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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by dave12;13474474 
I respectfully disagree. I have a i7 920 @ 4.2 in the box next to me and my i5 2500k eats its lunch in everything.

Keep dreaming buahahaah:rolleyes:
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post #12 of 21
....this is about I5 2500K not I7 2600K...maybe you're confusing with I5 2600K which is not out yet lol
Edited by Wulfgar - 5/12/11 at 2:13pm
post #13 of 21
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Wow, intel finally allowed reasonable pricing on the bloomfield processors...
No, this is only a "get you in the door price" to hopefully spawn some compulsive purchases. There's a reason that they will only let you buy one and that you can't have it shipped. They're losing money on each sale, but making it up by getting customers in the door. If it were profitable, there wouldn't be a restriction of 1 per customer and they'd allow them to be shipped.
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post #14 of 21
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No, this is only a "get you in the door price" to hopefully spawn some compulsive purchases. There's a reason that they will only let you buy one and that you can't have it shipped. They're losing money on each sale, but making it up by getting customers in the door. If it were profitable, there wouldn't be a restriction of 1 per customer and they'd allow them to be shipped.
Exacto. Its some sort of deal between MircoCenter and Intel. When you get the cpu, the rep will ask if you have the memory, mobo, case, etc.

For me, I just i have this corsair memory, mobo this, blah blah, and the rep just goes quiet.

Anyhoo, this is a good deal.
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post #15 of 21
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....this is about I5 2500K not I7 2600K...maybe you're confusing with I5 2600K which is not out yet lol
Whoops, completely overlooked that the conclusion was about the 2600k and not the 2500k. Regardless. I'd take the 2500k any day and grab a 2600k about a year down the line or even an Ivy Bridge CPU. Case in point: If you have ~$850 to spend, 2500k is the way to go.
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post #16 of 21
Time to upgrade. Look for my 950 in the FS section soon.

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post #17 of 21
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The I5 2500K is not in the same league as 1366 processors. It's an I5 not an I7, that means less cache, no hyperthreading and no triple channel memory. The only thing going for it is the 3.3GHz. Bottom line, you'd have to be naive to buy a 2500K over a $200 960.

The only Sandy Bridge CPU meant to compete with LGA 1366 is the 2400K which comes with the same amount of cache, hyperthreading and a solid 3.4GHz out of the gate. I've seen them go for $280 on occasions and that $80 extra is totally worth it.
2500K will run circles around my 950. Even my current x58 board performs better with dual channel ram (lower Latency). I OC'd my friends computer to 4.8ghz with ease. And even clock for clock his rig at 4.4ghz still out performs mine. My x58 took hours apond hours to overclock p67 took me a hour then. a 24 hour prime run and all is done. p67 over x58 is a no brainer.
 
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post #18 of 21
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2500K will run circles around my 950. Even my current x58 board performs better with dual channel ram (lower Latency). I OC'd my friends computer to 4.8ghz with ease. And even clock for clock his rig at 4.4ghz still out performs mine. My x58 took hours apond hours to overclock p67 took me a hour then. a 24 hour prime run and all is done. p67 over x58 is a no brainer.
Coming from someone with a nicely overclocked 950. It's a no-brainer hands down win for the 2500k.
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post #19 of 21
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Keep dreaming buahahaah
What do my nighttime thoughts of Hayden Panteraria have anything to do with the two computers under my desk?
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post #20 of 21
We can compaer our CPUs hahah. Are You retarded or what? Keep Yupur 2500K at 4.1GHz or 4.2GHz and I will compare my i7 920 with Yours ^^
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