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Windows 7: Socket 2011 and 1156 IvyBridge

03 May 2012   #1
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Socket 2011 and 1156 IvyBridge

I know everyone raves about Ivy Bridge but it is still Socket 1156 which I personally don't have much faith in it's life. I'll stick with Socket 2011. The prices for 2011 motherboard are $350+ expensive.

What do you think is a better CPU, or is there not much difference ? If you have good cooling, which I was considering a good water cooling, although I'm worried the water tubs pop and water is all over the mobo.

Core i7 - 3930K or i7-3960X ?


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03 May 2012   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ivy Bridge uses Socket 1155, not 1156. 1156 is pretty much shelved and done with. 1155 still has plenty of life left in it, especially if you don't want to jump into the price range of the 2011 boards. Britton30 explained that here:

i7 Wanted: New motherboard?

People usually don't complain about the price of a motherboard, then go on to say they'll consider water cooling. Depending on how much you plan to overclock, you might not even need to consider water cooling at all.
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03 May 2012   #3
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

How much could I push a 3.2 Gig CPU with water cooling ? 3.8 ?
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03 May 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
How much could I push a 3.2 Gig CPU with water cooling ? 3.8 ?
That's less than a 20% overclock. I'd expect you should be able to do that without water if you have an average K model Intel Sandy Bridge CPU.
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03 May 2012   #5
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I have two or three water coolers in mind. You mean I can push 3.2 to 4.0 or 4.2 with water ? I'm used to fans.
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03 May 2012   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

There's an overclocking section of this forum, with a 44 page thread called "post your overclock".

I'd look there for real-life results.
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04 May 2012   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There are no guarantees in the world of overclocking. It is possible you could get a chip that has plenty of headroom to run faster, or one that doesn't seem to be stable much past stock.
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04 May 2012   #8
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
There are no guarantees in the world of overclocking. It is possible you could get a chip that has plenty of headroom to run faster, or one that doesn't seem to be stable much past stock.
Agreed. There are a world of variables involved in over clocking. To start, you could buy 10 of the same CPU, bench them all, and have a huge difference in results. It all comes down to what you buy, knowledge, and a little bit of luck.
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