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3 years ago#1
I'm about to buy the 3930 from Intel Retail Edge, however I'm a bit concerned if the LGA 2011 are future proof or not. My current build is LGA 1156 i5 processor, and that wasn't future proof, and plus I'm over due for an upgrade. I'm contemplating on either using the 3930 and buy a new mobo, or selling it, and purchasing an Ivy-bridge.
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3 years ago#2
I doubt it, intel freaking loves to change sockets.
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3 years ago#3
Supat0ny posted...
I'm about to buy the 3930 from Intel Retail Edge, however I'm a bit concerned if the LGA 2011 are future proof or not. My current build is LGA 1156 i5 processor, and that wasn't future proof, and plus I'm over due for an upgrade. I'm contemplating on either using the 3930 and buy a new mobo, or selling it, and purchasing an Ivy-bridge.


How are you due? 1156 i5 still runs well, just OC and buy a new GPU.
3 years ago#4
For my 3930, I was contemplating on either of these: Asus Sabertooth x79, or Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3... thoughts?
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3 years ago#5
My thoughts: Why do you need a 3930?
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3 years ago#6
punji: My i5 dropped drastically on the benchmarks since I first built my system, and plus I'd be getting the 3930 for cheap, so why not?

Lemur: Same reason why you need 2 video cards.
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3 years ago#7
Two video cards actually helps. A 3930 won't offer much for a gamer.

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EDIT: Not really familiar with this program, can you really get the CPU for $200?
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3 years ago#8
Lemur_H posted...
My thoughts: Why do you need a 3930?


My thoughts: Who cares? Even if he doesn't need the 3930K's power, it's only $195. No reason for the TC to get another CPU that's weaker and more expensive.
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3 years ago#9
Just curious. I wasn't familiar with this discount.
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3 years ago#10
It isn't any more future-proof than LGA 1155. Haswell will use LGA 1150 and that'll be the end of both 1155 and 2011. Not sure yet if Haswell will use 1150 and something else that's not out yet, but it won't be 2011.
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