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Ok guys i want the king of all Intel cpu's

I found this one on newegg: Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.46GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7990X
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115079

Is this the cream of the crop? or is there something better?

Please let me know as i just returned AMD's Bulldozer Piece of @it@! FX 8150 cpu

And im really mad at them right now.

Thanks
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i7 2600k in some tasks.
    
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One could argue that the 2600K is the best, even though it doesn't pack quite the multi-threaded punch of the 990X. However, considering the price, the argument is quite convincing.

Here's a 2600K vs. 980X benchmark comparison.
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Personally I'd go with the 2nd Gen i7 that way when Ivy bridge comes out you can upgrade without getting a new mobo.
     
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i7 2600k in some tasks.
is this the same thing i found on newegg?

Is the i7 2600k the same as Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Gulftown?

i get confused when you use 2500k and 2600k? im not sure what your talking about.

please explain thanks.
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is this the same thing i found on newegg?

Is the i7 2600k the same as Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Gulftown?

i get confused when you use 2500k and 2600k? im not sure what your talking about.

please explain thanks.
Sandy Bridge. Basically, Intel's unlocked 1155 chips (2500K and 2600K) are amazing.
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One could argue that the 2600K is the best, even though it doesn't pack quite the multi-threaded punch of the 990X. However, considering the price, the argument is quite convincing.

Here's a 2600K vs. 980X benchmark comparison.
im not worried about the price at all. IM willing to spend big on the best thing out there.

Is multi threading and whatever else the 990x has to offer as far as overclocking, temperatures, benchmarks worth it?
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i7 990x is Gulftown i think... or maybe bloomfield i'm a little behind, essentially, it was the enthusiast top of the line setup of intel's last generation chipset x58 (1366 and 1155 Motherboards) i7 2600k is intels best processor of intels current generation, sandy bridge, with SB-E being released later as x58's replacement, basically, what are you doing with your pc to warrant needing a 990x? if it's not encoding, rendering or running shedloads of VM's, you don't need it, and you also probably won't need a 2600k, if your just an everyday user/gamer, get a 2500k, raid some ssd's and a couple of decent graphics card, no point buying something way over powerful and throwing away your money
    
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I've got to say, this is a kind of odd proposition. You want to go from a $250-ish Bulldozer to a $1000 CPU? That 990X is only a good deal for you if you are a crazy multi-tasker all the time, like you want to encode stuff in the background while you game or Fold...all the time. For almost everything else, the i7-2600K is cream of the crop and much cheaper. Also, the 2700K is supposed to make an appearance soon. It really depends on what you do with your PC. Mainly gaming 2500K or 2600K, super heavy multi-tasking very cpu intensive stuff, 990X or 975 overclocked.
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