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Why non K? Also, I'm well aware that the 2600K is the best of the three listed, I would like to know opinions as to whether the 2600K is worth the extra $135 over the i5 2400 (or if the 2600 is worth the extra $120 over the i5 2400). Is he really going to see real world performance to justify an extra 40% cost?

If he isn't going to overclock and is using the chip for video editing. Go with the i7 2600. Reason being is because of the HT Technology that an i5 2400 doesn't have. This alone improves your friends video editing needs.
    
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you can get he 2600k and overclock just a little bit like 4.0 with the stock cooler you be good for a veryyyyyy long time.

If you don't want to overclock at all go with the 960...
    
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I would get one of the Asus p67 boards or the ASrock extreme 4 like I have. They are both going to be better quality and last longer than any MSI board ever will
In your opinion.
I'd take an MSI over most Asus & any Asrock. My x58 MSI board has outlived many other boards from various manufacturers, I'd probably avoid MSI AMD boards from what I've read though.
    
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In your opinion.
I'd take an MSI over most Asus & any Asrock. My x58 MSI board has outlived many other boards from various manufacturers, I'd probably avoid MSI AMD boards from what I've read though.
I have had 8 MSI boards die on me.....
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If you can wait for Ivy Bridge or SandyBridge-E
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I do some video editing and the 2600k is awesome. You might want to add some ram though, After Effects alone gobbles 6.5 Go ( all of that I gave to it ), and I'll upgrade to 16 Gb.
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I would get one of the Asus p67 boards or the ASrock extreme 4 like I have. They are both going to be better quality and last longer than any MSI board ever will
I'm looking at the MSI boards because they're combo deals with the 2600K and well reviewed. I think brand loyalty is subjective. I've had more Biostars still kicking than Gigabytes, and I bet you'd find more people backing Gigabyte. And I doubt very many of us had bought enough of any brand to really have a representative sample.

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Since he is into video editing, I think the 2600k is worth it. Even if he won't overclock, but the k is not that much more and the ability to overclock may extend the useful life of the cpu. I wouldn't even consider the 960 at this time. Maybe the 970 for a total of 12 cores with hyoerthteading. However, that's more money you don't need to spend on a platform that's going away.
Well, I am assembling for him, if all I have to do is kick a multiplier up a notch or two, maybe he will get a small overclock. Can the stock cooler on the 2600K handle an extra 200 or 400MHz?
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I have had 8 MSI boards die on me.....
I can see why you would dislike them...

I still have a running MSI x58 (oldest x58) that has outlived some Asus & Evga, also a Gigabyte & foxconn but I pretty much killed the last 2.
Asrock is actually looking better lately with at least the 1155 lineup, although hard to forget how horrible they used to be.
    
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So are we in agreement that I could kick the 2600K up to 3.8 or 4.0GHz on stock voltage with the stock cooler?

EDIT: Build Log up and running: http://www.overclock.net/intel-build...d-storage.html
Edited by durch - 6/14/11 at 8:17pm
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So are we in agreement that I could kick the 2600K up to 3.8 or 4.0GHz on stock voltage with the stock cooler?

EDIT: Build Log up and running: http://www.overclock.net/intel-build...d-storage.html
I ran my 2500k at 4.0 ghz on the stock cooler for a few weeks. Worked perfect!
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