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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.
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Don't know much about laptop processors, but 975X sounds pretty high end. Did they give you the actual names of the laptops? Like model wise?
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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!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-212-_-Product
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Now they are saying they will replace it with an i7 960. Is this worth it, or should I wait for the 2600?
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can you confirm if the previous processor was a 2600 or 2600k?

My guess is it's a 2600, without the K, right?

What about the motherboard, which one are they offering you do you know?

And RAM, are they giving you 6GB?

How much did you spend on the system?
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Don't know much about laptop processors, but 975X sounds pretty high end. Did they give you the actual names of the laptops? Like model wise?
take the 975EE and run!
hes talking about desktops

btw, the 975EE is a quad core, not a hexacore
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The 975EE isn't an option anymore unfortunately.
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Don't know much about laptop processors, but 975X sounds pretty high end. Did they give you the actual names of the laptops? Like model wise?
where did he mention laptops?

but anyways, the 975x is amazing, its like what $1000? i7 2600 is like $200... and they are offering this as a free upgrade? do it now

also its an HP computer, so all u poeple worried about overclocking, his bios is gona be locked so no overclocks for him anyways
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The 975EE isn't an option anymore unfortunately.
>< what? lame.

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where did he mention laptops?

but anyways, the 975x is amazing, its like what $1000? i7 2600 is like $200... and they are offering this as a free upgrade? do it now
oh. i never heard of a 975x ... so i thought it must have been a laptop processor. lol
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