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Am gonna be building a PC for a friend of mines. But he wants to no should he go for a 2600K or wait for the 3930K which is a 6 core cpu and expensive then the 2600K. He will mostly use this PC for gaming and a bit of video editing, encoding. Also he wants a overclock of something like 4.6GHz to 5.0Ghz the 3920 has a locked multiplier and might not overclock this far so thats why it's between the 2600K or 3930K.
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Am gonna be building a PC for a friend of mines. But he wants to no should he go for a 2600K or wait for the 3930K which is a 6 core cpu and expensive then the 2600K. He will mostly use this PC for gaming and a bit of video editing, encoding. Also he wants a overclock of something like 4.6GHz to 5.0Ghz the 3920 has a locked multiplier and might not overclock this far so thats why it's between the 2600K or 3930K.
Depends on the performance level he wants. The 2600K is going to game as well as the 3930K. The 3930K may have a little more headroom in video editing and encoding, but I don't think the extra platform cost is worth it.
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I just upgraded to 2600k from Q9550 and it is a beast at video editing. The programs I use are seeing nearly 3-4x improvement in fps:

Handbrake: Q9550 = ~12-15fps, 2600k=~75-100fps
MeGui: Q9550 = ~10-15fps, 2600k=~40-60fps

I can't say how much better the 3930k will be, but the overall cost really isn't going to be worth it. I'd recommend going for the 2600k and put the extra $$ to a good gpu.
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I just upgraded to 2600k from Q9550 and it is a beast at video editing. The programs I use are seeing nearly 3-4x improvement in fps:

Handbrake: Q9550 = ~12-15fps, 2600k=~75-100fps
MeGui: Q9550 = ~10-15fps, 2600k=~40-60fps

I can't say how much better the 3930k will be, but the overall cost really isn't going to be worth it. I'd recommend going for the 2600k and put the extra $$ to a good gpu.
what this guy said.. the new CPU will be way to expensive considering what 2600K would do in terms of $. Though if you are a die hard fan of speed.. then you could wait.
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If you wait to upgrade, you will ever make it.

Buy one 2700K and be happy.
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2700k for speed, 2600k if 1-200 mhz less will not kill you.

3930k only if you plan on doing major encoding, folding or benching.

The 26/700k Costs something like half of what the 3930k is reported at. Plus the mobo costs far less as well. Build 2 2600k setups for the price of one 3930k
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3930 = K = Multiplier and BCLK Overclocking

Looking forward to the Core I7 3860 vs 2600K comparo.
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Eh, buy now.

I just bought a 2500K. Didn't feel like waiting, or possibly spending more than $189 for a CPU.
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I would just buy the 2600k/2700k. The 3930K would only be good if he spent more than just a bit of time video encoding/editing (as in, all day erryday). Plus with the money saved, he can get 16GB RAM and a great video card. Also, HDDs, seeing as HDD prices are skyrocketing.
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I would just buy the 2600k/2700k. The 3930K would only be good if he spent more than just a bit of time video encoding/editing (as in, all day erryday). Plus with the money saved, he can get 16GB RAM and a great video card. Also, HDDs, seeing as HDD prices are skyrocketing.
16GB of ram is cheap these days.. 100 dollars cheap
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