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My i7 950 was not a great overclocker and I've heard that many aren't. If I was in doubt this soon after the purchase I would definitely return and get the SB setup. The SB will outperform the 950 in every area and will overclock at a much lower temp. There's really no question which is a better overall CPU unless you are doing TRI SLI. I would sell the 1366 MOBO and buy an ASUS P67 or Gigabyte UD4 and be happy.
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Keep the 950.

If you ever feel the upgrade itch, the 6 core 12 thread chips are just a purchase away.

SB has nothing (announced) higher than the i7 2600.

Clock per clock, they're both very similar.
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Originally Posted by norcaljason View Post
Keep the 950.

If you ever feel the upgrade itch, the 6 core 12 thread chips are just a purchase away.

SB has nothing (announced) higher than the i7 2600.

Clock per clock, they're both very similar.
970 and 980x chips will run you roughly what a Motherboard and Sandy Bridge will cost. You will get more performance in some areas with the 980x but not enough to warrant the nickel IMO.

The next core is the Ivy Bridge.
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