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Thanks for all the replies smile.gif

So it seems quite a lot of you think the 970. Can i just ask why it is better than the 2600?
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Well it has 6 cores 12 threads while the 2600k 4 cores 8 threads. And since your not overclocking 2 extra cores helps.
    
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I would get i7-970 no doubt. It got 6 cores, 12 threads. Even if you OC I think it would perform better when running video editing and multi-threaded apps.

It's a bit pricy though so it depends on what you are looking for.
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For gaming I'd take the i7-2600. No contest in gaming according to all the reviews I've seen. I think it could handle some home movie editing no problem.
I noticed most of the people who said get the i7-970 own 1366 i7s. Wonder why that is.

Check out some reviews.

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...ws-thread.html

Or some gaming stuff.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...scussions.html

As a gamer I wouldn't even consider the i7-970 and get the i5-2500k or i7-2600k. That's my personal preference and I'm sure others will have theirs.
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970 only if you got it @ the IRE price of 200.
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post #16 of 37
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A lot of you seem to think the 970. Before i posted here i posted on another forum (The whirlpool forums which are popular for pc building in Australia) and most people seemed to say 2600 was better...

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum...616657&#bottom

Why do you think that is?
post #17 of 37
Saw this
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The 2600K is even better than the 980x, and it beats it for value for money as well. So ofc get the 2600, get the K if you wanna overclock, better as it's got a unlocked multiplier.
and decided to close that tab.

SandyBridge sure is good, but it all depends on what you use it for, if you need/want 6 real cores and ht on top of that and good OC capabilities, 970/980EX are really good.

Remember that the SB out now is just the mid-range it doesn't support DDR3 and is not just as nice as the high-end cpus. That's my subjective opinion.

I could either have waited for SB or gotten a 970 and I sure didn't wait, because SB is mid-range.
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post #18 of 37
You should look at the 980x vs 2600k for some results of both at 4.4ghz.

I would say 2600k by far. In gaming, it's showing to be a lot better.
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If you really do all those things you mentioned, other than gaming, on a regular bases then yes you will be much happier with the 970. If you game mostly, and use those other functions sparingly you will see much better performance with the 2600k(Higher Turbo boost).

Now, I know you will not OC(I am crying at this point), but for an extra $100 you could get a 980x and without touching anything else even voltage, usually not always, get less of a bottleneck on you 580s with the 29 multi(~3.9Ghz).
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Remember that the SB out now is just the mid-range it doesn't support DDR3 and is not just as nice as the high-end cpus. That's my subjective opinion.
what do u mean it doesnt support ddr3??
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