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Windows 7: i7 2600k or 2700k?


07 Apr 2012   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PaulSoebekti View Post
thank you.
i have been reading the difference between 1155 and 1366 and 2011, is 1155 really getting that outdated? doesnt seem like it to me, but what do i know. if so, id happily look into a 3820 or somthing

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07 Apr 2012   #12

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PaulSoebekti View Post
thank you.
i have been reading the difference between 1155 and 1366 and 2011, is 1155 really getting that outdated? doesnt seem like it to me, but what do i know. if so, id happily look into a 3820 or somthing
just did some research, im not getting off easy on this one...

2600k still looks like my best option.

i looked at other cpus, mainly the 2011 sockets, and benchmarks, and reviews are saying its more for memory intensive applications and will not help much in gaming... although i am a 3d developer and it is important to have good caching time, i have a render farm to do that for me.

so now onto mobos, if i do go with 2600k... is there a better mobo than this...

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


i like the board... i REALLY like the price. im not fond of a restriction to 32gb of ram, no pcie3, but i do like the matte black instead of that dingy brownish black, i like the layout, and the flatter FSB sink... ill keep looking for boards, if anyone can think of a board that might have more of what im looking for but around the same price, id apreciate it...
and yes i know im kindof straying of topic, it raised more questions lol
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07 Apr 2012   #13

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PaulSoebekti View Post
thank you.
i have been reading the difference between 1155 and 1366 and 2011, is 1155 really getting that outdated? doesnt seem like it to me, but what do i know. if so, id happily look into a 3820 or somthing
just did some research, im not getting off easy on this one...

2600k still looks like my best option.

i looked at other cpus, mainly the 2011 sockets, and benchmarks, and reviews are saying its more for memory intensive applications and will not help much in gaming... although i am a 3d developer and it is important to have good caching time, i have a render farm to do that for me.

so now onto mobos, if i do go with 2600k... is there a better mobo than this...

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


i like the board... i REALLY like the price. im not fond of a restriction to 32gb of ram, no pcie3, but i do like the matte black instead of that dingy brownish black, i like the layout, and the flatter FSB sink... ill keep looking for boards, if anyone can think of a board that might have more of what im looking for but around the same price, id apreciate it...
and yes i know im kindof straying of topic, it raised more questions lol
found this...

Newegg.com - EVGA Z68 SLI 130-SB-E685-KR LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Intel Motherboard

imm not to attatched to it, so tell me what you think, its also similar to what im looking for

i worrie bout the lack of heat sinks and size of heat sinks though on this one, but that might just be me a little paranoid i guess
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08 Apr 2012   #14

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Read the reviews on the EVGA or any board you consider. Read the 1 and 2 egg reviews closely. With this board they are 24% who probably RMA'd it. That is not good odds. There are boards with better features too. reliable Z68 boards are very difficult to find. I know, I just bought one. I had a very difficult time with which one. Here is a good link sorted by the 'best rating'. But read the reviews and look at the user ratings. Some are rated better than others, but the reviews say different. the Z77 boards are rumored to come out tomorrow.
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08 Apr 2012   #15

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Read the reviews on the EVGA or any board you consider. Read the 1 and 2 egg reviews closely. With this board they are 24% who probably RMA'd it. That is not good odds. There are boards with better features too. reliable Z68 boards are very difficult to find. I know, I just bought one. I had a very difficult time with which one. Here is a good link sorted by the 'best rating'. But read the reviews and look at the user ratings. Some are rated better than others, but the reviews say different. the Z77 boards are rumored to come out tomorrow.
And yet eVGA has a reputation for having support that's better than most in the business. You might notice that they appear to monitor postings on their products at Newegg.

That's not to sing the praises of eVGA. I suggest doing business with a seller with a tolerable return policy. (I like Newegg, but they may not pay return shipping. They did, though, for the Cougar Point replacement boards.)
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08 Apr 2012   #16

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Read the reviews on the EVGA or any board you consider. Read the 1 and 2 egg reviews closely. With this board they are 24% who probably RMA'd it. That is not good odds. There are boards with better features too. reliable Z68 boards are very difficult to find. I know, I just bought one. I had a very difficult time with which one. Here is a good link sorted by the 'best rating'. But read the reviews and look at the user ratings. Some are rated better than others, but the reviews say different. the Z77 boards are rumored to come out tomorrow.
And yet eVGA has a reputation for having support that's better than most in the business. You might notice that they appear to monitor postings on their products at Newegg.

