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Well unless the current I7s drop, like 40 or 50%. I would want the sany bridge. I am reading where they are hands down OC monsters. But my 950 should keep me for a while. I have seen some 950s going for $200 lately.
The X-58 systems will be good for quite a while.
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Unless you already have a 1366 MB, it would be the biggest OCN mistake choosing 1366 i7 over Sandy Bridge at this date.

Not counting the 970 amd 980, Sandy is better everywhere.
Clock for clock, heat, ease of overclocking.... the list goes on and on.

Crazy thing is that 4.5 to 5.0ghz SB overclocks are on stock Intel HS.
    
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unless you already have a 1366 or 1156 motherboard, it would be pretty much insane to buy any other Intel CPU for the price performance you get on Sandy Bridge...

the 1366 / X58 make completely no sense now unless you already own one.
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But wouldn't it also be a good alternative to pick up an i7 970 + cheap mobo for like 600? I think that might be possible with a bit of searching. That's the same cost as an i7 2600k + something like a UD7.
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I will be going with the 2500k. I will mostly be using my comp for gaming and using the Internet so I think the 2500k would fit that role the best. Thank you all for your answers.
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I will be going with the 2500k. I will mostly be using my comp for gaming and using the Internet so I think the 2500k would fit that role the best. Thank you all for your answers.
2500k might be great.
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THis is a great resource: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/49?vs=45

Just change the processor comparisons in the drop down list.

has me thinking of changing one of my rigs for SB.
Although that's a nice tool, remember the difference in stock clocks.

The 920 is 2.6ghz. The 2500k is 3.3ghz on multii threaded apps, and what, 3.7ghz on single threaded apps?
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Although that's a nice tool, remember the difference in stock clocks.

The 920 is 2.6ghz. The 2500k is 3.3ghz on multii threaded apps, and what, 3.7ghz on single threaded apps?
Yeah. Best compare it to the i7-975 Extreme.
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i say hold ur horses coz afaik the sandy bridge proccy's have hardware level drm system so wait and see how effective it is???
and what are the real disadvantages of that and if there is any workaround for that or not....
all that aside if the cost of sandy bridge is more then its better to take lga1366 rather than paying much more for just a meeger 5-7 % clock for clock increase.....
EDIT: if u r going dual gpu in the future or right now then lga1366 hands down.....
Edited by ghost_z - 1/6/11 at 10:34am
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