JCschild wrote:WRONG.. they are different architecture. the 3820 is vastly faster like 40% faster than the 3770k
the question is do you need that power.
processor pricing is nearly the same
motherboard will be a little more for X79
you need 4 x sticks ram with X79 vs 2 with Z77.
the other option is to wait for Haswell/Z89 coming June2
its also the same price as the 3770 and runs as fast as the 3820.
the X79 is more robust
I was changing ideas with some people on facebook (in the advanced cubase users group) and I was almost convinced of use the 3770K (with the "K" not the one I put here before)
That and use it with the internal video.
Yes, I saw in the comparative table that the 3280 shows somethings better like the memory bandwidth (51.2GB/s vs 25.6GB/s )http://processors.findthebest.com/compa ... el-i7-3820
So I was thinking 3770K with a Asus SaberTooth www.asus.com/Motherboards/SABERTOOTH_Z77/
The main reason why I'm changing my desktop PC is because my actual on (the one with 32bits in my signature) is well really old... and I'm having troubles with session that opens easily in my samsung core i5 laptop, and I need that pc to run ok (my studio is freeze for now until I got a new pc)
And I looked to i7 because recently I needed to do some audio restoration, and using the Izotope RX 2 demo, and my laptop wasn't able to handle it.
I was thinking also wait for the Haswell but, I pretty sure that what will be costly are the MoBos. And sadly, money is an issue.
So, you said that you will stick with the 3820 JCschild?
Thanks for the input!