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It's been a pretty good long while since I have honestly been at ends with my judgement and couldn't make a decision. I really need your help EXPERIENCED ocn'rs.

What do I do?

1.$385 shipped for a 3849B018 proven GOLDEN chip, Rampage II gene, and 6gb of 1800mhz ram or....

2. Of course you know the other choice. 2600k, p8p67, 4gb 1800mhz... undetermined price as of this moment. Probably Something like $515-$550.

WHich and why, and please don't start a thread war here too like all the other SB threads I've visited trying to aid this decision. I am truly coming to you guys for some help, like it was the first time I oc'd and had absolutely no idea what to do.
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I'd say the 2600k if you have the money. A golden 920 is great, but the 2600k can do 5ghz+ on air if OCing is the only thing you're worried about. The 2600k will outperform the 920 in every way possible.
    
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how golden is this chip? what oc it get to?

the 2600 i think would be the better optoin. seeing the oc's that p67 can do. lol like 5ghz or so on air i belive
    
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I'd say the 2600k if you have the money. A golden 920 is great, but the 2600k can do 5ghz+ on air if OCing is the only thing you're worried about. The 2600k will outperform the 920 in every way possible.
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how golden is this chip? what oc it get to?

the 2600 i think would be the better optoin. seeing the oc's that p67 can do. lol like 5ghz or so on air i belive
But this isn't a GIVEN. This could have been some above average samples, nothing is ever "every chip will do xx easy". LIke with the 980x that "every chip will do 5ghz", which was total bs.

Also to remember 8x8x vs 16x16x. I have 2 6870's, so a 10% difference in games also has to be factored in. And no one knows the scaling of these chips at all yet.
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But this isn't a GIVEN. This could have been some above average samples, nothing is ever "every chip will do xx easy". LIke with the 980x that "every chip will do 5ghz", which was total bs.
It doesn't matter if they clock the same. The i7 2600k has newer tech that's well worth the money if you have it.
    
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but say 5ghz....

so it will atleast be our todo 4ghz + Min i guess....

and it would be faster newer tech ect as epona said
    
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but say 5ghz....

so it will atleast be our todo 4ghz + Min i guess....

and it would be faster newer tech ect as epona said
Once again, I've seen multiple reviews not getting higher than 4.4-4.5.... which this chip does at 1.29v. I mean it's SUPER golden. I know I seem to be putting up a big fight for the 920, but this is what I'm having such problems with.
    
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But this isn't a GIVEN. This could have been some above average samples, nothing is ever "every chip will do xx easy". LIke with the 980x that "every chip will do 5ghz", which was total bs.

Also to remember 8x8x vs 16x16x. I have 2 6870's, so a 10% difference in games also has to be factored in. And no one knows the scaling of these chips at all yet.
It's more like a 4-8% with something like two 580s, 2 6870s will be somewhat less. If that worries you that much get a board with a NF200 chip and you will have true 16/16.

Lets say you get 6% less performance, if that is that case clock for clock SB is about 15% quicker than Lynnfield (which was about the same clock for clock with Nehalem). .94*1.15 = 1.08, so you net yourself a 8% gain assuming you get the same overclock as you would on the 920. SB seems to be doing an easy 4.3 on stock volts. You would need a 920 running at at least 4.6-4.8 (what is SUPER golden?) to match a 4.3 SB.

Ultimately, you are better off with SB even if you are limited to x8/x8(which you aren't if you want to get a NF200 board).
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It's more like a 4-8% with something like two 580s, 2 6870s will be somewhat less. If that worries you that much get a board with a NF200 chip and you will have true 16/16.

Lets say you get 6% less performance, if that is that case clock for clock SB is about 15% quicker than Lynnfield (which was about the same clock for clock with Nehalem). .94*1.15 = 1.08, so you net yourself a 8% gain assuming you get the same overclock as you would on the 920. SB seems to be doing an easy 4.3 on stock volts. You would need a 920 running at at least 4.6-4.8 (what is SUPER golden?) to match a 4.3 SB.

Ultimately, you are better off with SB even if you are limited to x8/x8(which you aren't if you want to get a NF200 board).
Does 4.6ghz ht on 1.35v stable. THAT golden. And with an nf200 board, ram, and cpu, now we're talking close to $600....almost double the price. I guess my choice is obvious.
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8x8x has minimal impact on single gpu cards.
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