Lain Iwakura wrote:
I plan to upgrade and wonder what socket to choose.
1) LGA1155 is money saving and i7 3770K is the top processor in it. There will be no new processors for it. Downside is that it is limited to 32GB RAM.
2) LGA2011 is much more expensive. But it is planned to develop new processors for it for another year or so. And it may have 64GB RAM and have better bandwith with it.
Right now I have a budget for 3770K or 3820. They are almost the same cost. But which is better? Or how much faster than 3770K will be 3930K (for future planing)? It is understandable that between one socket the better proccesor will show the better result. But what about different sockets? And is it important to have good bandwith with RAM?
Maybe some LGA2011 users with top CPUs may share a project with benchmark result on there system. And then I may render the same project on other systems for compare.
3770K ... euro or dollar?EDIT: lol - ok see - the i7-3770K not 3770k money ... ok my error. so maybe the following is above your budget :
1155 or 2011: I would go the 2011 row. and not the i7 but the xeon row.motherboard:
Asus Z9PE-D16 (E-ATX formfactor)
can be expanded to 2 Intel Xeon using the 26xx series. lets start with one Intel Xeon E5-2630. Can be equiped with up to 510GB RAM. see seperate position
price: 460euroPower Supply:
Corsair - AX1200i - 80 PLUSÂ® Bronze Certified Power Supply (1200W) - Digital Managed - each cable seperate pluggable !!!
enough connectors: 1xATX, 2xEPS, 6xPCIe, 12x4Pin, 16xSATA,2xDisk (E-ATX motherboard is in this case compatible, it uses a 24pin and the Corsair power supply also uses the 24pin and not the 20pin, E-ATX motherboard additionally uses 2x4pin and the Corsair PowerSupply offers 12 or them...)
digital managed via software... no unneeded cables in your tower. 1200W enough power for up to 4 nvidia GTX 670
price 350dollartower case:
Corsair - Obsidian Series - 800D Full-Tower Case
its an E-ATX compatible tower with wonderful features: three seperate climatic zones, cables can be kept on backside of motherboard, a lot space for fans, dust filter and many more
plus the + 800D SATA 6GB/s Upgrade Kit
plus (not needed, just replacement parts 100% fitting screws etc) the 800D Screw Kit (SKU# CC800D-SCREWKIT)
price: 8 dollar
plus the 800D/700D Front Panel USB 3.0 Upgrade Kit (SKU# CC800D-USB3KIT)
2 set (4fans): Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition High Static Pressure 120mm Fan Twin
3 x Air Series SP140 Quiet Edition High Airflow 140mm Fan
and Watercooling for your 2 Xeon CPUs:
2 x Corsair - Hydro Seriesâ„¢ H80i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (cooler, radiator and dual fan, free of service no water refilling etc.)
(I did check with Corsair Support: the fit on Xeon 2011 Socket)
4 x Kingston - KVR16R11D4/16 - 1.5V - 16GB DDR3
certified for the motherboard above. I would start with 4 moldules, in sum 64GB and motherboard is in this case expandable to 256GB)
1 x INTEL Xeon X5 2630 (6 Cores,12 threads,2.3Ghz, overclosk 2.8Ghz, 15MB L3Cache)
2 x Corsair Neutron Series - GTX 240GB SATA 3 6Gb/s SSD - 555 MB/s sequential read â€” 511 MB/s sequential write
(using the 2 SSDs as RAID0 for additional performance; not used for installing OS, just for autopano usage)
2 x EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW+ 4GB w/Backplate (P/N: 04G-P4-3673-KR) (overclocked by manufacturer 24/7 usage)
6 x WD Caviar Green 2TB HDD IntelliPower min.5400rpm 6Gb/s serial ATA sATA 64MB cache - WD20EARX
RAID 5: 5 discs (better performance than 3 disc RAID5) + 1 Hotspare
price: around 90euro per disc, so in sum: 540euro
MS 1x Windows 8 PRO 64bit DVD OEM
price: 120euroin sum:
3731,-â‚¬ without SSDs
4073,-â‚¬ with SSDs
with this setup you've prepared for future. if RAM is getting cheaper you can go easily up to 256GB and even up to 512GB (im money does not play any issues) and you can easily double the power by adding a second Xeon. and if future autopano versions do better use GPU than you even can upgrade here by adding 2 more GTX cards.