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Whether you can overclock or not.

With Sandybridge, the FSB is for intents and purposes locked...so the only way you can OC is by kicking up the multiplier. "K" edition parts are the ones that are multiplier unlocked.
I <3 you...


So why I have you here being awesome, what motherboard? Might as well overclock now....
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K is unlocked multi
you cant overclock with bus speed anyhmore on sandy bridge
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No, you're right. However this is the newest gen. The i7 2600k IS faster than the i5 2500k. However, the i5 2500k is faster in some things than the i7 950 because it is a new generation. The 2500k is 230 usd, the x6 1090t is 200, and the 1100t BE is 240. the BE and K denotation is somewhat similar. If you are not going to OC just get the i5 2500, but the i5 2500k is not a lot more and would be much more OC friendly.
Thanks for explanation, I'm thinking I might as well go with 2600k...


The 2600K is the best for the money now?
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Thanks for explanation, I'm thinking I might as well go with 2600k...


The 2600K is the best for the money now?
i think the i5 2500k is the best for the money right now
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Thanks for explanation, I'm thinking I might as well go with 2600k...


The 2600K is the best for the money now?
The 2500k is by far the best for the money now. HOWEVER, I would personally get the 2600k because I am what you may call a "power user".

If you have the thirst for power that I do, I highly recommend the 2600k. Stock, it will be on par with a slightly OC'd 950.
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i think the i5 2500k is the best for the money right now
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The 2500k is by far the best for the money now. HOWEVER, I would personally get the 2600k because I am what you may call a "power user".

If you have the thirst for power that I do, I highly recommend the 2600k. Stock, it will be on par with a slightly OC'd 950.
For what I will be using this for I won't every ounce of power I can get...

So p67 chipset obviously?

So a 960 isn't much diff. than these new generations? I'm confused now, I was assuming Sandy Bridge is better in everyway...
Edited by jbrown - 2/27/11 at 11:48am
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believe me, getting a K edition will make you feel like overclocking.
And getting a non-K edition will make you sad, cause you won't be able to overclock....lol
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Thanks!


For what I will be using this for I won't every ounce of power I can get...


So P67 chipset or H67 chipset? So many noob questions...l sorry
You want P67. H67 uses the on-die graphics processor, not discrete. Gigabyte makes some nice boards, as does Asus.

2600 vs. 2500 is whether you need 8-threads or 4-threads. If you're gaming, the 2500 will do ya. If you doing CPU intensive workstation type apps-the 2600 is what you want. The only thing the i7=950 has over the 1155 is greater RAM capacity. Unless you need more than 16GB of RAM, you'll want Sandy.
Edited by Skripka - 2/27/11 at 11:50am
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Thanks!


For what I will be using this for I won't every ounce of power I can get...


So P67 chipset or H67 chipset? So many noob questions...l'm sorry

So a 960 isn't much diff. than these new generations? I'm confused now, I was assuming Sandy Bridge is better in everyway...
P67 you can overclock your processor speed (really easy with sandy bridge)

H67 has onboard graphics and is ment more for HTPC setups because it overclocks the graphics portion of the SB chip.


So get the p67 boards.
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Yeah I've certainly decided on the 2600k lol.... now to find a good mobo and RAM. I need a minimum of 8Gb RAM...
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