Especially wallis. Thank you. I'll probably go with the 1155 socket processors as it appears to me the Haswell was made for mobile devices as it uses less energy. I'm waiting on a newegg special promotion before I buy. Thinking of buying the i7 3770k if I can get it for less than $300. I would buy the i5 3570k ($100 less) but my daughter may need the hyper threading as a college freshman next year. I want her to have all the advantages I can give her. Thanks again.
I knew i could come to the INTC message board for help. Tom's hardware also has tons of great information. It's funny though, some people are willing to help and then you have the typical moron that post here smart off about it and give my post a thumbs down. Who cares. IMO this is about the only use you can get out of this board anyway. They are just mad because I didn't come on with the same blather they post day in and day out.
Looks like I need to go with the 1150 socket and forget the savings. Some nice Asus Z87 motherboards out too.
I understand the difference between the i3, i5 and the i7. I fail to see any significant difference between the Gen 2 (Sandy Bridge), Gen 3 (Ivy Bridge) and the Gen 4 (Haswell). I understand the processor microarchitecture is getting smaller (from 32nm to 22nm) and uses less energy but is this it? They are all still priced about the same. The new Haswell does force you to use an 1150 socket therefore it is not backwards compatible. That in itself is a turn off to me because it's going to cost more. I'm going with Intel on my new build but just as the stock has lagged I think the products are getting a bit stale too. What gives? You would think they would have upgraded more than what they did. They are all basically the same thing.
Since no one wanted to debate the issue I'll have to assume they agree with me.
I'm thinking very seriously about doing the same. The 4930K is $250 more on newegg. That's a chunk of cash to lay down for the little extra you get. Operating frequency on the 4930K is slightly less than the 4820K. 3.4GHz and 3.6GHz respectively. The 4930K does have six cores and more L3 cache at 12mb. Four Channel DDR3 support. It doesn't say on newegg but I assume it will support 64mb. Tough decision. Newegg has the 4930K for $579.99. Add in the more expensive LGA 2011 motherboard and you're looking at around $900 for just the CPU and Motherboard. It will be a computer to be proud of, I hope.
The one I bought does not say it's compatible with the 2011 socket but it does say CPU Support: Intel: Core i7 Extreme / Core i7 / Core2 Extreme / Core2 Quad / Core2 Duo / Pentium / Celeron AMD: Phenom II X4 / Phenom II X3 / Phenom X4 / Phenom X3 / Athlon X2 / Athlon / Sempron
I think it will physically fit on the CPU correctly but I'm wondering if it will cool it. The Fractal Design Define R4 case I bought allows for a top mount water cooler. Not sure what I will go with but I'll keep the hyper 212 cooler anyway. $15.99 after the rebate.
Seems to me the more watts the more power for a desktop.
Thinking of going the new 2011 socket.
I'm not interested in saving energy. Haswell is nice but appears to me
to be developed for a laptop or battery computer.
Looks like a hoss.
Anyone know anything about it.
I would be scared to death to take the lid off an $580 CPU. I would have to practice on some older worthless processors first. Does it really work that well? Speaking of cooling. I'm looking at air. I've bought the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler.
Do you think this will be enough if I go with six core 4930K?
Check that......... I meant to say it will support 64 GB of memory.
Looks like a nice system. Don't forget the SSD for the OS. I bought the Samsung 840PRO-256GB on sale for $179.99 Haven't decided on graphics yet. I'm still concerned about the price difference. CPU-World compares it with Haswell and others and not a huge difference for the money. Wonder why the 4930K and the 4960X are so much more expensive?
My daughter is starting College this year and we (I) can't wait. She will be using this computer when she comes home. :)
Either way INTC has a very slight short percentage. Around 4%. I think most of those are betting on an overall market sell off. INTC is too cheap to short plus the shorts have to pay the divy.