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post #11 of 21
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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
From my own experience this is very true. My I7 970 at 4.2Ghz did better at folding than my I7 2600K at 4.8Ghz, not a little but a lot. In gaming it made no difference. In benching, the 970 won out. So it really comes down to what is most important to you.

That being said, as it has already been stated, there are only two weeks left before SBE is released and I would wait if nothing else to see what deals can be had on used I7 970's or 2600K's from people wanting to upgrade to the new platform or see what the cost to go to SBE will be.
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ok ok..... folding 970, gaming 2500k(price/performance)

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/157?vs=287

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/157?vs=288
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How good are recertified CPUs? a recertified 970 for $480?
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Get a 2500K and be done with it
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SB-E is coming in a few days man..
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Well, I have both and both are awesome. If you fold you will get more PPD with the 970. Both handle games just fine with 1-2 fps difference. There is also more upgradeability with the 2600k as X58 is now dead.
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post #18 of 21
See it like this, both socket are mostly dead... X58 (wich owned the very best CPU ever made in all categories 980x,990x) won't get any new upgrqade and SB won't see much either... who care about a 2700k for 360$?? (remember the sb-e/ivy... im not even sure sb is even breathing by now...)

Both socket deliver the same performance in gaming, ,maybe 1-2 fps difference at ANY game you will play.

X58 will be better at folding and multi tqasking.

SB will justify you say to everyone in the forums that their CPU is bottlenecking their HD4770....



So you pick, to me it's pretty clear, out of two dead socket the X58 seem to be the best choice
Edited by Frank33 - 11/4/11 at 4:07pm
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See it like this, both socket are mostly dead... X58 (wich owned the very best CPU ever made in all categories 980x,990x) won't get any new upgrqade and SB won't see much either... who care about a 2700k for 360$?? (remember the sb-e/ivy... im not even sure sb is even breathing by now...)

Both socket deliver the same performance in gaming, ,maybe 1-2 fps difference at ANY game you will play.

X58 will be better at folding and multi tqasking.

SB will justify you say to everyone in the forums that their CPU is bottlenecking their HD4770....



So you pick, to me it's pretty clear, out of two dead socket the X58 seem to be the best choice
1155 isn't dead. Ivy bridge will be on it
post #20 of 21
it's still a 6 months of deadness ( cough cough waiting for Ivy; Q2 2012) for a cpu that only give you 1-2 fps and less multitasking productivity.
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