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Yes, this one might have been done before but I will post it anyway, in hope that I will find some answers.

As the title says the main purpose for this CPU will be 3d work, rendering and simulating. secondly will be gaming.

I am having major issues finding the right choice, I have read many many posts, but none are the same.




So far I found the following claims (overall)

2600k
Pro's:
New architecture
Low voltages
Great OC'ing (on Air)
Better peformance then older architectures
Supports up to 32gb of ram
Powerfriendly
Cheap(er)

Con's:
Only 4gb ram's avaible thus only 16GB total vs 24gb on the i7 970
Only 4 Cores, 8 Threads compared to 6/12 on the i7 970

i7 970
Pro's:
6 Cores/12 threads
Supports 24gb of Ram
Easy to OC to 4ghz
More processing power then the 2600k with all 12 threads

Con's:
Expensive
Requires more power


So the overall conclusion would be that:
The i7 970 provides more processing power and RAM at the cost of price and power usage.

The 2600k offers new architecture, stability, Price friendly, lower power usage at the cost of RAM and Slightly less processing power.

Now my main question would be wether the Con's of the 2600k are greater then the con's of the i7 970 or the other way around, and if these are actually facts and not fanboy claims.

Seconly regarding processing power, as that is in fact the main purpose of this purchase, will the i7 970 overcome the 2600k when OC'd or the other way around?

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i7 970 for massive multitask.
i7 2600k for massive overclock.
Edited by Abs.exe - 6/15/11 at 11:01am
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2600k and overclock the hell out of it.
Could you provide more feedback on that?
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I think the 970 is the best because as far as i know it beats the 2600k in mutli thread software, the chocie is between 8 threads at 4.5-5ghz VS 12 threads at 4-4.5ghz.As for gameing you would be better off with the 2600k as games are not coded to use more then 4 core atm apart from 1 or 2 games like BC2.
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I think the 970 is the best because as far as i know it beats the 2600k in mutli thread software, the chocie is between 8 threads at 4.5-5ghz VS 12 threads at 4-4.5ghz.As for gameing you would be better off with the 2600k.
Well as it says its main purpose will be using those 12 threads at a full 100%, I'm sure it will be sufficient for gaming, but the less time I spend simulating and rendering the more I can spend gaming.
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the hex will be your best bet for multitasking/multi threaded applications
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Is this going to be a new rig or will you upgrade your current one.
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post #8 of 68
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Is this going to be a new rig or will you upgrade your current one.
I planned on upgrading originally, but it just happened to cross my mind to completely replace it, since I find it easier to sell an entire rig then loose parts. and then it happened to be that m8 of mine was in urgent need of a new rig. So I ended up going for a complete new rig.

I planned on a i7 970
ASrock X58 Extreme 3
CM Silent pro 700watt
Corsair Vengeance 24gb's
Gainward Gtx 560 ti Phantom 2gb (already purchased gr8 card)
WD Sata III 1tb's 2x

As for the case, pricewise I would have chosen the Xpredator from Aerocool
As for cooling, not quite sure since I heard the h70 I planned on is quite noisy
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post #9 of 68
H70 is only as noisy as the fans you put on it.
(former H70 owner...pair of AP14's and it was no louder than my other case fans..which were CoolerMaster R4's)

It's about as effective as a mid-high end air cooler. You could even drop an RX240 Rasa kit in, which costs a bit more than an H70, but will yield better temps.
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I would change the PSU to a corsair HX750w or an antec 750w, mobo a ASUS sabretooth or a P6X58D-E. as cooler go i would get a NH-D14 as it is one of the best coolers or get something like a HAF X and water cool the 970, mine loves watercooling.
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