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Wow, the fanboyism gets out of control here fast.

here is the quote from the Anandtech review...
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For everyone else, Sandy Bridge is easily a no brainer. Unless you already have a high-end Core i7, this is what you'll want to upgrade to.


So, if you read the whole review, it's clear the reviewer loved the SB, but even he left that note in. It's obvious that anyone with a high end core 17 will not see some major boost from going to a 2600k. Are they faster clock for clock? Maybe, they seem to be, at least in some tests. Will it oc further? probably, but i doubt 5.1ghz is going to be common. Just like 3.8 is not the limit of most i7.

I think most of us with higher end i7 understand that IB is probably where our upgrade lies. I think the only people to upgrade their high clocked i7 to SB value their e-peen more than their wallet. But hey,that's ok, we all have our hobbies.

And btw, my 950, (which i think is a less than stellar one), oc's fine above 4ghz. 4.2 actually. I just don't want to run it with my case open and fan blowing in like i did when i tested it. Simple fact is when i get up over the 1.35 vcore needed for those speeds, my modest cooling can't handle it well enough for my liking. I wish i got one that would do it at 1.25, but i didn't, just the luck of the draw.

I 'm still satisfied though. I game, and I game quite well now. That's all I really worry about. I'd love a SB system, and if I was building today, no doubt that is the way I would go, But like said, anyone with a high end 17 is still golden. And after looking at these results, and some others, they shouldn't feel like they have been left behind at all.
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i7 950 @4.0(1.33vcore) Sabertooth 2 X 6870s Corsair XMS3 1600 cas 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 tb BR player win 7 64 28" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
g15 CM 1200 watt SP gold Antec g9 
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