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looking for a new PC within the budget...currently using the Q6600....
well iam very impressed with the 2600K raw power BUT again my friends are telling to get the X6 1100T for the 6 cores and other stuffs...they r even saying if u get a good overclock with the X6 1100t then it will be close to or equivalent to 980X....is it true?...um not sure..

again recently 2600K had that chipset problem....so if i get the 2600K with will be the best overclocking mother board for it?

nd if i get the 1100T which will be the best O.Cing motherboard for it...i am new to amd motherboard nd very confused about their namings...

thanx...
     
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Your friends are lying to you, the 1100t doesn't come close to the 980x in anything.

The 2600k is a much better value for the money. You get low power consumption, less heat, and 4.6ghz on air pretty much guaranteed. And don't worry, the problem is with the p67 chipset itself, not the cpu.

And as far as good overclocking p67 boards? They all overclock great, that is the beauty of sandy bridge, you don't have to have a top end motherboard to overclock to high levels, since everything is based on the multiplier and not on the base clock.
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Originally Posted by naved777 View Post
looking for a new PC within the budget...currently using the Q6600....
well iam very impressed with the 2600K raw power BUT again my friends are telling to get the X6 1100T for the 6 cores and other stuffs...they r even saying if u get a good overclock with the X6 1100t then it will be close to or equivalent to 980X....is it true?...um not sure..

again recently 2600K had that chipset problem....so if i get the 2600K with will be the best overclocking mother board for it?

nd if i get the 1100T which will be the best O.Cing motherboard for it...i am new to amd motherboard nd very confused about their namings...

thanx...
Lol! No way. Ever.
Sandybridge is due to have the fixed chipsets out soon so I would definitely hold off on getting a PC till then. A 2600k will own an amd hex core any day.
    
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if you're going with a x6..get the 1090t and up the muliplier. if i were you...i stick with the 2600k. its much stronger then the x6. you can alway wait for the bulldozer to arrive and see what it brings to teh table. for the x6...i highly recommend the asus cf4.
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Lol! No way. Ever.
Sandybridge is due to have the fixed chipsets out soon so I would definitely hold off on getting a PC till then. A 2600k will own an amd hex core any day.
I will point out the price gap is something to take note of, as even a 2500k on newegg cost $25 more than the current price of the 1090t, and the difference between the two is close enough that it's hard to completely rule the 6 core out.
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2600k

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I would actually spring for the 2500K, its about $100 dollars less and oc about the same. Same being said about the 1100T. I would get the 1090T cuz it will oc about the same but for 30-50 bucks less. If you have no mothrboard or cpu, then go Sandy Bridge.
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I will point out the price gap is something to take note of, as even a 2500k on newegg cost $25 more than the current price of the 1090t, and the difference between the two is close enough that it's hard to completely rule the 6 core out.
I was referring to the claim that the 1090t was almost equal to the 980x.
    
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The real reason to go AMD is budget. Nothing else.

That said, honestly an AMD X4 at 4.0 with 4GB will be plenty fast paired up with one or two $200 GPUs for %95 of gamers out there.

PS: 6 cores is only helping you in very specific duties, like vid encoding.
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if i were you , i would wait for zambezi to come out


it would **** i7 and through it the cum
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