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hey all,

just a question, i am looking to upgrade from my E8400 Rig to a new sandy bridge 1156 2500k or 2600k

my question is.. if i will be overclocking the CPU would it be in my best interest to go 2600k or stick with the cheaper 2500k and just get a nice OC going ? i can save nearly 100 bux doing it this way which will leave me more room for a nicer mobo (asus Rampage IV or III still undecided)

Thank you in advance.

Chris
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If you are on any budget whatsoever the 2500k is the way to go
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post #3 of 34
Go with the Core i5 2500K, as you can then upgrade to Ivy Bridge later on without much loss. Put the other $100 towards a better GPU, more RAM, a better motherboard, or an SSD instead.
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Thanks for asking this question op as I had the same..
    
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save yourself some cash all the way around! I picked the ASrock p67 extreme4 @ $159 and got a 2500k from a fellow OCN member for $190! You just can't go wrong with that combo! The extreme 4 OC's like a beast too acording to AnadTech and Toms Hardware!
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post #6 of 34
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cheers guys much appreciated, 2500k it is..

now for mobo suggestions, anyone here run the Ausus Rampage III or IV ? there my choises atm.. giving gigabyte a miss this time, not for any real reason, they just dont look as nice lol.

EDIT found my new board, WOW !!

asrock p67 extreme6

Very nice !! just Ordered and should be here friday ! thank you for the input
Edited by Christodagr8 - 4/25/11 at 11:52pm
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post #7 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Christodagr8;13274835 
hey all,

just a question, i am looking to upgrade from my E8400 Rig to a new sandy bridge 1156 2500k or 2600k

my question is.. if i will be overclocking the CPU would it be in my best interest to go 2600k or stick with the cheaper 2500k and just get a nice OC going ? i can save nearly 100 bux doing it this way which will leave me more room for a nicer mobo (asus Rampage IV or III still undecided)

Thank you in advance.

Chris

SB isnt a 1156 wink.gif

Ive been looking at a few MoBos and the Asus Sabertooth P67 is striking my attention... also the P8P67 Pro/Delux.

However, there is a lot of talk about the Z67 chipset... but the only benefits of that, really, are the ability of chipset video and the SSD caching... which may be handy.
Edited by MacNcheese - 4/25/11 at 11:39pm
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post #8 of 34
I have the asus deluxe and it works great
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post #9 of 34
Asus rampage serie motherboard isn't compatible with sandy bridge r0fl.... the IV or III is X58 board, not p67. The only republic of gamer motherboard for the socket p67 is the Asus maximus IV extreme. it's like $400 USD.......
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Princess Garnet;13274861 
Go with the Core i5 2500K, as you can then upgrade to Ivy Bridge later on without much loss. Put the other $100 towards a better GPU, more RAM, a better motherboard, or an SSD instead.

if u are on a budget, then i5 2500k is ur option. But don't buy it just to upgrade to ivy bridge 1 year later...

I think the extra 100$ will go a long way. For example, if you had a Core 2 Quad instead of that Core 2 Duo (which was also around $100 difference) from before, you wouldn't need to upgrade today, you could have easily held off another year for ivy bridge.

Just sayin, if you're gunna buy a computer for the long haul like you did with your core 2 duo, you might as well get something that will scale better in the distance future.
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