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Now I know that there are a lot of other threads out there for this... but... none really answer my question... I am looking to completely upgrade my computer... Do I want to go with the i7 2600k or the i7 970... I know the 970 is a bit more expensive but is it worth it... I dont want any 'wait for ivy bridge or SB-E'. I fold a lot not 24/7 but a lot. I game like MW2, BFBC2, CSS, Fear, ETC... I have an EVGA GTX 460 2GB version for Graphics already, so...... 970 with 12 GB ram or 2600k with 8 GB? Let me know what you think... Thanks in advance...
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post #2 of 21
The 2600k would perform better in most cases and would also overclock a lot easier. If you got a good chip you can easily do 5GHz stable on air.

Unless the two extra cores on the 970 make a big difference for you I'd say the 2600k is a much better buy.
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post #3 of 21
For gaming and like either the 2500k / 2600k because they are cheaper maybe even you can buy 16gb if desired high ram for applications,
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If you fold -bigadv then get the 970 but otherwise get sandybridge.
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post #5 of 21
2600k would be better for gaming/general usage and a better buy for the money.

970 is better for folding or other heavily threaded apps, so that depends how important this is to you
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2600k would be better for gaming/general usage and a better buy for the money.

970 is better for folding or other heavily threaded apps, so that depends how important this is to you

This^
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post #7 of 21
I would go with the 2600K since the socket is going to have new products in the future whereas the 1366 socket is dead.

Triple channel memory has its advantage for heavy memory applications like server applications or databases.
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post #8 of 21
wait for 22nm, ivy bridge is 20% better than SB

Stay with 970 is still very good cpu.... wait next gen
Edited by PontiacGTX - 11/3/11 at 6:56pm
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wait for 22nm, ivy bridge is 20% better than SB
Did you even read the first post?
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post #10 of 21
He just said he isn't waiting for Ivy...

Get the i7 970 if you want to fold more, otherwise get the 2600k.
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