That's not to sing the praises of eVGA. I suggest doing business with a seller with a tolerable return policy. (I like Newegg, but they may not pay return shipping. They did, though, for the Cougar Point replacement boards.)
thank you...
i was amazed asrock extreme 3 had a better score than the extreme 4 or extreme 6...
i was looking at some assus boards, 4 stars, only 10pct ISH (rounding UP) 1 and 2 pct and about 60-70pc 4 and 5 star reviews. i just dont care for the color, despite how superficial that is.

yes, color is a factor, which greatly limmits my options for a good board, i want black... plain and simple, i do not like the red mix if possible, limmited even more... if there has to be a secondary color i would wat green or silver, maybe gold but thats pushing it a little.

im alright with thes e blue and dark brown boards, kinda... i dont like the nastyness of the brown, which is one reason why i like Gigabyte, for their dark colored boards
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08 Apr 2012   #17

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Read the reviews on the EVGA or any board you consider. Read the 1 and 2 egg reviews closely. With this board they are 24% who probably RMA'd it. That is not good odds. There are boards with better features too. reliable Z68 boards are very difficult to find. I know, I just bought one. I had a very difficult time with which one. Here is a good link sorted by the 'best rating'. But read the reviews and look at the user ratings. Some are rated better than others, but the reviews say different. the Z77 boards are rumored to come out tomorrow.
And yet eVGA has a reputation for having support that's better than most in the business. You might notice that they appear to monitor postings on their products at Newegg.

That's not to sing the praises of eVGA. I suggest doing business with a seller with a tolerable return policy. (I like Newegg, but they may not pay return shipping. They did, though, for the Cougar Point replacement boards.)
thank you...
i was amazed asrock extreme 3 had a better score than the extreme 4 or extreme 6...
i was looking at some assus boards, 4 stars, only 10pct ISH (rounding UP) 1 and 2 pct and about 60-70pc 4 and 5 star reviews. i just dont care for the color, despite how superficial that is.

yes, color is a factor, which greatly limmits my options for a good board, i want black... plain and simple, i do not like the red mix if possible, limmited even more... if there has to be a secondary color i would wat green or silver, maybe gold but thats pushing it a little.

im alright with thes e blue and dark brown boards, kinda... i dont like the nastyness of the brown, which is one reason why i like Gigabyte, for their dark colored boards
ok, so ive narrowed it down to several options...

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - EVGA Z68 SLI 130-SB-E685-KR LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Intel Motherboard

this next one is a little out of my budget but i could wait a little longer to get it if its worth it.

Newegg.com - ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

dont really like the blue, but with green LEDs it will be hard to tell the difference i guess
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08 Apr 2012   #18

 

The P8Z68 is an excellent board, far better EUFI to work with. ASUS is the leader with these new BIOS's and is on the 8th generation of their UEFI now. ASUS has separate engineering teams for each board according to the chipset which leaves Gigabyte, ASRock, MSI and the rest fighting for second place.

Not an ASUS fanboy, just giving some factual information there.

Now, if you can wait a short time you might want to look at the Z77 Maximus V Gene board. Cant say to much about it right now but you can read a little on it below.

Maximus 5 Gene
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08 Apr 2012   #19

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kipper View Post
The P8Z68 is an excellent board, far better EUFI to work with. ASUS is the leader with these new BIOS's and is on the 8th generation of their UEFI now. ASUS has separate engineering teams for each board according to the chipset which leaves Gigabyte, ASRock, MSI and the rest fighting for second place.

Not an ASUS fanboy, just giving some factual information there.

Now, if you can wait a short time you might want to look at the Z77 Maximus V Gene board. Cant say to much about it right now but you can read a little on it below.

Maximus 5 Gene
thank you very much for the information, i like the board allot, im not a fan of micro atx due to the overlapping pciex1 and pciex16s, but i will keep it in mind, cinsiddering i am trying to shy away from M.ATX boards, is there a specific asus board close to 170usd by them that is still prey good?

also not to leave gigabyte behind, would it be better than the p8z68?
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08 Apr 2012   #20

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kipper View Post
The P8Z68 is an excellent board, far better EUFI to work with. ASUS is the leader with these new BIOS's and is on the 8th generation of their UEFI now. ASUS has separate engineering teams for each board according to the chipset which leaves Gigabyte, ASRock, MSI and the rest fighting for second place.

Not an ASUS fanboy, just giving some factual information there.

Now, if you can wait a short time you might want to look at the Z77 Maximus V Gene board. Cant say to much about it right now but you can read a little on it below.

Maximus 5 Gene
im seeing so much information leaning toward the asus, and so much information stating that gigabyte would be the better choice, im just not a fan of the blue on the asus, and im not a fan of not having any pcie 3.0 on the gigabyte.

although if i understand correctly, pcie 3.0 is "far from perfected and is not a huge step up." is this correct?
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