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SB-E: X versus K processors? Recommended H20 cooling for SB-E? Ram?

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Haswell's release leaves me thinking SB-E is still a great choice for my upcoming build--I'm interested in 6 cores despite its limited added value for FSX (better texture loading?).   What is the practical difference, besides added cache, in the X versus K variants?  Do X processors overclock better because of favored sorting/binning perhaps?  It's as you know double the cost of the K version.

 

While you're here:  is H100 still a good choice for cooling for this CPU?

 

Mainboard:  ASUS X79 Sabertooth ok?

 

RAM:  any value for 2400Mhz ram in an SB-E system?

 

Many thanks in advance ;o)

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I don't think the 6 cores will give much advantage even in texture loading. Maybe consider Ivy Bridge

 

The RAM will, defo. That is good speed.

Sabartooth is a good MB as well.

 

Also, don't get Haswell, as OC wise it is no better than Ivy.

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