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post #11 of 17
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If you're looking for top of the line...

Have you considered the 970 or 980x?
i did look at them but i think thats a little to much overkill lol..i think the current ones the 950 or the new ones i7-2600K would be the most i should go for
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i did look at them but i think thats a little to much overkill lol..i think the current ones the 950 or the new ones i7-2600K would be the most i should go for
Since you'll be doing encoding, you'd make full use of the extra cores and threads. And you said you wanted top of the line... That's why I asked.

If you were to go 1366, you'd have the option of upgrading to a 6 core chip down the road.

1155 doesn't have such an option. The 2600k is *THE* top chip in the sandy bridge lineup.

IMO.... Wait it out a week or two. See what real-world users are getting from the 2600k. Then compare prices and make an informed decision.
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The only thing right now that is keeping me from jumping into Sandy Bridge is the fact that all of the board suppliers have a buggy BIOS, and only the Intel boards can get the highest overclock. I am just waiting to see if that problem can be resolved with a BIOS update or if it is in the hardware... which means waiting for a board revision which could take a while longer for them to iron out all the issues.
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The only thing right now that is keeping me from jumping into Sandy Bridge is the fact that all of the board suppliers have a buggy BIOS, and only the Intel boards can get the highest overclock. I am just waiting to see if that problem can be resolved with a BIOS update or if it is in the hardware... which means waiting for a board revision which could take a while longer for them to iron out all the issues.
by buggy bios you mean just when it comes to the overclocking??

also i read this in pcworld article

"The Core i7-2600K comes with a new fan–heat sink unit similar to the one introduced with the Core i7-980X last year, and that requires a special bracket to be installed underneath the motherboard; this is easy if you're assembling a system from scratch, but not if you want to replace a chip in one you've already built."

can anyone show me a video or exactly explain how this brack is install as i said this is my first build and like to be prepared dont want to run into any problems when im installing things..also does this processor come like the 950 with the thermal paste already applied or do you have to do it your self?
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by buggy bios you mean just when it comes to the overclocking??
Yes, multiple reviews state that with the popular board suppliers like MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte, etc... they can only get up to max clocks around 4.5-4.6GHz, whereas the Intel boards are the ones getting to 5GHz+.

Although it isn't a big deal for me because I will be using air cooling so running 5GHz 24/7 may be a bit risky for me, but with people that have water cooling or something more powerful will be able to run higher frequencies more safely thus making those boards unattractive towards those buyers.
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Actually, Gigabyte and Asus both released the updated BIOs. Fyi though, the maximum was ~4.8-4.9GHz due to a 47x multi wall. However, both of them released BIOs with the new option and people have been hitting 5GHz+. MSI released it today I believe.
 
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Actually, Gigabyte and Asus both released the updated BIOs. Fyi though, the maximum was ~4.8-4.9GHz due to a 47x multi wall. However, both of them released BIOs with the new option and people have been hitting 5GHz+. MSI released it today I believe.
Ah, I must have missed that. I guess all of the Sandy Bridge reviews were done prior to the BIOS updates then.

Glad to know it wasn't a hardware limitation.
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