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post #1 of 17
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Should I bother getting a 2500k + P8P67 Pro from a 950 and Sabertooth if I didn't lose any money? I really "hate" my i7 950.. it is very voltage hungry and requires 1.37V for 21x191. Even my NH-D14 has a hard time cooling it.
It makes me sad seeing all those SBers with 4.8 Ghz with less than 1.4V.

How would a 2500k @ say 4.8GHz compare with 950 @ 4?
in gaming
video rendering
F@h?
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post #2 of 17
You'll lose Hyper-threading which will hurt in F@H and video rendering, but for gaming it would be an upgrade, it would be a nice little change if you can do an even swap, though if you could get a 2600k you would keep the advantage of HT and high clock speeds
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post #3 of 17
Out of curiosity, what temps to you get at those voltages?

Mine peakes at 72c at only 1.26v so im thinking about re mounting my NH-D14.
    
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post #4 of 17
Definitely not worth it. Hold out a little longer until the next round of chips, at the very least.
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Yea you shouldnt have any temp issues thats not too high of a voltage.
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post #6 of 17
The 2500k will clock a lot higher, run cooler, and it comes with newer technology.

If it was an even trade, I would do it in a heartbeat.
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post #7 of 17
Don't do it man lol :|
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post #8 of 17
Id wait, in less you just wanna spend the money lol
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post #9 of 17
I'd wait until either Bulldozer or Socket 2011, but If it was a free swap was to a 2600K then i would have done it. But the 2500K isn't worth the trouble i think.. The 950 is still a fantastic chip. There is no reason to swap to a 2500k if only to hit 5Ghz.
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Originally Posted by Naudus View Post
Id wait, in less you just wanna spend the money lol

Did you see the part where he said he wouldn't lose any money?
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