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My birthday is coming up in two weeks and I dont know what to do. Should i get a 2600k or wait for the 3770k? I saw that the ES of the 3770k only had about a 5% increase but it uses less power and OCs higher... Unsure about what to do...
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post #2 of 24
It is your money, go with what you want. All I can say is that I have a 2600k and I LOVE it. You can't go wrong in either direction if you ask me. If you can wait, go for the new stuff and let us know how you like it. If you wanna jump now, go 2600k, you wont feel like you got ripped off. tongue.gif
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Well thats the thing, They said they were going to delay IB for weeks, I want it like ASAP
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post #4 of 24
Does it really matter? My lynnfield plays everything out there maxed out, neither of these chips are going to stressed for some years to come.

It boils down to:

Do you want a chip now?

Do you want a (very) slightly better chip whenever it comes out-3-5 months from now, because your e-peen needs it?

Edit: noticed you were on Phenom, while my phenom can't do quite as well as my Lynnfield, it's doing well for itself. Don't even see the need for an upgrade unless you're into rendering, encoding, etc. But if you feel the need, SB.
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post #5 of 24
i would wait and upgrade ivy + gtx 600 series. i also have 2600k at 4.6ghz with z68 board and definitely satisfied with it but the choice yours.thumb.gif
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post #6 of 24
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My e-peen is suffering man, I still have a 955
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post #7 of 24
I'm going to wait. If I were to jump on the Sandy Bridge, then I would have done it at release. There's no much of a price difference from before and now, but the Ivy Bridge is new, and it will cost the same price as the higher end Sandy Bridge.
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post #8 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Theory View Post

My e-peen is suffering man, I still have a 955

so get a 960T..Instant 3 inches added to your e-peen :lachen.gif:(and maybe 2 cores to your cpu)
(Also it clocks higher and runs cooler wink.gif )
As for the Sandy bridge thing..It's so close now..I'd wait
Edited by Schmuckley - 3/2/12 at 5:46pm
 
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post #9 of 24
The i7-2600K will be strong for years to come. Unless you're like me and can't stand getting something knowing that the next generation is coming soon (and is better than the current generation, regardless of how small that difference might me), then go with SB. The definition of 'coming soon' is really a personal standard - for me, it's about 6 months (provided that I don't have an imminent need to upgrade).

If I were you, I'd wait - IB + Kepler is 2012 in all its glory biggrin.gif
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post #10 of 24
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Or how does this sound, get a 2600k and then sell it when the 3770k comes out???? would I lose a lot of money?
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