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hey there intel users, im looking at my first intel build since years back when owning a P4 extreme.

what i would like to know is what is the difference between buying the new sandybridge rather than say a 1366 i7

i really dont know much about new intel systems as i have no experiance with them....

this is what i have been looking at: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=6&subcat=1859
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hey there intel users, im looking at my first intel build since years back when owning a P4 extreme.

what i would like to know is what is the difference between buying the new sandybridge rather than say a 1366 i7

i really dont know much about new intel systems as i have no experiance with them....

this is what i have been looking at: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=6&subcat=1859
1366 is old news now although still very good, 1155 sandybridge i7 cpu's are brand new and cost around the same if not cheaper than 1366 i7 cpu's,

sandbridge cpu's are also faster unless you want to spend $$$$$ on a 1366 i7 980x cpu

If your into overclocking make sure you go for the (k) series cpu's ie: i7 2600k or i5 2500k

the non k series cpus are locked for overclocking
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so its just they are faster then...?

any new power saves etc, i only ask as i can actually get a 970 from my friend for literally the same price as that new 2600.

incase anyones wondering why so cheap, its because he is leaving the country and leaving all behind so said if i want it i can have it for that
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so its just they are faster then...?

any new power saves etc, i only ask as i can actually get a 970 from my friend for literally the same price as that new 2600.
If you can get a 970 for cheap than get that, forget SB!
     
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so its just they are faster then...?

any new power saves etc, i only ask as i can actually get a 970 from my friend for literally the same price as that new 2600.
Yes there are other features, Everything you need to know

http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...600K_i5_2500K/
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Yeah i can buy i7 980x's for the same price as SB too.

If you're multi threading, sure get the 970, but if your playing games...
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Yeah i can buy i7 980x's for the same price as SB too.

If you're multi threading, sure get the 970, but if your playing games...
maybe i should of put that, yes this will be for my gaming machine...

EDIT: forget the fact that i can get the i7 1366 for cheap, and im buying either from a retailer, which one?
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Games have never really been heavily multi-threaded applications, so normally you would see dual-cores in gaming machines. But with how cheap quad cores are now it just makes sense to pick one up, as games are evolving to use more cores.

As for the manufacturing tech, I would go with the newest thing available, which in this case is Sandy Bridge. It isn't much more than current 1366/1156 CPU's but the platform is more future proof (but nothing is completely future proof) it is just more so than 1366/1156. Plus the 1155 CPU's seem to perform better in games, while using less energy, staying cooler, and being able to overclock higher.
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Games have never really been heavily multi-threaded applications, so normally you would see dual-cores in gaming machines. But with how cheap quad cores are now it just makes sense to pick one up, as games are evolving to use more cores.

As for the manufacturing tech, I would go with the newest thing available, which in this case is Sandy Bridge. It isn't much more than current 1366/1156 CPU's but the platform is more future proof (but nothing is completely future proof) it is just more so than 1366/1156. Plus the 1155 CPU's seem to perform better in games, while using less energy, staying cooler, and being able to overclock higher.
so maybe a silly question, but what difference would i see going from my PII 965 to the 2600 sandy...?
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Imo get the 2500k, should be cheaper than the 2600 or 2600k and will have about the same performance in games. Also it will allow you to overclock if you feel the need in the future.
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