

One more thing, is socket 1366 that much better cause of triple channel, six core cpu's etc ?
January 27, 2013 12:40:47 PM

actually tripple channel is a gimmick, no plus at all 920 is 4 core cpu

trust me, newer cpu is always better in performance/power
January 27, 2013 1:26:48 PM

oh you are talking about 970 :) 
sprry, i misread this whole thing....

i cant decide which one....
6 cores is sweet for 3d work
January 27, 2013 1:37:58 PM

me neither... but hate buying old stuff without warranty...