OK, so Im ordering the rest of my build today.
Im still left with a bit of a Dilemma. And that is, 2600k or 2700k.
I've been looking into this for the past week, and seeing all forms of different claims.
Many say, its a waste of money. Its just a 2600k with a multi bump. nothing more. It clocks the same, and theres no difference at all.
But others say it is indeed a better chip. That the large majority of 2600s can not even reach the 5Ghz clock we see at reviews, and the good clocking (low voltage) ones are becoming much harder to get, because they are now 2700ks.
At any count, it does seem they clock fairly well. Although some of the earlier 2600Ks could as well.
But this review (if it can be trusted) was a bit interesting. Intel Core i7 2700k Flagship Showdown Review - eTeknix
From what we saw by clocking the chip to 5.3GHz at 1.5 volts, it’s nothing to be laughed at and actually performs slightly better than the 2600k we’ve been using in terms of clock for clock speed
Very few are actually comparing them clock for clock. Granted the difference is little to none, but does this mean it may in fact be a bit revised and better chip?
So, at this point in the game .. Whats a better option.
2600K and hope for a good one, or the 2700K. (Just with a bit better odds of a really good one)
I wont be reaching for huge clocks for a 24/7 speeds, but I would want something that can clock well at lower voltages (thus less heat)
I can go do either or, so the price ATM isnt that huge of a deal. But with the 2700, ill just have put on hold a few little extra things I was planning. (fan controller etc.) But the main build will be done.
Not really a big deal, thats all easy to add later.