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I am seriously considering a new build and Im thinking either Sandy-bridge 2600k or a i7-950.

I briefly looked over their specs and as a n00b to PC building, some of the numbers, I have no idea what they mean, but one caught my eye.

Which is better, socket 1366, or socket 1156?

Any ideas how they would match each other in a benchmarking test, if every component was the same?

Im leaning towards Sandy-bridge at this moment, but am still unsure.
post #2 of 71
1155 socket for sure! 2500K or 2600K the choice is yours!
post #3 of 71
the reviews out there make it clear both the 2500k and 2600k outperform the 950. In most cases even the 2500k outperforms the 980x....

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/t...2100-tested/20

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...idge-review/10

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=4 (make sure you go through a few pages to see all the benchmarks)
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post #4 of 71
2600k if you need more then 4 cores...2500k if you're just gaming. this shouldnt be too hard to decide. stick with the new socket. its faster.
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more to it than just the cpu.
i7-930/950 will keep up with any SB chip in real life scenarios while offering a far more versatile platform.
    
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i7 2600k for sure.
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The saddest part is SB is faster ---- before any of the new instructions get used.

Wahhh wahhh wahhh.

More versatile just means dead I guess.
    
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Originally Posted by grizzlyblunting View Post
more to it than just the cpu.
i7-930/950 will keep up with any SB chip in real life scenarios while offering a far more versatile platform.
QFT, yet for saying this people are gonna flame me for "crying"
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What so versatile about 1366 again?
    
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<----Will wait for Bulldozer befor any decisions are made. Maybe even the next best Intel parts. If they are refreshing their current line with a new 32nm process, that can only mean that they must also have something to compare to the multi-core AMD stuff.

...even if Bulldozer gets aced by the 2600k and that's likely.


EDIT: My pastor just got a 2500 and wants my help overclocking it. I will see what these proc's are made of soon enough! <Insert maniacal laughter here>
 
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