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Yep, 2600k is pretty good. Seems pretty cost efficient too when you consider the price of the 6 cores or those ridiculous xeons.
 
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Yep, 2600k is pretty good. Seems pretty cost efficient too when you consider the price of the 6 cores or those ridiculous xeons.
Cool. I can get a 2600K for very cheap via work. I need to check what other options I have and I'll check back here if I got any more questions coming up.
 

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It's good enough to get -bigadv done. I'm not sure if it has to be overclocked, or how far... but I've seen screenshots of 40k ppd with it.
40k ppd is about three times my current production. lol.
 
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Cool. I can get a 2600K for very cheap via work. I need to check what other options I have and I'll check back here if I got any more questions coming up.
I love my 2600k. They are so easy to OC.;)
 

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40k ppd is about three times my current production. lol.
It's a little over twice mine... pretty impressive how an overclocked 2600k is more than twice as powerful as an 8800GT, 8800GTS, 9600GSO and GTX260 put together.
 
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It's a little over twice mine... pretty impressive how an overclocked 2600k is more than twice as powerful as an 8800GT, 8800GTS, 9600GSO and GTX260 put together.
Yeah, and it is also something like 1/5th of the power consumption, too.

Are there any relatively cheap P67/Z68 motherboards with three full length PCIe slots (x8/x8/x4 obviously), USB3 and some half-decent OC ability?
 
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Hmmm, wonder how long I stay in 21st... MetalTom is coming.....
Bee warned Bumble... I may crank up the big boys to jump another spot...!
 
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Hmmm, wonder how long I stay in 21st... MetalTom is coming.....
Bee warned Bumble... I may crank up the big boys to jump another spot...!
Yeah, I'm already mourning the fact that this may be my last stint in the 20's.
BTW, for Chimp, I had: 2x 9600GSO's, 8800GT, 8800GTS/512, GTX460, HD4830, i5-650 @4.2, PII 805 which resulted in 35K with the 494 WU's and around 39K without the 494's, and the house was warm.

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Cool. I can get a 2600K for very cheap via work.
Forgot that you had that option. How much for a 970? You can get 60K+ with one of those.
 
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Yeah, with all my cards I can do 50k, but the heat is incredible! I had no idea.....
 
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Forgot that you had that option. How much for a 970? You can get 60K+ with one of those.
Here's the pricing I get:
i5 2500K -> 106$
i7 2600K -> 159$.
i7 970 -> 289$.

The 970 is just too expensive, especially when the cost of an X58 motherboard is taken into account. The 2500K looks very enticing at that price point. Is the price premium of the 2600K worth it?
 
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Here's the pricing I get:
i5 2500K -> 106$
i7 2600K -> 159$.
i7 970 -> 289$.

The 970 is just too expensive, especially when the cost of an X58 motherboard is taken into account. The 2500K looks very enticing at that price point. Is the price premium of the 2600K worth it?
The 2500K does not have Hyper Threading. You would not be able to do bigadv with it.
 
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The 2500K does not have Hyper Threading. You would not be able to do bigadv with it.
I ordered a 2600K. For a 55$ difference, might as well get the best I can. I actually had concocted a plan to put the new SB based system in place of my 975 and use the 975 in the Hadoop cluster and for folding. That one is hyper-threaded anyway, so for the folding the purchase wouldn't really matter, but I got the 2600K anyway. I do wonder how high it can go under water in my second rig. hee hee.
 
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I do wonder how high it can go under water in my second rig. hee hee
My 2600K under water and folding is OC to 4.6GHZ 1.325V 24/7 temps stay around 54C/56C 24/7.
 

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Here's the pricing I get:
i5 2500K -> 106$
i7 2600K -> 159$.
i7 970 -> 289$.

The 970 is just too expensive, especially when the cost of an X58 motherboard is taken into account. The 2500K looks very enticing at that price point. Is the price premium of the 2600K worth it?
i7 970 for $289 - holy cow!!!

I wish I could have paid that for the two I have.
 
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Wow, can you guys down there find cheap prices... $105 for a 2500k? ncix wants $239 jeez. At your prices I actually could afford a sandy bridge system. What's a mobo in the states, like $100 more? Heck, at those prices I'd go for the 2600k, why not....
 
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finally got my living room decorated so my main rigs now on 24/7 with smpx2 5870 and gt240 finally harmoniously folding using adjusted configs and fah gpu tracker 2 plus got an old pentium dual on 24/7 in my bedroom, im only doing about 8k ppd but not upped to advmethods yet on smp clients (8 smp to go);) and my pcs done 36 hrs uptime so far no probs:D

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