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I7 930 or Core i7 2600K?

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Hello everyone.
well today i own i7 930 overclocked to 4.0ghz so i got paid and i have enough for a new motherboard and a new cpu i heard you can overclock the Core i7 2600K easly to 5.0ghz..but my question is is it really worth it?i know sandy ivy comes later this year but untill then i will have money for ivy bridge.
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post #2 of 16
Stick with the i7 930.
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Since you already have a 930, for the average enthusiast, I don't see a reason at all that you would need the extra speed. A 4ghz i7 is plenty for just about everything.
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post #4 of 16
Well i mean it is kinda like a side step off the x58 platform. Though, 5ghz is nice but it is all about the unlock multipliers though. Do you just game or encode. But i mean you could just hold off but getting new stuff is nice though. Take a look as these reviews. May help you decide.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/01/03/intel_sandy_bridge_2600k_2500k_processors_review/1
post #5 of 16
stick with what you have until ib/bd comes out. you will have to buy a new cpu, mobo, AND ram to get a sb setup going. not worth it atm unless you are dying to upgrade right now.
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stick with what you have until ib/bd comes out. you will have to buy a new cpu, mobo, AND ram to get a sb setup going. not worth it atm unless you are dying to upgrade right now.
wow really?i need to buy a new ram also?right now i have 12gb patriot 1600mhz...but the thing is i really care about more speed i am trying to overclock my cpu to 4.5ghz but i always fail thats why i am thinkin of buying a sandy bridge.
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No, just pull 2 sticks or 4 sticks out the 12Gb and use it on the board. You will still have dual channel and have some ram left over also. As no difference in dual and triple channel. It is only matched sets in 2 or 3 kits.
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No, just pull 2 sticks or 4 sticks out the 12Gb and use it on the board. You will still have dual channel and have some ram left over also. As no difference in dual and triple channel. It is only matched sets in 2 or 3 kits.
and tell me why i should pull some sticks?...
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wow really?i need to buy a new ram also?right now i have 12gb patriot 1600mhz...but the thing is i really care about more speed i am trying to overclock my cpu to 4.5ghz but i always fail thats why i am thinkin of buying a sandy bridge.
as for performance between dual and triple channel ram, that is negligible. i believe the difference comes down to what, a few percent? (granted you are running at the same speeds)

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/906957-sandy-bridge-motherboards-no-triple-channel.html
post #10 of 16
Well do you really need more than 4ghz?
its not worth it, unless you have money to throw away, or are doing it just for fun
IF you where building from scratch, then i would say go to Sandy.
I went from a 930 to sandybridge just because someone offered me a straight swap/trade biggrin.gif
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