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i7-2600K or Xeon E5620

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Yeah, before you default to saying "go with the 2600k," I've long been considering the Xeon E5620 (over the i7 950). But any reason why I should go with 2600K over this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819117234
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Depends on what you plan to use the computer for. Any media photo audio encoding/production/ rendering ?

They both are great cheaps. I think platform 1336 will still be long lived for a while, due to the pci lanes.

The E5620 is still a good ove rclocker i see guys going up to 4ghz under 1.3 vcore.

2600k will be forsure to be able to reach 5ghz no problem. Overall multithreaded applications will shine on the 1155 platform.

So if you use multithreaded apps and bench then i think 1155 should be your route.
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You mean aside from having superior performance? Over clocking better? Cheaper than that Xeon?

Seems like a no-brainer to me. The 2600K should retail for $319 on Newegg.
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