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2600S or 2600K

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ClassicD, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. ClassicD

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    I was considering getting the i7 2600k however the 2600S is available around the same price but with the added feature of VT-d which could be good for the virtulisation i want to do.

    The 2600S is slightly slower at 2.8Ghz compared to the 2600k at 3.4Ghz so i was just wondering if anyone has had any experience in overclocking an i7 2600S.

    Also a quick question about bus/core ratio...the lower the better am i correct?
     
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  2. SimonD

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    2600K all the way, I have no issues with running virtualisation software on it either. As far as the K is concerned I have mine running at 4.6ghz with ease (watercooled pc and under load it doesn't go above 65c).
     
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  3. Phoenix
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    I'm waiting for the next set, the old X58 era can out perform and scale passed the Ks
    although im getting a bit annoyed we are back down to 4 DIMM slots on all the reference boards, ffs 8GB modules are still pricey in consumerland
     
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    yep 2600k all though if you can wait the x 78 chipsets from what I have seen so far look impressive but not due out until next year sometimes. 4GB and 8GB dimms are still a bit iffy.
     
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  5. ClassicD

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    where did you get your info on the x78 chipsets? would it be worth waiting for, what does it do better than the current chipset.
     
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  6. Phoenix
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    how are 4gb sticks 'iffy' or even 'expensive'
    I've had 4GB dimms in my systems since 2008!
    I now have 4GB dimms in my laptop, and all four of them cost less than $200 bucks total
     
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    not saying they are expensive but have had quite a few people come to me with problems with 4GB dimms but those dimms were from lesser manufacturers such as kingston etc.
     
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