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Get a deal on a used 970 off the for sale forum?
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Is there a deadline?


I only ask because SBe is coming up pretty quick. You should be able to get a x6 chip for around the same price as the 970 currently, only it will be faster with all the pros of SB with an additional 2 cores and 4 threads.

It also has quad channel memory, but from what I've seen it will only have 4 dimm slots. I could be wrong, but the boards I've seen have two dimms on each side... It may just be protype designs though.

Anyways, you should give SBe a read, you may find its worth the wait.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4291/a...79-and-lga2011
Sounds promising, but I was planning on buying the components this week. Might be a good choice for the new rig that I might buy next year lol.

Also regarding prices, as it is now prices are quite low. if for whatever reason the euro drops again prices will rocket. So it is best to strike now
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Get a 970,It might have less performance/clock but it has more cores/threads and
It's Intel's cheapest 6 core.
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Get a deal on a used 970 off the for sale forum?
Considering that I live in the netherlands, this won't be a viable option.
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I would pick the 2600k so in the future you can sell it off and use the $$$ to invest in an upgrade to other socket 1155 multi-core cpu(6-8 physical core cpu etc...)
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I would pick the 2600k so in the future you can sell it off and use the $$$ to invest in an upgrade to other socket 1155 multi-core cpu(6-8 physical core cpu etc...)
I was just about to post that.

Go with the 2600K now, and then sell it off to get SB-E at the end of the year.

It'll be easier to sell the 2600K vs a 970 down the road.

Just for the record though SB-E is X79, socket LGA 2011.
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I was just about to post that.

Go with the 2600K now, and then sell it off to get SB-E at the end of the year.

It'll be easier to sell the 2600K vs a 970 down the road.

Just for the record though SB-E is X79, socket LGA 2011.
Its is a 300,- difference after all. Only thing that bothers me is the amount of RAM. since I did hope for 24gb, would buying faster ram make up for this and what is a proper 1155 mobo?
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16gigs should be plenty. I use Autodesk Inventor at work and have 12gigs. No problems at all and never used more than 7-8gigs even with my huge 3D models having tons of parts and nuts/bolts. 16gigs should be fine for now. Once the 8gig sticks come out then you could swap ram and have 32gigs with some 1155 boards.
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16gigs should be plenty. I use Autodesk Inventor at work and have 12gigs. No problems at all and never used more than 7-8gigs even with my huge 3D models having tons of parts and nuts/bolts. 16gigs should be fine for now. Once the 8gig sticks come out then you could swap ram and have 32gigs with some 1155 boards.
I also intented to use the 24gb for simulation purposes such as FumeFX and Realflow, this combined with a few tb's to store all this data. When it comes to that I fear that 8gb more or less does make a huge difference, unless I can be proven wrong
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Your using 12gigs now right? How does that work for you?
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