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post #11 of 17
since you won't lose any money for getting i5 2500k set up I would definitely go for it with out a question, It's newer tech,run cooler,very high overclock potential.

This is stock clock bench mark chart comparison between 950 and 2500k cpu as you can see i5 2500k score little higher on most test.

You will gain more performance when it's overclock
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/100?vs=288
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post #12 of 17
950 will beat the 2600k for most tasks you have listed. Hold on to it and see what happens the next few months
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Originally Posted by edplayer View Post
Did you see the part where he said he wouldn't lose any money?
Heh, I read *if I didn't lose any money* .. Does *if* mean yes to you? Cause in my head *If* means Maybe .. Its all good though
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Video rendering? 2600k/950
Gaming? 2500k
Cooling efficiency? 2500k/2600k
Performance? all 3
Power saving? 2500-2600k, huge improvement if you're gonna get the 1155 Sabertooth

But about your 950 and 72c peak temperatures, I let my 920 burn high as 80s and that's as far as it ever burns. Unless it's left rendering for an hour, it'll definitely hit 90s, but whatever lol. I really never render anything that big.
Like you said about re-seating your cooler, try it out.. because I know what happened to my Scythe Ninja last time..
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post #15 of 17
I'd stick with what you got now and wait for Ivy Bridge or Bulldozer, see how they do and upgrade if they're worth it.

Even if you don't lose money out of it, unless you're gaming constantly, I don't think a SB is much of an upgrade for you.
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Don't do it man lol :|
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post #17 of 17
Keep what you have losing the triple channel capability to gain a little on clock speed and energy saving doesn't make any sense to me..... Wait for Ivy Bridge.

Oh and those anadtech benchmarks are misleading hence where an i5-760 lines up against a 2500k
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/191?vs=288
Edited by Hatfieco - 5/9/11 at 4:08pm
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