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 Post subject: LGA 2011: Extreme VS K
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:36 am 
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As the name implies whats the difference between a K series CPU (3930k) and the extreme edition 3960x becides the extra 100mhz clock, the 3mb of extra cache, oh and the HUGE price difference. Planing to move from X58 to X79 next year & 99.9% likely going with a 3930K but just curious on what 3960x offers over the 3930k.


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 Post subject: Re: LGA 2011: Extreme VS K
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:14 am 
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 Post subject: Re: LGA 2011: Extreme VS K
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:47 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: LGA 2011: Extreme VS K
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:50 pm 
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PCper! Love watching their podcasts. Hellstrom is evil...he makes me drink during the show. Have to join us on Wednesdays at 7PM PST. 25th will be the last show on TWiT then it moves to PCper/live. Anyway...

Please skip any "Extreme" CPU as it's just a general waste of money. They are 1st drawn devices that pimp the following line and you just pay dearly for them to have "extreme" creds. I use to run extremes until I realized I could make much cheaper CPU's run just as well. The 3750K ($230) is a brilliant CPU, but it's still too close to the 2600K to call it a win. And the move to crappy thermal paste instead of the pretty perfect silver under the IHS has it just running warmer than should be.

You'd also have to dig pretty hard to find a problem with a z77 board with a 3770K ($340) shoved in it. Socket 2011 has no legs and didn't even the day of it's release. As stated earlier, it's a showcase product to aid marketing. 1155 is still strong for the next year until Haswell and socket 1150 releases, and Broadwell's MCP build (chipset comes on-chip) leaves Haswell boards unusable...but no socket 2011 unless you're running a server with a couple Xeons in it. If you didn't adopt 2011 on day one, I'd stay way.

Speaking of which; If you have some cash to blow and have an ultra rig, SMP it.


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