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  • 37% (23)
    i7 970
  • 62% (38)
    i7 2600k
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post #11 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
If the 970 is cheaper, go for that.

If not get the 2600k.
If you added that the 970 would be cheaper than the 2600k it would change some votes Im sure...
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post #12 of 24
Wait for Ivy Bridge.


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post #13 of 24
How can you get the 970 for so cheap? Wanna hook me up?

I'd say go with the 970. 1.) you only have to upgrade the CPU. With SB you will have to change mobo and RAM as well. 2.) in heavily thread dependent apps the 970 will shine.

For the price, there is no reason to "upgrade" to a SB from a 1366 system.
 
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post #14 of 24
None, wait for the newer motherboard from Intel and change socket.
That CPU is fast as it is.
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post #15 of 24
If you want to upgrade right now, and you can get the i7 970 for cheaper than a 2600k. Then definitely get the i7 970.
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post #16 of 24
Errr... I don't think he'll see any difference in games between 4GHz i7 920 and i7 2600K @ 4GHz. Is this even worth? i7 920 don't even uses it's full potential in games and many other programs so what's the big deal with changing it? o.O
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post #17 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Desert Rat View Post
I have both systems and I will tell you if you are going to do folding, videos or any type of multithreaded apps get the 970. If this is a gaming/surfing computer get the 2600k. You cant go wrong with either choice. Just dont fall for the Sandy is king bs. It all depends what you use your computer for.
+1

IMO Get the 970 and start folding :-p
     
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post #18 of 24
I think you should go with the i7 970 instead since you already have the 1366 mobo anyways.
 
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post #19 of 24
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Well the i7 970 is cheaper and I could use the money to buy more RAM to make it 6x2gb so is the 970 the way to go ?
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post #20 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nyt Ryda View Post
Well the i7 970 is cheaper and I could use the money to buy more RAM to make it 6x2gb so is the 970 the way to go ?
Where are you getting a 970 cheaper than a 2600k? Do you mean it's cheaper than buying a 2600k and a board? Yes, it very well may be!
 
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