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Switch from 2600K to a 970?

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I've got a chance to switch from a 2600K to a 970. I'm looking at getting a bit more ppd and maybe a little protection if the "core trick" stops working. The trade would be me trading my 2600K and a ASRock extreme 3 mb for a 970 chip. I would then need to get a board for the 970. After doing some reading, I think I'd need to get cooling better than the Vemon X and at least one stick of ram to match what I have. I could just wait until a 6 or 8 core Ivy bridge comes out in May. What do you think?
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post #2 of 19
Wait for ivy bridge imo.

8cores will be pretty sweet
post #3 of 19
That's a tough choice because the 970 is a good chip and ivybridge certainly will be just as expensive. I think the 970 just because that is a good deal.
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post #4 of 19
You probably should wait on SB-E or IB-E. No CPU in the future is going to be on LGA1366.

They'll be either on LGA1365 or LGA2011 for SB-E or IB-E.
Edited by trumpet-205 - 11/2/11 at 8:09am
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post #5 of 19
Based on the info from your post, I'd wait. If you're going to go 6 core, might as well go 6 core Ivy instead of the 970. Yes it's about six months away from release, however the corehack still works now right?
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post #6 of 19
I don't think we're going to see a 6 or 8 core Ivy on 1155 if that's what you're asking.

The Ivy lineup will most likely be the same as SB with the highest model being a quad with HT.

If you honestly want to upgrade to get more PPD then by all means, do so. But do know that the difference in price most likely won't be worth it past PPD.

It will consume more power, and X58 motherboards are still quite expensive.

Also note that you don't need three sticks of RAM for X58. I had a 4GB dual channel kit on my i7 950 setup and it worked just as well as my 6GB setup. Literally little to no difference in game benchmarks.

EDIT: I may be wrong on the no hexcore on 1155, so don't quote me.
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post #7 of 19
go for it because it's a great deal. this is now which is important. then is in a few months or even more if ivy gets delayed
post #8 of 19
No hex core on 1155, it will only be 2011.

My 2600k in linux gets 90k ppd. My 970 folding inside of a VM also gets 90k PPD. Just food for thought.
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post #9 of 19
This is not a good deal.

... and triple channel ram makes a large difference for folding on an x58.
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This is not a good deal.

... and triple channel ram makes a large difference for folding on an x58.
Didn't know that! Thanks for the update.
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