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November 20, 2011 2:20:41 AM

Ok here's the situation. I'm a gamer who likes to run games max settings at best performance. I also do lots of video editing and rendering. I'm rebuilding my PC which means new parts. I can't decide what processor.

Should I get the:

i7 980x Extreme Edition

or the

i7 2600K

or the

i7 2700K


Or are there any others you recommend. I think the 980x price range would be my budget. What one do you recommend and why?

Thanks everyone!

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November 20, 2011 2:28:00 AM

Please list your budget and vender. I use newegg and frys. Any of those cpus are more than adequate; the 980 makes no sense unless you're very rich.
November 20, 2011 2:38:11 AM

o1die said:
Please list your budget and vender. I use newegg and frys. Any of those cpus are more than adequate; the 980 makes no sense unless you're very rich.


I suppose my budget would be $850. I've seen 980x's for that price.
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November 20, 2011 2:39:41 AM

And vendor is a little tough as Im form the UK. So its a little different. I suppose if I know what the best CPU would be I could find the best price for it.
November 20, 2011 3:06:32 AM

Out of those three I would say the i7-2600k
November 20, 2011 3:57:27 AM

I am going to have to agree, the i7-2600k is your best value. All of those processors are great, and the performance increase you see in the jump to the 980x isn't worth the extra money. If you are the type of person that keeps your computer until it doesn't run anything you want at all before you upgrade, then maybe (emphasis on the maybe) the 980x is worth it, but otherwise don't waste your money and get the 2600k or 2700k.
November 23, 2011 8:37:24 PM

Ok after much comparison I've decided to splash out the extra cash and got the i7 980x Extreme Edition. Hopefully it lasts a long time. Thanks for all the input ^_^
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November 23, 2011 8:50:12 PM

I would go with the 3930 e series sandy bridge with asrock a79 board from newegg. Those two will match the 980 in performance and be cheaper than the 980 alone.
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November 23, 2011 8:51:38 PM

Forget the 980X its obsolete and replaced with the 3960X there is no reason for anyone regardless of budget to get the 980X any more (unless its under $200).
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