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Of course I'd buy the 990x!
I'd love to stick its black sticker onto my case!
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post #92 of 110
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Why even 970 when you could purchase a 2600K build for the same amount, but with more GPU's in tow?
If you make a living encoding or rendering, this CPU is a good investment and will definitely have gains over a 2600K. These reach 4.5GHz easily as well, so the 2600K doesn't have an OCing advantage either, not to mention you save some money on the cooler if you don't already have one because the stock cooler on this will allow you to reach high OCs. At $600 it's not bad if you have the applications to use all twelve threads.
    
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post #93 of 110
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If you make a living encoding or rendering, this CPU is a good investment and will definitely have gains over a 2600K. These reach 4.5GHz easily as well, so the 2600K doesn't have an OCing advantage either, not to mention you save some money on the cooler if you don't already have one because the stock cooler on this will allow you to reach high OCs. At $600 it's not bad if you have the applications to use all twelve threads.
If you make a living encoding, you wouldn't be encoding just one project at a time. You'd be having multiple customers, and you can't start working on the next one until the current job finishes.

Multiple 2600K's would be faster than a single 990x. Not to mention the fact that 2600K's plus a decent cooler are STILL going to be cheaper than a 970.
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If you make a living encoding, you wouldn't be encoding just one project at a time. You'd be having multiple customers, and you can't start working on the next one until the current job finishes.

Multiple 2600K's would be faster than a single 990x. Not to mention the fact that 2600K's plus a decent cooler are STILL going to be cheaper than a 970.
Having multiple builds will be more expensive. You could finish with two 970 rigs the same amount of work you'd do with three 2600K rigs. Those extra two cores/four threads will give you an advantage of around 30% in comparison.

Remember that there's more to a cost of a build than just the CPU.
    
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Having multiple builds will be more expensive. You could finish with two 970 rigs the same amount of work you'd do with three 2600K rigs. Those extra four threads will give you an advantage of around 30% in comparison.

Remember that there's more to a cost of a build than just the CPU.
Comparing one 970 rig to two 2600K rigs.
By that logic, you'd have two 970 rigs when you can have four 2600K's.

And oh right, the power requirement of one 970 when overclocked is way more than a 2600K OC'd. It's a dead socket. Seriously. If Intel didn't milk socket 1366 for so long and released LGA2011, this thread would cease to exist.
Edited by Kand - 5/19/11 at 8:08am
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Comparing one 970 rig to two 2600K rigs.
By that logic, you'd have two 970 rigs when you can have four 2600K's.
That just wouldn't make sense. It'd be a lot more expensive for the 2600K rigs, so obviously it should have more performance. A more fair comparison would be two 970 rigs and three 2600K rigs.
    
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That just wouldn't make sense. It'd be a lot more expensive for the 2600K rigs, so obviously it should have more performance. A more fair comparison would be two 970 rigs and three 2600K rigs.
Okay, you're no longer thinking practical.

Why buy into a dead socket? Especially when 1155's rumored to get drop-in upgrades while LGA1366 is.. EOL.
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Okay, you're no longer thinking practically.

Why buy into a dead socket? Especially when 1155's rumored to get drop-in upgrades while LGA1366 is.. EOL.
No, I am. Why are you changing the topic? 1155 is getting Ivy Bridge, which consists of higher efficiency and higher clock speeds from what we know. That's it.

Let's compare how you want me to.

Core i7 2600K x2: $630
P67 Motherboard x2: $260
Case x2: $100
8GB of RAM x2: $140
520W PSU x2: $120
GPU x2: $100
Optical Drive x2: $40-160
2TB 7200RPM HDD x2: $240
Total: ~$1630-1750

Core i7 970: $595
X58 Motherboard: $170
Case: $50
12GB of RAM: $150
620W PSU: $70
GPU: $50
Optical Drive: $20-80
2TB 7200RPM HDD: $120
Total: $1225-1285

You get a lot more, but you gotta pay a lot more.

EDIT: oh, and I forgot the coolers.

Add $60 for two.
Edited by LOL_Wut_Axel - 5/19/11 at 8:41am
    
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No, I am. Why are you changing the topic? 1155 is getting Ivy Bridge, which consists of higher efficiency and higher clock speeds from what we know. That's it.

Let's compare how you want me to.

Core i7 2600K x2: $630
P67 Motherboard x2: $260
Case x2: $100
8GB of RAM x2: $140
520W PSU x2: $120
GPU x2: $100
Optical Drive x2: $40-160
2TB 7200RPM HDD x2: $240
Total: ~$1630-1750

Core i7 970: $595
X58 Motherboard: $170
Case: $50
12GB of RAM: $150
620W PSU: $70
GPU: $50
Optical Drive: $20-80
2TB 7200RPM HDD: $120
Total: $1225-1285

You get a lot more, but you gotta pay a lot more.
Core i7 2600K x2: $630
z68 Motherboard x2: $220
Case x2: $100
8GB of RAM x2: $140
520W PSU x2: $120
GPU x2: $0<-Abolished. I'm not one to normally suggest using the Integrated, but in this case.. :3
Optical Drive x2: $40-160
2TB 7200RPM HDD x2: $240
Total: ~$1490

Core i7 2500K x2: $410
z68 Motherboard x2: $220
Case x2: $100
8GB of RAM x2: $140
520W PSU x2: $120
GPU x2: $0<-Abolished. I'm not one to normally suggest using the Integrated, but in this case.. :3
Optical Drive x2: $40-160
2TB 7200RPM HDD x2: $240
Total: ~$1270

No-one's told me that the 970 bumped down from 750 to 595, so there's the equivalent, much room for improvement if say you'd want something more than a $50 GPU in there, which probably wont perform THAT much better to the Intel HD 3000.
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