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I'm in the market for a new CPU and I would like to know if I should get a i7 950 or an i7 2600K? Is the 2600K any much faster than the how much?e 950? And if so, by how much? The 950 is about $200 at my nearest Microcenter and
the 2600K will be about $300. I plan to overclock and I've heard the 2600K has a locked bclk? Is that true?
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Just wait dude. SB will be out early Jan and if the numbers still don't satisfy you, you'll probably be able to pick a 950 on the cheap. Maybe even go for it's faster brother -the e5620
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SB is going to be worth the wait. Trust me.

the BLK isn't locked, but you cannot adjust it more than about 1Mhz without crashing.

The multi is unlocked, so 4.8Ghz 24/7 stable on air is easy
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Just wait until SB is released before making a decision. Yes the 2600K will have a locked bclk but also have an unlocked multiplier. Overclocking on the 2600K will be interesting to say the least.
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post #5 of 52
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SB is going to be worth the wait. Trust me.

the BLK isn't locked, but you cannot adjust it more than about 1Mhz without crashing.

The multi is unlocked, so 4.8Ghz 24/7 stable on air is easy
It is possible, just doesn't give you that much wiggle room.
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It is possible, just doesn't give you that much wiggle room.
Yes, like I said, it cannot go very far.
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post #7 of 52
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It is possible, just doesn't give you that much wiggle room.
That's a non K i5 chip in the link.
The K series i7's i5's can go to 5ghz and beyond.

The only downside I can see right off the bat for the 1155 based chips is the lack of 2 x PCIEx16. The 1366 based i7's have this.

Either way, prices will move on or around the 9th when SB is officially announced.
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That's a non K i5 chip in the link.
The K series i7's i5's can go to 5ghz and beyond.

The only downside I can see right off the bat for the 1155 based chips is the lack of 2 x PCIEx16. The 1366 based i7's have this.

Either way, prices will move on or around the 9th when SB is officially announced.
we were talking about adjusting the BLK, which is very difficult to do on 1155


It's not like 8x pcie really effects anything.
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Using the multiplier just seems really noob lol. I hope it's worth the wait.+ rep to all!
Edited by Flying Donkey - 12/27/10 at 7:08pm
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Using the multiplier just seems really noob lol but sure I'll wait. + rep to all!
It's isn't noob when you can hit 5.2Ghz on air

Edit: broke 120 rep
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