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I was going to go with the 2600k but now I want to be able to Fold, would the 970 be better? I want to game while folding

What your thoughts?

Even not considering folding whats the better CPU? Why? For what? Im confused. lol
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2600k the best bang for your buck. You could add another GPU with the money you would save.
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Id get the 2600k for prolly 100 or the 970 for prolly 200
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dwmcfall View Post
Id get the 2600k for prolly 100 or the 970 for prolly 200
970 then.

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
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post #5 of 78
I7 970 is fast BUT with that said, 2600k is cheaper to buy and cheaper to run. My i7 930 @ 4 ghz ~@ 400 watts+580gtx @ 950 core 300+ watts=700+watts
i72600 @ 5ghz @~250 watts, + gpus 580gtx 300+ watts = 550 . thats a saveing is 200-150 watts /sec saved.
But i7 x58 faster and still king.
2600k is lower power but little slower. also less cores. Gaming 2600k, folding or editing x58 still better.
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2500k is the better bang for the buck.
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post #7 of 78
The 2600K is faster than the 970 in almost all games and benchmarks. The 970 is only faster for things like folding/ but not by a big amount. However, the 2600K is likely to OC much higher and therefore likely to be faster overall once a max OC is reached for both CPUs.
    
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Based on the price you mentioned im guessing you are part of intel retailedge? I will be getting the 970 myself, but a big part of that is because i already have a good x58 board (RIIIE) but if i didnt have the x58 board already i would probably get the 2600k
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OP, either processor will be good. However, bear in mind platform longetivity: X58 is nearing EOL and 1155 *may* have drop in upgrades.
    
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post #10 of 78
If you can get a 2600k for $100 what the hell are you sitting around talking to us for? Do eet!
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