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i7-950 or i7 2600k

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So im looking into getting a new computer and was looking into different things and i came across something that im not soo sure on. I was looking into the 950 and found a whole bunch of really top high line motherboard, but when i start looking for one for the 2600 i cant seem to find anything that screams buy me.
Im not crazy into the technical s about the mobo,
So i basically want a mobo that i can eventually have 2-3 gpu in it, 3 hhd, 1-2 ssd usb galore haha and anything else that ill really need for a top of the line computer. So any help on this would be great
post #2 of 33
There's really no reason [anymore] to build anything other than a sandy bridge system if you're looking to build a high end PC right now. There are lots of really good mid/high-end Motherboards out there for the 2500k and 2600k.

Availability will be the only thing holding you back because of the recall fiasco but that's nearly behind us as well.
Edited by itspreach - 3/24/11 at 12:02pm
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I'd go Sandy Bridge if I were building a new rig. I'm sure new motherboards will be coming out steadily, no point rushing things if you're not sure yet.
post #4 of 33
The new SB2500k/2600k are better than the i7-950. This includes gaming and most regular day programs (file archiving, streaming, etc). The motherboard selection is rare at the moment because of the recall back in February. Towards mid-end of April you should see a healthy selection of boards back in stock for SB (1155 socket).

If you want to buy the board now, look for a p67 socket type, and probably lean towards Asus right now (only because they have more boards out). Otherwise you can wait and see what more they have to offer in the coming month.
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The 2600k is marginally better than the i7 950. If you're building a brand new rig, go with the 2600k. That being said, the 950 is overkill for almost any normal application, especially so when it's overclocked past 4.0 Ghz (which is sooo easy).
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i say 2600K and an Asus Maximus IV board. I have both and think it's an amazing combo. The maximus fits your wish list very well. It's a quality board with an amazing feature set. Little things like how all the fans are pwm and you can set profiles in the bios are just nice touches. The extra temperature sensors are also great and it has 8 usb 3 slots on the i/o plate alone! The number of possible usb ports on this board seems staggering when you include the internal headers and included pci bracket.
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awesome so basically look for a good 1155 socket board, and if i dont see anything wait it out? What ones would you guys recommend for top of the line feature/performance wise? Also any idea when evga will have there 1155 boards out? I really love there products
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awesome so basically look for a good 1155 socket board, and if i dont see anything wait it out? What ones would you guys recommend for top of the line feature/performance wise? Also any idea when evga will have there 1155 boards out? I really love there products
evga wont have a board out until at least mid April according to a moderator on their forum...
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Hmm dont feel like waiting that long. So does anyone know if there is any boards that have roughly the same features that the evga classy 3 has?
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Not sure how important that is, but 1155 can't utilize triple-channel DRAM and 1366 can. I know that it's 1333MHz vs. 1066MHz respectively, but total bandwidth for 1366 is still much larger.
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