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Hell I don't think its even worth it over the I5 760. Lol.
Love to see how a 760 an a 2600K at similar clock speeds will fare.

Bet they will be almost similar.
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Why do people even bring up sandy bridge for gaming purposes? Theres no need to have it for gaming.
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2600k definitely. HT is wonderful, it's not for gaming though, but HT will help you a lot.

I believe that the 2600k can reach 5Ghz on air. Just IMAGINE what you can do with when you watercool it.
    
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i guess i'll decide once NCIX or w.e retailer near me put a bundle deal, for sure it's faster than my p4 XD
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So if the chip is superior to the I7 how come the chipset is inferior? (Only 8x 8x SLI)
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Originally Posted by 1keith1;11870900 
Why do people even bring up sandy bridge for gaming purposes? Theres no need to have it for gaming.

Well if someone is looking to upgrade or build a new system, it wouldn't really make sense to get any other Intel CPU but a Sandy Bridge based one. They're very nicely priced across the board.
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i7 has HT for mltithreaded apps and encodin
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Why do people even bring up sandy bridge for gaming purposes? Theres no need to have it for gaming.

All you need for gaming is a lowly core i3 530.
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Originally Posted by exlink;11870723 
In all honesty, with only a $100 difference between the two I would just get the i7 2600k and be satisfied with having the fastest quad-core CPU available.

...for how long. That mentality will leave your dirt poor.
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Originally Posted by sintricate;11871005 
...for how long. That mentality will leave your dirt poor.

I'm stating that if you've been in a situation like mine, who has completely skipped the 1st generation i5/i7 chips and is looking for an upgrade, then you might as well get the fastest chip available if the premium is not that high (in this case $100).

I'm not saying that people should always spend the extra amount or continuously upgrade to have top-end gear. Especially if the premium paid for the upgrade is not worth the extra performance.
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