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i7 970 or i7 2600k?

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Ok so here is my situation:

As a retail employee Intel enables us to purchase their chips, ssds, etc. at a discount. At the end of the month they are selling the i7 970 and the i7 2600k, as well as a 120gb and 160gb 320 series ssd.

Not considering cost, since they will both be well below retail, I'm looking for which chip set to start a new build with (and my first in quite a few years). Whatever one is best for gaming and Video capture is most important.
My main uses will be:

Gaming
Video Capture, Editing etc. via either Black Magic Intensity Pro or BM Shuttle
Some Overclocking

They only pieces of the build I already have are 2 Galaxy GTX 465s that I got for a really nice price. Since I get those i7s and those ssds for cheap, those will also be a part of my build. I am open to any suggestions for the rest of it.

My concerns are which capture device to go with? The Black Magic Intensity Pro Capture Card or the Shuttle with USB 3.0? From what I read with the Shuttle I need an x58 mobo for on board USB 3.0 or an x58 or p55 via pci express USB 3.0 card.

Knowing this as well as what else you know about the Black Magic Intensity products what would you guys suggest for my chip and mobo?

Links to BM support:

http://www.blackmagic-design.com/sup...id=3989&os=win

http://www.blackmagic-design.com/sup...DK=0&snid=9710

Thanks
post #2 of 34
2600k... it outperforms it in almost everything... plus it's half the price

Proof: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/157?vs=287
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i think this will answer ur question

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post #4 of 34
The 970 will pay for itself in the video Capture, Editing etc department. But do you want to get a whole new system or just a cpu though?
post #5 of 34
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Brand new build. Price does not matter at all. Performance does and so does the ability to have use a top notch hd capture device. The black magic products seem to require an x58 or p55 mobo

soo....
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Originally Posted by ChilliPalmer View Post
Brand new build. Price does not matter at all. Performance does and so does the ability to have use a top notch hd capture device. The black magic products seem to require an x58 or p55 mobo

soo....

Go for the 2600k. It runs cooler, it overclocks better (and more easily/reliably), and is more power efficient. Really it's pretty much better in every way (except ram bandwidth, but that doesn't tend to be an issue).
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post #7 of 34
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It seems performance-wise, the 2600k seems better in most areas. I guess my main concern is compatability for HD video capture and which motherboard(s) to use with this. The 970 seems to be better suited for working with a Black Magic Intensity device.
post #8 of 34
Then get the 2600k and a nice high end gpu then.
post #9 of 34
2600k is my vote. much cheaper
post #10 of 34
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Price doesn't matter. I've said that in all my posts.

I have 2 Gtx 465s that I will run.

My concern lies with mobo compatibility or finding an hd capture device that works with 1155
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