Originally Posted by punagato
I ordered a computer form HP, and they canceled it because of the SB chip recall. HP offered to replace the i7-2600 that I originally ordered with either a 975x or a 960 intel processor. The demanding usage of the computer would be for HD video editing and some gaming. Thanks for any advice you could share.
The 975x would be WAY BETTER than the 2600.
The 975x is $1,049 processor, the 2600 is missing the "k" and therefore doesn't overclock like the 2600k does.
For video editing, the 975x will give you better performance too, as it's 6 cores vs 4 cores, and of course, you can overclock the 975x, unlike the 2600.
If what you're saying is true, TAKE the 975x and RUN!