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Windows 7: 2011 or 1155 or 1150

23 Jan 2014   #1

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 
2011 or 1155 or 1150

A friend was looking at the water cooling build I have going and got very excited about it. Now he wants a water cooled box and insists it be Intel based.

No real budget constraints but don't want to go hog wild either. Most of my build experience is with AMD although I have built a few i5's. This build is going to be moderate gaming and basic apps, email, web bs.

I'm thinking a i5 3570k in a Sabertooth or rog hero type mobo, 780/790 gpu, custom loop with led strip lighting. Friend was reading about the 2011 i7 socket, kind of wants the newest stuff. I said that the i5 is going to be a better game rig (based on this) for the $$$, am I right?

Just got off the phone with my friend and he's expressed a desire to learn to over clock. More reason to go with the i5 3570k IMHO. I'm going to bone up on these chips and see what bridge I'll cross


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23 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Gaming wise I suppose they don't make a difference, but the enthusiast in my says go for the i7.

As far as which system to get, I'll just say the newer tech is with the Z87 board (1150 (i7-4770K)) but for raw power, the 2011's (X79 boards/Ivy) are it.

It all comes down to what you want or need. For me, I went 2011 for the newer motherboard tech.
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23 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

i always get confused by the numbers and go by their names, Sandy bridge, ivy bridge and Haswell that list goes from oldest to newest.

Sandy bridge being the oldest, isnt by any means the worst, out of the 3 architectures they simply overclock the best. Ivy bridge processors are a slight step up in terms of stock speeds, with a few mhz here and there, but they dont overclock as well. the latest haswell chips.. well therye a bit of a dud, its as if intel are sandbagging and just releasing somthing for the sake of it. again they arent a huge leap forward on either of the 2 older gens, nor do they overclock as well.

And when all is said and done, the difference between an i7 and an i5 when it comes to gaming is almost nothing, youll get a few fps more here and there due to their higher clock speeds, but wont gain anything from the hyperthreading.
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23 Jan 2014   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
well therye a bit of a dud, its as if intel are sandbagging and just releasing somthing for the
Wrong. And they do perform better than the Sandy and most Ivy's sans the E. If there is to be criticisms, that is they don't overclock as well as their temps tend to get a bit high. But search around the net and you'll see many are sitting around the 4.4 range stably

Forgot to add they also feature the latest motherboard tech with the Z87 boards.
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23 Jan 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Well said as for the money part i would go the I7-3770k route a lot of places kicked them down to 249.00
I got mine for that price well worth it and not having to cough up the extra 100.00 was just tops
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23 Jan 2014   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The 2011's Sandy Bridge-e would be an expensive overkill for your friend's needs. While 1150 (Haswell) isn't a huge improvement over 1155 (Ivy Bridge), there is no sense in getting older technology when starting from scratch. The newer MOBOs are better, anyway. Haswell would probably be your best bet.
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24 Jan 2014   #7

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

The newer chip set in a Haswell mobo is something I didn't consider, very good point.

My friends wife has made some input, this may be a i5 with a all in one vs a i7 and custom EK dual pump loop.
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27 Jan 2014   #8

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I would wait for Broadwell Z97 to hit as it maybe will be the best option or make Haswell drop in price.
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27 Jan 2014   #9

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

If one waits for the next newest technology to be released, one could be waiting forever. Not to mention the newest technology isn't always the best. For enthusiasts, Haswell was a disappointment over Ivy.
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27 Jan 2014   #10

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It's due in February and it takes volt control off the chip and places it back on the motherboard solving the heat issues with overclocking. If that's not worth waiting then pull the trigger on something else.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
If one waits for the next newest technology to be released, one could be waiting forever. Not to mention the newest technology isn't always the best. For enthusiasts, Haswell was a disappointment over Ivy.
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