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First off money isn't an issue and I am getting a deal from Intel Retail Edge...
I am definitely going to be buying the 2600K to build another Folding machine or replace my main machine listed below...
This is why I have not yet overclocked my current machine, and take off my stock leafblower cooler... I was originally planning on upgrading to an H70 to seem to get a stable 4GHZ.
Should I go with that or replace the motherboard, get the 2600K, and add the H70 and maybe get 4.5 ghz stable???
While doing either one of these, i'm also getting an Intel 160GB 320 series SSD from the deal... or pickup a Vertex 3 with the Sandy Bridge setup (since SB will utilize full speed and X58 will only be limited)...
What are you all's suggestion?
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post #2 of 12
sounds like you have already made your mind up m8.

i would say yes go for it
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Well depends what you use your PC for?

If you use it just for gaming - btw, which means you shouldn't have gotten the i7 970 in the first place - you should go with SB.

If you use it for gaming in addition to multimedia encoding/editing, stay with your current setup.

But that's if money isn't a problem (if it is, the i7 970 is more than enough for the next few years).

What I would really recommend you would be to get a Dell U3011. Better upgrade than any other for you since your system can handle it, and it's going to make your computing experience much better than the i7 970->i7 2600k transition.
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Good point, I do gaming and also am learning Adobe CS5 - and video conversions to make more use of my IPAD... The high resolution Dell IPS-like monitor would be nice, but I personally am waiting on a 27 inch 120HZ monitors from Asus and Samsung...
With the deal regardless, the 2600K is something that won't pass me by
Edited by Chris13002 - 5/17/11 at 6:35am
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I have not seen 120Hz Ultra HD monitors (>1080p). And I don't think you should be expecting them anytime soon.
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If you go for it, definitely get a Noctua NH-D14 over the H70. (If it can fit in your case, that is..).

And in regards to Adobe CS5 -- even to this day, Illustrator is still not 64bit... and on top of that, it only effectively uses one thread. This is what I have to use everyday for work, and man is it frustrating to have my quadcore powerhouse be limited by this dinosaur of a program. It's 2011, but I am sure half of the code in Illustrator CS5 was written in the 1990s.
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What is Intel Retail Edge?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Speedboat_LS View Post
If you go for it, definitely get a Noctua NH-D14 over the H70. (If it can fit in your case, that is..).
H70 is definitely not comparable to custom made WC loops, but it is better than the Noctua NH-D14 due to being much lighter, and slightly more efficient.

I know it, I have both in different systems.
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yes.

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Quote:
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What is Intel Retail Edge?
Curious about this as well. The website is extremely low on details before requiring you to join as a member...
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