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post #1 of 11
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Hey guys, so ive been without a computer for about a month, just moved and havent gotten around to setting it up and im looking to build a new comp, Before the move i was planning on getting the i7 950 but now i know sandy bridge came out and well to be blunt im lost, and confused on the whats up in cpus now. So anyone care to give me a break down of what is going on? Should i just stick with my 950? or should i opt for the sandy bridge train? or is there something else i should be looking at?
post #2 of 11
sandy bridge for sure... K model is for overclocking, i7 hyperthreading, i5 no hyperthreading. Sandy OC's up to 5+Ghz on AIR and trades blows with i7-980x
P67 series boards for overclocking, h67 for video off cpu. New z68 boards due out some time, will take best of p67 and h67 and put together. RAM 1600+ sweetspot CAS 8 1866. SATA III intel on sandy bridge boards some have marvell also. that is about 95% of everything.
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post #3 of 11
The sandybridge route would yeild more bang by far. The i5 2500k when overclocked puts up a good fight with the 1366 hex cores. The i7 2600k blows it apart at a fraction of the cost. Trades blows is an understatement for a $250 CPU. Don't even look at the H67 boards.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/142?vs=287

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post #4 of 11
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So i should be looking to get the i7 2600k? for the best quality and performance?

Also whats the h67? im lost on that hah
post #5 of 11
H67 is a hyrbid or something like that, it basically allows you to run onboard graphics. which suck.

P67 don't have onboard graphics running from the CPU.

What are you planning on using this rig for? Video rendering or recoding? 3d Modelling? CAD? Photoshop etc etc etc

If you're only playing games, go with the i5 2500k and spend the money you save on a better GPU.

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post #6 of 11
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Well me mostly gaming, but i damble in 3d design and i fool around with photoshop, but im sure my gf will use photoshop i alot, shes in photography so i can see her using my comp when im not haha. So i believe ill go with a p67 haha
post #7 of 11
alot of photoshop and rendering i7-2600k
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post #8 of 11
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so whats the difference between the i72600 and the i7 2600k?
post #9 of 11
The 2600k has an unlocked multiplier and therefore can be overclocked. The 2600 doesn't have an unlocked multiplier and since the sandybridge architecture locks into all your other Buses (namely PCI-E bus) anything above a 3Mhz increase will cause system instability.

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post #10 of 11
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Got it, So basically if i want to overclock go with the k and if not just stick with the 2600
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