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post #11 of 34
Get the 2600k should fit all your needs very well
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post #12 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChilliPalmer View Post
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

You won't have any compatibility issues. There is very little hardware that differentiates between mobos when it comes to compatibility. In terms of chip-set, x58 and 1155 are very similar. Pretty much if something works in x58, it will work in 1155.
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post #13 of 34
I currently have a 970, but I get the deal also and will purchase the 2600k for the heck of it! May 25th come on...

Later architecture on the Sandy Bridge doesn't have sata 3GB caps from the Intel controllers thank god. Getting a Vertex 3 to use soon!
Edited by Chris13002 - 5/6/11 at 8:27am
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post #14 of 34
970..its a hexa core..many say here that its going to be a dead platform but what the heck..i just played with an SB platform(check my sig) and it did not even sizzle me..aside from that..its baby stuff to OC..[sucks thumb]

both cpu's are beefy but i vote for 970..
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post #15 of 34
970 gets my vote.
 
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post #16 of 34
970
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post #17 of 34
970... More physical cores is better for editing/rendering. If you were just gaming I would go with the 2600k even though it would suffice for both. All in all I would go for the 970 for what you are doing.
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post #18 of 34
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the responses. I'm leaning 970 now. I will probably upgrade every couple years if I still have the same opportunity through Intel.

Any major advantages or disadvantages for each platform?
post #19 of 34
Thread Starter 
Also any mobo suggestions for either the 970 under 250ish?
post #20 of 34
2600k easy. The 970 may (and I stress may) be better in a very few rendering tasks but even if it is it won't be by much. In any other task the 2600k will own the 970....
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