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Yesterday I went to Micro Center trying to decide between Core i7 990x and Core i7 2600k (coming from Core i7 920) I reluctantly decided to go with Core i7 2600k and boy I'm glad I did. The speed increase from the i7 920 is quite noticeable, not to mention that the 2600K runs a lot cooler, and overclocks like a dream.

Needless to say my vote goes to the 2600k.
Firstly, the core 2600k in games will give you maybe 5FPS MAX, so unless you do other stuff than gaming you won't see anything, and if you do stuff other than gaming the 990x would beat the 2600k to the ground =/
    
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SR-2 for rendering/CAD/Folding fanatic. 2600k for gaming. BC2 would make most of your uber-high end dual-Xeon system faint out of boredom, unless you were running it hard in the background.

2500/2600k for gaming. Xeon's for more then that.
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Firstly, the core 2600k in games will give you maybe 5FPS MAX, so unless you do other stuff than gaming you won't see anything, and if you do stuff other than gaming the 990x would beat the 2600k to the ground =/
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...0k-990x_4.html
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/mot...-sr-2-review/7
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Firstly, the core 2600k in games will give you maybe 5FPS MAX, so unless you do other stuff than gaming you won't see anything, and if you do stuff other than gaming the 990x would beat the 2600k to the ground =/
You'd be a fool to buy a 990x for gaming when a 2500k/2600k beat it in games anyhow
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That's at a really low res, so no duh, and in a game that isn't even new. I seen 3 FPS more in BC2 with a 2600k over a 920. It's not worth it. Two CPUS would out perform it in games, and if it doesn't it's like 5FPS MAX.

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You'd be a fool to buy a 990x for gaming when a 2500k/2600k beat it in games anyhow
Skyrim is going to use 6 cores(new havok uses 6), and so will BF3 most likely. A 990x is going to do better.
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That's at a really low res, so no duh, and in a game that isn't even new. I seen 3 FPS more in BC2 with a 2600k over a 920. It's not worth it. Two CPUS would out perform it in games, and if it doesn't it's like 5FPS MAX.



Skyrim is going to use 6 cores(new havok uses 6), and so will BF3 most likely. A 990x is going to do better.
low res is more reliant on CPU power
and most games will not use 12 cores
CRYSIS is an extremely intensive game, gpu intensive game and cpu intensive game.
for gaming why the hell would you go for 12 cores? $ 2000 vs $ 300? Seriously? By the time its IVY bridge level or Haswell (your projected 5 years) even if you went with the cpu upgrades, you will still be below $2000 and you'll get better performance than the dual xeons. What?
OP has yet to declare what they do, so I'm sticking to gaming.
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low res is more reliant on CPU power
and most games will not use 12 cores
CRYSIS is an extremely intensive game, you would be a total twit to not realize that.
He is posting at a really low res, at 1080p you would only see 5FPS MAX. Skyrim will be using 12 cores, and so will new games running Havok. He said business, and that they'd pay for it, why not go for it.
    
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He is posting at a really low res, at 1080p you would only see 5FPS MAX. Skyrim will be using 12 cores, and so will new games running Havok. He said business, and that they'd pay for it, why not go for it.
whoa whoa whoa, you just said SKYRIM will use 6 cores, why did you switch to 6? and all we know is he could do 2 hour renders every 2 months, does not prompt spending so much money.

let me put it to you this way
3 x 580 + WC + SB or Dual Xeon + air cooling + 570?
xeons and the sr2 are already at $2500
gigabyte ud7 + 2600k + 3 x 580 is under that.
     
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whoa whoa whoa, you just said SKYRIM will use 6 cores, why did you switch to 6? and all we know is he could do 2 hour renders every 2 months, does not prompt spending so much money.

let me put it to you this way
3 x 580 + WC + SB or Dual Xeon + air cooling + 570?
xeons and the sr2 are already at $2500
gigabyte ud7 + 2600k + 3 x 580 is under that.
skyrim can use 6 cores to 12 cores. The new havok has proven this already, which skyrim will be using, and they were testing with skyrim's engine. He said his company will pay for it, so does it matter? No.
    
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That's at a really low res, so no duh, and in a game that isn't even new. I seen 3 FPS more in BC2 with a 2600k over a 920. It's not worth it. Two CPUS would out perform it in games, and if it doesn't it's like 5FPS MAX.



Skyrim is going to use 6 cores(new havok uses 6), and so will BF3 most likely. A 990x is going to do better.
Better in 2 games 1 of which we don't know will use 6 cores, wow so worth the investment eh ill keep my $1000 and lose 2fps in 2 games out of a 1000 games
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