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if price didnt matter, and i was trying to build a top of the line system, which cpu would you go with and why? (imagine they cost the same?)

intels 1366 Intel Core i7-970 Gulftown 3.2GHz 6 core x 256KB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115066

or the new 1155 4 core Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115070

now i know the new sandy bridge is easier to oc but at stock levels is the sandy bridge really faster than the 6 core i7 970?

also whats the best mobo on the market right now to suppport the 1155 cpu? looking to do everything from gaming to DJing to work. plan on overclocking eventually
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Depends what your doing, with some things like gaming the SB setup will win but with editing/rendering, folding, photoshop and other thing's that can utilize the cores/threads. SB is better for gaming usually because it has pretty good clock for clock performance versus other CPU's.

As for the 1155 board, depends how many gpu's you intend to have because they are all able to overclock roughly the same if you get at least an alright one.

Extreme6 is a good board for the price, good for an SLI config with a PhysX card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-231-_-Product
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Gaming or normal usage, go with SB. It's easier to OC and is clock for clock faster than Nahalem. Only a handful of games support even quad CPUs. Higher single threaded performance will be better for games that like the CPU (BC2 for example).

Crunching, Folding, encoding, or rendering, get the 970. Those types of tasks will benefit from having more cores and the greater overall processing power of the Hex core CPUs.
    
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Top-of-the-line? The 990X.
    
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1155 sandybridge all the way. Even if they cost the same. they are very quick clock for clock, run cooler and use less power, and overclock like whores on speed
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