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What should i buy?Which 's better for future invest/gaming/performance.
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Get the 2600K instead of the 2700k and save a couple bucks. Same chip, no difference in binning imo.

2600k for gaming. 3930k for hardcore encoding, folding, and benchmarking ect.
    
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Get the 2600K instead of the 2700k and save a couple bucks. Same chip, no differnce in binning imo.
2600k for gaming. 3930k for hardcore encoding, folding, and benchmarking ect.

^this

the 2700k is supposidly a higher binned 2600k but from what ive seen overclocking results are just as much hit and miss as the 2600k so dont waste the extra money on the 2700k and the few benches i did see put gaming with the 3930k almost identical with the 2600k.

Unless your going to be doing ALOT of encoding rendering work dont bother with the six core (unless you just want the epeen lol) Id put that extra money into the gpu and rest of the system
 
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thne 3930 is a beast, but it's definately not needed for most every day stuff. Even if you are encoding video, I can do an average blu ray to MKV in about an hour. The motherboards for 2600K are going to be cheaper too. Be ready to spend a good 900 dollars on a mobo/processor for 3930, where you could get a good 2600K setup for about 475.
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post

Get the 2600K instead of the 2700k and save a couple bucks. Same chip, no difference in binning imo.
2600k for gaming. 3930k for hardcore encoding, folding, and benchmarking ect.

Sound advice - I agree with this. The 2700k has been proven to be nothing more than a slightly overclocked 2600k (they have not been cherry picked).
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Sound advice - I agree with this. The 2700k has been proven to be nothing more than a slightly overclocked 2600k (they have not been cherry picked).

In my experiences, I disagree with this.

I have yet to give our review of our 6+ chips but, each one is pulling over 5ghz at under 1.40v ~ That to me says binned.

Every admin/tech I talk to says the same...It's only here on OCN that you actually see differently.

Check Hard//Guru...All of them, same results...HERE, it's different.

I think the 2700k is worth the price and day to day will work like a champion...Only if you're encoding or using your PC as a work desktop will you need the X79.
    
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Mhmm.Almost all said the best is 2600-2700k. But that Cpu 'll be nuff for 2-3 years in gamin on max?
P.S. I have time,money etc. (but extreme cpu for 999$ is bit too much)

P.S.S maybe i should wait for ivy bridge?
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Mhmm.Almost all said the best is 2600-2700k. But that Cpu 'll be nuff for 2-3 years in gamin on max?
P.S. I have time,money etc. (but extreme cpu for 999$ is bit too much)
P.S.S maybe i should wait for ivy bridge?

The wonderful thing about IVY is that it will be SB compatible.

SB-E is mainly built for the business workstation...In reality, unless you're folding or encoding, the 2 cores of the 39's aren't worth the dough.

I would go SB, get a GOOD high-end motherboard and swap chips when Ivy comes out.

Total cost of the above without selling the 2700k would be about 900$, when you eventually sell the 2700k, you'll be under 700$ ~ Decent return on an investment if you ask me.
    
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My 2700k overclocks 300Mhz more than my 2600k at the same voltage.
    
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My 2700k overclocks 300Mhz more than my 2600k at the same voltage.

My 2600k overclocks 300Mhz more than my other 2600k at the same voltage.

There is very little evidence for the 2700k being a better OCer, on average. Some will obviously do better, or worse, than others.
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