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    Red face i7-3960X or i7-3970X?

    Hello, everybody! I would like to know your opinion about these 2 monstrous Intel processors. Which one would you choose? Maybe standing next to an ARES II ?

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    3930K??

    Dont forget the K model..

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    yep... K also not bad

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    Yeah, also the 3930K and 3770K. Great overclocking and great stock performance.

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    Well, do not mix the 3770k here... that's a totally different thing... - 3770k is Ivy Bridge, while the 3930k, 3960X and 3970X are Sandy Bridge Extreme... IB is 4 cores, SBE is 6 cores...

    Regarding the original question - how is your cooling? the 3970X is running hotter than the 3960X... not sure if there is to much improvement on the 3970X...

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    Your maximum overclock is going to be the same with either processor unless you are going sub zero with either of the two CPU's you originally mentioned.

    Both are good, the 70 is gaining favour with OC's so go for that one.
    To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zka17 View Post
    Well, do not mix the 3770k here... that's a totally different thing... - 3770k is Ivy Bridge, while the 3930k, 3960X and 3970X are Sandy Bridge Extreme... IB is 4 cores, SBE is 6 cores...

    Regarding the original question - how is your cooling? the 3970X is running hotter than the 3960X... not sure if there is to much improvement on the 3970X...
    You are right, sir.

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    Alex I thought Intel was going to release their latest Ivy Bridge-E chip later this year. http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/dis...013_Slide.html If you don't need a chip now, maybe waiting a while will reap some goodies. I might go IB-E later this year too.
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    3930k simply is the one worth it's price for the SB-E
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    I vote for the 3930k here too,

    Quote Originally Posted by Dantrax View Post
    ...... If you don't need a chip now, maybe waiting a while will reap some goodies. I might go IB-E later this year too.
    I never wait to purchase a PC, I get what I need when I need it.
    Last edited by Area 66; 02-08-2013 at 01:32 AM.

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