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I plan to buy one of these form the Intel Retail Edge, but it will be for a purely folding pc. Which would be my best choice? I am leaning towards the 970 since I can get a 2600k for pretty cheap from MC unlike the 970.

Would that be the best bet (older 970 vs a 2600k)?
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there is a thread about the exact same thing with the exact same thread title lol...


depends on what you do with it but for most areas a 2600k outperforms a 970 clock for clock
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/157?vs=287
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I want one of these, but also want to compare some encoding benchmarks.

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there is a thread about the exact same thing with the exact same thread title lol...


depends on what you do with it but for most areas a 2600k outperforms a 970 clock for clock
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/157?vs=287
I think this is the 2nd time you come into F@H not knowing it was F@H related questions.
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I want one of these, but also want to compare some encoding benchmarks.



I think this is the 2nd time you come into F@H not knowing it was F@H related questions.


your right... mybad...

i am just going to stay away from this section lol
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Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
there is a thread about the exact same thing with the exact same thread title lol...


depends on what you do with it but for most areas a 2600k outperforms a 970 clock for clock
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/157?vs=287
I know how to search, please carefully read my post.

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I want one of these, but also want to compare some encoding benchmarks.



I think this is the 2nd time you come into F@H not knowing it was F@H related questions.
Encoding aside the ppd is about similar between them correct?

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your right... mybad...

i am just going to stay away from this section lol
Or better yet... Join us! Your rig will crank out work units.
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Well. if you want to run servers, or stuff like that. x58 all the way.
If your folding in linx and Just folding. i say 2600 for 1 thing , POWER.
My pc maxed overcloked with my specs is what ?? 650 watts.
2600k 450watts about. so 200 watts every sec X months= alot.

But if going to run alot of cards in it well i7 x58 and 4X 560ti folding=ppd king
well depends. power bill expandability on dead tech-line x58
cheaper to run almost as fast just need to find 4 gpu mobo and dummy plugs .
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I think the 970 does about 5k more PPD so yea its about the same.
Also gives more room for GPUs since you can share extra threads.

I say go for it.

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Well. if you want to run servers, or stuff like that. x58 all the way.
If your folding in linx and Just folding. i say 2600 for 1 thing , POWER.
My pc maxed overcloked with my specs is what ?? 650 watts.
2600k 450watts about. so 200 watts every sec X months= alot.

But if going to run alot of cards in it well i7 x58 and 4X 560ti folding=ppd king
well depends. power bill expandability on dead tech-line x58
cheaper to run almost as fast just need to find 4 gpu mobo and dummy plugs .
Not even sure where to begin with your reply.
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X58 i7 9XX chips can run virtual os also more ram, if you wanted to go that way.
Other then that 2600k . Just on power and if you get the new model Q ? u dont even need a gpu for display its on mobo and u can overclock it aswell. then have gpus fold dedacted
Also depends on how meny gpu you want to add. More can run on x58
X58 is still king but old dated, means slower clock/clock and more power to run. depends on wants /needs u got i7 970 so i would get 2600k and new mobo overclock and gpu never know.

Also 1155 pin is ivy-bridge upgrade capable, im waiting for 2011 pin.
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