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Basicly I'm building an i7 system and I'm not sure which to go for

If I was to go for the i7 950 I would be going for the EVGA Classified 3 x58 Motherboard and obviously the i7 950 processor, with 6gb RAM (3x2gb) [just to start with, will be adding another 6gb]

If I was to go for the i7 2600k I would be going for the Asus Maximus IV Extreme Intel P67 Motherboard with 8gb ram(4x2gb)

What are the pro's and con's of both the i7 950 and the i7 2600k, I have read the forums before someone says that but I'm still 50/50

Price of Motherboard Processor and RAM is as follows
i7 950 - £631
i7 2600k - £716

so obviously its going to cost me more if i go for the i7 2600k, but is it worth the extra cost?
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post #2 of 14
2600K

Its cheaper(possibly) and faster and cooler and overclocks better.
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wait for x58 replacement
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Quote:
Originally Posted by somebodysb2 View Post
wait for x58 replacement
Why wait for IB if he's building a rig now?

IMO I would go with SB over a 950 for NEW rigs.
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post #5 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2010rig View Post
Why wait for IB if he's building a rig now?

IMO I would go with SB over a 950 for NEW rigs.
Yes as of this moment SB is the best platform for newer systems. The i7-2600k kicks ass with its unlocked multi and efficient design ie. less power less heat. compared to the old x58 platform which is slowly being phased out with the replacement LGA 2011 socket and also IB.

Right now shoot for SB i7-2600k, get a decent air cooling and shoot for 4ghz+.

Trust me this is no mistake.
post #6 of 14
Kind of an expensive board...

Unless using 3 GPU's (tri-fire or tri-sli) I'd suggest any of a half dozen boards that are much cheaper. Any of the Asus or Gigaybte boards that have dual 8x pci-e are fine.
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post #7 of 14
Should go for 2600K in this case. There are similar mobo and ram at lower price so the price may end up about the same.
Edited by linskingdom - 1/29/11 at 4:34pm
post #8 of 14
I have the Classified 3 and an i7 920 that replaced an i7 950, so you are hearing the voice of experience below:

Get the Sandy Bridge. It's better in every way, from clock-for-clock performance to overclockability to power usage. Robilar also has a very good point about the board being targeted for the 3-GPU market, which is what I use it for, so if that's not a feature for you then there are better choices.
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post #9 of 14
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3 gpu's is not a feature I'd be using straight away, but I will be upgrading to it, hense why I didn't choose a lower spec board

the spec I build it at to start with is more of a base to build on

I ordered a Corsair H70 yesterday for it, and will be buying the rest of the parts over the next 4 weeks or so, and once its built I will be eventualy upgrading to 2 way crossfire then 3way, and will also be going for a full water cooling set up in the future aswell

The i7 2600k is edging ahead for me now, thanks for the comments/advice so far
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post #10 of 14
What are you going to be doing with the rig? If only gaming save $100 and get the 2500k, hyperthreading is more heat and not a lot of benefit if you arent rendering, encoding, folding etc. If you are just gaming save your money.

To give another experience example, I have been resisting upgrading to SB on a daily basis, so dont go 1366.

TLDR; SB

Edit: One last thing, unless you are going for 5+ ghz you can get away without WC on SB. FWIW - My friend has his at 4.8 and he hits 60ish in a hot room with an h50.
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