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My opinion is dollar for dollar the 950 is a better chip with them being $200 or so in the used market(maybe still at MC but not sure).The market is full of great X58 boards new and used.Is the SB a better chip yes but to me not worth the extra $ right now.Remember I am speaking for myself not for others.If in your case you need a mobo anyway it will make a great time to upgrade to the SB.I myself will wait till IB or SB-E till I upgrade but then it will be to a SB.That way I still get bang for the buck by using "older" platform hardware.
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I've never trusted rewievs/tests at any benchmark site :/ Test it for Yourself and see the difference for Youself, I can assure you difference will be much lower between 2600K and 950 at the same clock. Beside i still think X58 chipset is better than 1155 SB chipset.
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My opinion is dollar for dollar the 950 is a better chip with them being $200 or so in the used market(maybe still at MC but not sure).The market is full of great X58 boards new and used.Is the SB a better chip yes but to me not worth the extra $ right now.Remember I am speaking for myself not for others.If in your case you need a mobo anyway it will make a great time to upgrade to the SB.I myself will wait till IB or SB-E till I upgrade but then it will be to a SB.That way I still get bang for the buck by using "older" platform hardware.
What you are saying make sense.. In my case i have died x58 board, and i have the chance to replace it with a new one or other. Thats way i am thinking for this upgrade. 2600k with High end MB. I think it will be mostly the same of a bit higher than my UD7 MB, Since i bought it before 8 months at $440.
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I can assure you difference will be much lower between 2600K and 950 at the same clock.
Are you sure from that.. Also dont you think that 4.8 with 2600 Better than 4.3 with 950??
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Well I just went from a 930 (just able to hit 4GHZ 1.35v) to a SB and hit 4.5 straight of the bat without even messing with the chip (IBT 10 pass and prime 1hour) This rig blitz's my old one "LONG LIVE THE SB!"
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What you are saying make sense.. In my case i have died x58 board, and i have the chance to replace it with a new one or other. Thats way i am thinking for this upgrade. 2600k with High end MB. I think it will be mostly the same of a bit higher than my UD7 MB, Since i bought it before 8 months at $440.
Of course what I said makes sense to me at least.My 4 1366 I7's run great and fold bigadv well.To upgrade right now is pointless for me at least.For you it make a little bit more sense.Then again you could get another good 1366 board and wait it out to see how the prices drop on the SB or even the performance of the IB and SB-E.

If your board is only 8 months old rma it and wait.It would cost a lot less and you could save money for either prices to drop or for the new platforms.

I say go for the SB.Because there will be people to buy your used stuff if you decide to upgrade to the new platform later.
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You get 10-15% more performance per clock, stronger stock performance if no OC + Turbo and higher OC potential up to 1Ghz more.
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Damnit was waiting for mexer to pop into this thread with his:

"2600K is best cpu in WORLD NO doubt bout it are better than even 990x. 2600K rule!!!!!!!11111oneoneoneeleven"
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Well I just went from a 930 (just able to hit 4GHZ 1.35v) to a SB and hit 4.5 straight of the bat without even messing with the chip (IBT 10 pass and prime 1hour) This rig blitz's my old one "LONG LIVE THE SB!"
Did you feel the power while playing games??
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Originally Posted by ducrider View Post
Of course what I said makes sense to me at least.My 4 1366 I7's run great and fold bigadv well.To upgrade right now is pointless for me at least.For you it make a little bit more sense.Then again you could get another good 1366 board and wait it out to see how the prices drop on the SB or even the performance of the IB and SB-E.

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I say go for the SB.Because there will be people to buy your used stuff if you decide to upgrade to the new platform later.
Thanks for your nice advice, but what do you think is better than ud7 as 1366.?
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