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post #11 of 20
Save up a little more money and go for the 2500k. You will not be disappointed. You could throw dual 580's at the 2500k and there would be no bottleneck. Do that on nearly any other kind of system and you will get a bottleneck, even x58 systems not heavily overclocked.
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post #12 of 20
Saw a thread on here just the other day comparing a 2500k and 955BE, not only is the 2500k significantly faster (duh) it is also better value for money.

2500k no brainer if you can afford it.
post #13 of 20
I love my Asus P67, and my i5 2500k. Just can't wait to finish the case -.-'

Btw, I haven't overclocked since I got my B3 mobo, but prior it overclocked very nicely, but once it stopped I couldnt get it any higher. No 'hole' like in socket 775, it seems. It just STOPS. ;S
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Check out my 1366 rig for sale here
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Thank you all for the wonderful and rather homogenous result!

Looks like I'll be lighting some money on fire for a 2500k!

Thanks again,
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post #16 of 20
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Thank you all for the wonderful and rather homogenous result!

Looks like I'll be lighting some money on fire for a 2500k!

Thanks again,
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If I may I would recommend the ASrock p67 Extreme4 motherboard for your 2500K.... It has the absolute most features for the money! It's $159
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post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
If I may I would recommend the ASrock p67 Extreme4 motherboard for your 2500K.... It has the absolute most features for the money! It's $159
Hahaha, the v6 comes with golden caps = 0!
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post #18 of 20
2500K. You won't be able to get the nicest motherboard with your budget, but it's totally worth it if you have a good heatsink.
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post #19 of 20
2500K = WIN

Just flat out sick preforomance at an affordable price

Unless you are going SLI or CF you could get away with a Asus P67 pro Micro on the cheap

MHZ per dollar would be difficult to do better IMO
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post #20 of 20
2500k is pretty amazing value and competitive performance
    
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