I didn't think you ever skipped anything Mikey?! I can certainly see the upgrade being a big one from the C2Q's as even up to the first generation i7's was a decent upgrade. It does make my C2D 3ghz laptop seem even further behind but as the rest of its hardware is still very good I can't yet replace it.
Alienware Aurora R4 (i7 3930K), Dell Studio XPS (i7 940), XPS M1330, Studio XPS 1640 (RGB LED 1080p), XPS M1730, Sony UX1XN, TX1HP, Lenovo X200
It has me thinking a 3930k is a pretty good purchase to last many years. It looks like it will be the high end enthusiast option for at least another year, possible two years since Ivy Bridge E was put on ice. Haswell-E wouldn't come out until Q1 2014 IMO.
I might have to give myself a graduation present Then again a 3770k matches the 3930k at pretty much everything I'd use it for. I do not encode MP3's or use handbrake often.
I'm also curious to see what Pile Driver does for AMD. If it matches Ivy performance, then I would go with that just for something different.
Last edited by Timman_24; 05-08-2012 at 10:18 AM.
2500k (4.4Ghz)| Biostar TZ68A+ | G.Skill 2x8GB
EVGA 680GTX | Intel 320 SSD + Crucial M4 256GB | Corsair 750TX | Corsair 800D Hackintosh Workstation:Aircooled
3570k (4.2Ghz)| Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H | Mushkin 4x4GB
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Yep, looking at the roadmap more or less confirmed my choice of CPU was the right one for me. I wanted my CPU to be the top end choice for a year at oeast, and from the looks of it, it is gonna stay top end for another year at least. If you recall my thread about upgrading,nI was torn between the LGA2011 & LGA1155 platforms, but I decided to go big with the 3960X since the 3930K was in short supply......I could have waited, but playing the waiting game isn't my forte. Had I gone LGA1155, I may be itching to go IB now, so.....I guess I had made the right choice.
Edit - Btw, john, I have been known to skip a generation or two......but when I do upgrade, I go for broke. My last Intel upgrade was the X9650, and it cost me a pretty penny too. The FX4100 BE was a necessary, but fun, upgrade since Q6600 decided to go to cpu heaven. These newer gen CPUs and mobos are simply kickbutt in terms of features and OCability.