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I have both systems and the I7 970 beats the crap out of the 2600k at folding by a good 10-15k PPD. In games there is no noticeble diference between the 2 cpus. Keep in mind that your power usage of the 2600k is close to half of the 970 at full load. You just got to figure out what your willing to live without. 2600k= lower PPD and I7 970= bigger power bill.
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newer gen beats old gen chips
    
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1366=king no matter what all the SB fans say it is still top dog.
    
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post #24 of 78
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1366=king no matter what all the SB fans say it is still top dog.
Not in terms of overclocking. The only use for a 970 would be for STRICTLY folding and hard core video editing. If you're doing any gaming there's no way you can justify double the price.
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1366=king no matter what all the SB fans say it is still top dog.
True!
2600K@5Ghz
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990X@4.5Ghz
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Thanks, Sir Overkill.



Edited by Sir Overkill - 5/15/11 at 8:14pm
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post #26 of 78
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True!
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Thanks, Sir Overkill.
That's the 990x... We're comparing the 970. The 990x also costs $1000. Not really worth triple the price in that case.
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That's the 990x... We're comparing the 970. The 990x also costs $1000. Not really worth triple the price in that case.
cause there is such a huge difference

and the 970 in question here is going to be around $200 if the OP is getting it from where i think he is
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post #28 of 78
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That's the 990x... We're comparing the 970. The 990x also costs $1000. Not really worth triple the price in that case.
970 is 6-core too.

970 is only worth it if you use workstation type of apps. Otherwise, get a 2500k.
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cause there is such a huge difference

and the 970 in question here is going to be around $200 if the OP is getting it from where i think he is
Ah I forgot about that. Thanks.

@OP: If you can get the 970 for $200 then do that... SUPER cheap.
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post #30 of 78
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Ah I forgot about that. Thanks.

@OP: If you can get the 970 for $200 then do that... SUPER cheap.
based on the price he mention im pretty sure he is referring to intels purchase program for ppl who work at retail stores. On may 25th it goes live and i plan on nabbing the 970 myself It was just over $200 when they offered it in December so it should be that or slightly less
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