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One side note, be sure to pick up a SB board which is revised, some seem to have problems with Sata channels. Just saying..
    
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Originally Posted by mcrbradbury View Post
Couldn't find a thread about this, so here goes:

I call BS. There are at least 2 of these 2500K vs 2600K threads per day.

Thinking of an upgrade. but I'm not entirely sure on the cpu.
I've seen a bit of talk about the SB I7 2600k being worth it, outdoing 980x's and on top of that, having a beautiful overclock capacity.

so, whats the word?

-price/budget is really not an issue. but paying $100+ extra is a bit silly if its only going to be 1/2% better.

If price/budget isn't an issue, why does it matter? Just get the 2600K. Is there some reason you can't read the reviews and benchmarks and decide what's best for your situation? http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=287

-is it going to be future proof? (I'm thinking, at least till the end of the year, maybe till this time next year)

Nothing is future proof. LGA1155/P67 is the LGA1156/P55 successor and it's marketed towards mainstream. LGA2011/X79 is the LGA1366/X58 successor marketed towards enthusiasts and is due Q3-Q4 2011 with 4-6 core Sandy Bridge Enthusiast chips.

-how far do these things clock? I've heard 5Ghz+ on air easy.

You can expect 4.6-4.8GHz on air for 24/7 use with reasonable temps/voltage. 5.0-5.1GHz on air if you don't mind pushing the limits. If you only plan on using it for <= one year, then who cares. Also, you can get up to 5.6-5.7GHz+ for benching.

-is it super duper for gaming?

Yes. But so is the 2500K. Read the reviews/benchmarks yourself to see the difference.

-what kind of motherboards would work the best with it? (this is kinda secondary at the moment)

Considering it's a LGA1155 chip, it works best with LGA1155 P67 motherboards. I prefer something with good power delivery.
// sorry if I offended
Edited by compudaze - 3/30/11 at 6:08pm
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