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Alright so I have wanted a new processor for a long time. I could get a i7 950 for Christmas as they are now just $199 at microcenter or would it be really good to wait and get a sandy bridge.
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Let me ask you a question. What are you going to be using it for? Rendering? Video Editing? Just gaming?
    
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Realistically, if you are looking at a 2600K vs. a 950, then it's hit or miss. Both will be 4c/8t and should be good to hit 4.0ghz easily. The SB setup might be slightly cheaper for the mobo.

I'm betting that SB will be ~10% faster clock for clock.
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I would just be using it for gaming. Also the sandy bridge cpus look interesting but would I be better off with the i7 950 for $200.
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Originally Posted by awesomator View Post
I would just be using it for gaming. Also the sandy bridge cpus look interesting but would I be better off with the i7 950 for $200.
All you need is the 2500K for gaming and will probably be 150 at Microcenter when it's released.
    
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from the leaked results SB will clock much higher when OCed.
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