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Which CPU Would You Buy?

What would you buy price wise? and Crossfire or SLI


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Mindweaver

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#1
Hey Guys!

I'm looking to replace my daily driver (Q9550). I already have all three sockets.. But I guess i'm kinda torn on price and i'll be using Crossfire... So out of the list what would you choose? Thanks!

1366 - i7 940 or 950
1156 - i7 870
1155 - i7 2600k (I want this, but i want to hear from my friends at TPU)
 
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#2
2600K. Good producer, not too warm.
 

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#3
From what I have seen the i7 2600k is a really nice powerful CPU . I would like to get one my self but I have no job and no money to rebuild a computer .
 

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#4
I've got a 2500k with one of the bork board... crunching 24/7 @ 4.5 on air using the sata3. I just hate having to wait on a new board.. hehehe for my 2600k... :banghead:
 
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#7
Core i7 860 has always been my preferred one from intel
 

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#8
I would suggest the i7 970, but since it wasn't on your list I voted for the i7 2600K. They seem to be a real nice overclocking and energy efficient cpu.
 

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#9
Check out this comparison. each one has its own strengths.
 

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#10
I just bought a i7 2600k! :toast: Thanks guys!
 
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#11
I have a i7 870, i7 875, and a 2x i7 920s... But, I still want a i7 2600k... so yeah.....
 

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#14
Well at least you are crunching and helping others:toast:
 
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#15
I just bought a i7 2600k! :toast: Thanks guys!
Oops, I'm late as usual to the party... oh well:ohwell:, guess I'll just say: Congratulations... Enjoy the New Addition!:toast:
 

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#16
Yea and I used the promo code HARDOCPX3X9D and got $15 off at the egg! :toast: I've already got a 2500K and it's great! I was able to get it to 4.5 Ghz. So, I'm hoping to get the 2600k to that or higher! :toast:
 
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#17
Nice! With 4 hyperthreaded cores, that 2600k will add quite a bit to your already hefty daily numbers. :respect: :respect:
 
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#18
Yea and I used the promo code HARDOCPX3X9D and got $15 off at the egg! :toast: I've already got a 2500K and it's great! I was able to get it to 4.5 Ghz. So, I'm hoping to get the 2600k to that or higher! :toast:
A guy on a games forum easily pushed it to 4.7GHZ on an aftermarket air cooler and didn't go any higher because he didn't need to, he said it was sitting around 40-50 degrees celcius idling as far as I remember
 

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#19
Sorry, I voted for the wrong one, I meant to say the 2600K.
 

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#20
2600K, and neither SLI nor Xfire, get a single powerful card.
Then SLI/Xfire in the future if needed.

And unless you really want Hyper-threading, you could get by with a 2500K. (If you're trying to cut-back on cost)
 

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#21
Wait until lga2011 hits none of the cpus you list give enough gaming performance boost imo.