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Help! Abort on my 1366 build for SB

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January 16, 2011 11:31:27 PM

I have nearly bought a new 1366 rig for myself. I have bought the
CPU
CPU COOLER
CASE
PSU
VIDEO CARDS
RAM

All i have left to buy is the MOBO.

The only part i have opened is the case. The rest of the components are still in transit from amazon. SO....
My question is. Should i return the CPU and RAM and then go Sandy Bridge 2600k or 2500k or should i just stick with what i'm getting. I have seen the 2600k is now officially beating out all the 1366 I7's and i have seen some ridiculously high over clocks on the 2600k (there is a youtube video of it doing 5.4ghz!!!!).

This rig is being built for Animation, Video editing and image processing. I will be doing some gaming but that is far from its primary use. I will overclock some but only to get the most out of my rig. I'm not going for max or anything just the highest stable/sustainable oc.

I need max ram and my budget is about 1500.
Please suggest and explain.

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January 17, 2011 12:06:08 AM

the socket 1366 rigs still win their share of benchmarks, rightly so considering triple channel mem access, and their 6 mem slots for up to 24 GB of RAM....; many of the most insane gaming benchmarks other than pure 'my cpu got 5.0 GHz OC' bragging rights will likely still be won routinely by X58 rigs.

If you have it, I'd stand pat, honestly.
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January 17, 2011 1:33:32 AM

OH THANK GOD. I have been pulling my hair out for a few days trying to find some info on real WORKSTATION testing with SB. Everyone is just doing cpu tests and gaming tests rather then MAYA, 3D max, and Premiere.
the tread does not have any real world work station tests with SB but it seems the general consensus is the same as mine.

"Its a souped up moped" HA HA perfect!
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January 23, 2011 11:19:32 PM

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January 23, 2011 11:53:09 PM

final build

EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$359.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel $29.99
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready $199.99
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$264.99
LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support
$21.99
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$69.99
LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$118.99
ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$299.99
Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
$294.99
2X Mushkin Enhanced Redline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998805
12gb total
205.15

total = about 1840
currently waiting to buy ssd. waiting for price drop. i think its coming.
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