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Or would a single 6128 be better than a 2600K?

Not single CPU. Only if you use multiple 6128. At single SB/IB beats it.
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Or would a single 6128 be better than a 2600K?
No. An Ivy Bridge or a Sandy Bridge 2500K and up will outperform a 6128. The G34 perform beautifully in multi-socket configurations, for which they are designed, but their low clock speeds and low IPC - all of them, prohibit them from excelling in Folding single-CPU configurations.
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Not single CPU. Only if you use multiple 6128. At single SB/IB beats it.

Well it damn better beat them with multiple CPUs, the price increases by at least double with a just 2P machine compared to a 2600K rig. When I win the lottery ill build a 4P machine or two, but for now... Ill start collecting 2600K rig parts me thinks.
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Something to think about if you are considering a 2P G34 system: overclocked SB-e 6-core CPUs are tuning in some amazing performance numbers. Let's say I had spare cash now for another 4P G34 build. Would I? Sure thing! What if that cash were only enough for a G34 2P? Maybe not. I'd probably wait for Ivy Bridge, see what OC potential it has, see what the costs to assemble a system, and then decide.
    
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Something to think about if you are considering a 2P G34 system: overclocked SB-e 6-core CPUs are tuning in some amazing performance numbers. Let's say I had spare cash now for another 4P G34 build. Would I? Sure thing! What if that cash were only enough for a G34 2P? Maybe not. I'd probably wait for Ivy Bridge, see what OC potential it has, see what the costs to assemble a system, and then decide.

Good point. I may build a Gen3 Mobo with a 2600K system since I have an ATX case, 400w PSU, spare SATA HDD, 8GB Ram, and a H50, so all I need is a CPU and Mobo to be up and running. With the Gen3 mobo, Ill be able to swap to Ivy if it is worth it, and recoup some moneys by selling the 2600K, just like most of the other SB +Gen3 owners tongue.gif

if 1P Ivy is anywhere near as good as 2P G34, then I'll be making the best choice since 4P G34 is waaaaaay out of my price range for the foresee-able future. Same as 1P or 2P SB-E... Maybe one day... biggrin.gif

And if the H50 doesnt give me much temp headroom for an awesome OC, I'll be getting one of these babies: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_972&products_id=30280 + 2 AP-14s for nice cool and quiet cooling.


Well, since im on the topic; someone said that using iGPU wont affect PPD, but will it affect OC ability?
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