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post #11 of 14
I switched from using Asus exclusively to Gigabyte and am extremely impressed with GA now. Asus still makes a decent board.

Triple Channel - Dual Channel (marketing ploy) still DDR3. X58 boards would use 3 sticks for triple. You would just use 2 of the current sticks, unless you wanted to use the 3rd, then buy a single stick of what you got. Having 4 sticks wont make much of a difference as the North Bridge is now built into the CPU with SB.
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post #12 of 14
Im in the same boat here, except I have my 920 to trade.

Im torn between

a. i7 960 for $300 (cheap fast)
b. i7 970 for $600 my (fast & my games love cores)

Mate I would never go to Sandybridge, I think it's retarded. It aint ever gonna pull another 2 core out it's ass.

You could go with the 950 or 960 and wait for the 970 to go down in price, though I think it is at about base now at $600.

Socket 2011 the equivalent to 1366 range will be coming out late this year. So why go to a dead end like SB?
Edited by bobbavet - 3/16/11 at 9:58pm
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by bratas View Post
simple really i7-970 = ~$600
i7-2600k ~$300 SB board say $250 if Gigabyte UD5 = $550
which performs better, already been proven SB
That BS right there, where's ya core apps bench marks?
Plus that would be stock 970 vs OC 2600k
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by FuZiioN View Post
Don't know what I really want to do anymore. I just figured out I fried my CPU, which was the i7 920 must of shocked it or something. Now do I wanna stick with the 1366 series and just get a new CPU or do I wanna change the sandy bridge series more money but whats your thought?

I was debating on getting the

i7 970 or the i7 950.. I really like the 970 and I do some video projects on occasion.. My 920 didn't have too much of a problem but it did struggle at others. Im not really looking forward to buying the 980x or 990x to much money. Any thoughts??


I also do not do a lot of overclocking since Im not that good at it yet.
I think in this case u shouldnt go for Sandy Bridge,
i7 970 is your best choice if u can afford it
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