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Keep the I7...
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Ivy Bridge will be on the 1155 socket people.
    
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The mere thought of achieving near 5Ghz on top air should make your decision easier.

The mere thought of beating AMD's 12-core part in Cinebench's rendering tool should make it easy too!

Glad I could help!
Edited by BizzareRide - 1/2/11 at 8:42pm
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post #14 of 25
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This review pretty much made the decision for me. I am just sooooooooo glad I didn't take the i7 950 out of the box yet! The processor and the board are going back. No stocking fees so I'm good. I guess my triple channel memory has to go back too but I haven't opened that either. will tripple channel mem work on a socket 1155 board?

I mean the 2600k gets 980x performance but cost 3x less! WWWWWWWWWWwwwwwwwwwooooooooottttttttttttt OFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...idge-review/13
    
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I'd keep it. You bought it. And next week buyer's remorse is why stores charge everyone restocking fees now.

Besides what do you do that you need the extra power of a 2600K for? Unless you're rendering or folding there's NO reason you need the extra OC ability and speed.

Heck I have a 950 I recently got, when I knew SandyBridge was coming in a few weeks. It is a great chip, and when partnered with a good board has a good deal of life in it. It won't be top of the world-so what.
Well I'd like the 2600k because it will maximize the potential of my 5770 CF set up.
    
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Well I'd like the 2600k because it will maximize the potential of my 5770 CF set up.
Hmm 2600k is no where near a 980x.. even with 5ghz and a 980x at 3.8ghz.

And with my OC i out perform a stock 980x...
    
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Hmm 2600k is no where near a 980x.. even with 5ghz and a 980x at 3.8ghz.

And with my OC i out perform a stock 980x...
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...idge-review/13

read review. then you will see that 2600k is way better than your 930 and 980x. thanks.
Edited by BigCactus - 1/2/11 at 9:47pm
    
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Well I'd like the 2600k because it will maximize the potential of my 5770 CF set up.
And you think your setup is bottlenecked by the X58 chipset....and not the poor CF scaling of the 5000 series cards?

To each their own I suppose.
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Originally Posted by BigCactus View Post
This review pretty much made the decision for me. I am just sooooooooo glad I didn't take the i7 950 out of the box yet! The processor and the board are going back. No stocking fees so I'm good. I guess my triple channel memory has to go back too but I haven't opened that either. will tripple channel mem work on a socket 1155 board?

I mean the 2600k gets 980x performance but cost 3x less! WWWWWWWWWWwwwwwwwwwooooooooottttttttttttt OFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...idge-review/13
Unless you're folding or rendering, I doubt you'd notice much of a real world difference outside of EFI vs BIOS.
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More?

"The i7-2600K managed to wrestle its way to top place in X3, where its minimum of 79fps was 9fps faster than the 4.9GHz i5-2500K and 15fps faster than the i7-980X. We were again blown away by how little power the i7-2600K consumed, even when overclocked and overvolted – we saw a power draw of 234W during overclocking while the 4.4GHz i7-980X system drew 368W."

from http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...idge-review/13
    
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