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Old 05-11-2012, 09:38 AM   #1
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I'm stuck between getting an i7-3820 LGA 2011 or an i7-2700K LGA1155. The 3820 is appealing because of the 2011 socket (for upgrades later), but the 2700k has more OC potential and is probably the better of the two (since the prices are about the same). The rest of the rig is going to be higher end stuff like 2133mhz ram and a GTX 680SC. Opinions?

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Actually the LGA2011 platform will get you stuck with less upgrade options, as it is targeted to the ultra-high-end market. The LGA1155 is a better option as upgrades go. However, it all depends on your budget and if you want to use the quad-channel architecture available on the LGA2011 platform.
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What's the purpose of this build and what sort of budget do you have?
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Gaming. 3K total ~. Anyway, I ordered parts today and put them in a separate post. Thanks for your reply.
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