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Ok so here's the deal... i think i just fried my mobo and proc in my sig rig for the CC. If I have to get new what do i get... an i7 9xx or something like a 2500K or 2600K. I love folding but I want something that will be good for pretty high powered gaming...love to know what OCN thinks
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post #2 of 34
If you think you can truly utilize hyper-threading, then go with the i7 2600k. If not, go with the i5 2500k.

Don't bother with 1366.
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The hyper threading would mostly be utilized for folding...
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post #4 of 34
2500k for most normal users and gamers
2600k for folders and video encoding etc...... ( Alot of 2600k userrs disable HT anyway, making it a 2500k, so they can reduce vcore and increase overclock to 5ghz

i actaully downgraded from a 2600k to a 2500k, - saved me 50 pounds, and i could overclock much higher.
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If you are a folder you want to get the 2600k if you can. That way you can do bigadv and game with enough time to get nice bonus points.
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post #6 of 34
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Ok so for me it looks like the 2600k is maybe what i want... i appreciate more opinions on this.. but what about mobo and ram...? i probably wont upgrade video stuff for a while...
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post #7 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by [ISM]-BlueDragon View Post
Ok so for me it looks like the 2600k is maybe what i want... i appreciate more opinions on this.. but what about mobo and ram...? i probably wont upgrade video stuff for a while...
Whats your budget? there's lots of options

UD4 is decent, I was considering this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-478-_-Product
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I got a 2600k rig with a Asus P67 Pro. Its a nice SLI board for $189. If you loking for cheaper mb maybe a Asrock extreme 4. Both of those are good value mb.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131703

That's the board i have been looking at so far...my budget is around $600 give or take some...

Whats the difference between the 2600 and 2600k besides about $20....?
Edited by [ISM]-BlueDragon - 5/12/11 at 12:13pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by [ISM]-BlueDragon View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131703

That's the board i have been looking at so far...my budget is around $600 give or take some...

Whats the difference between the 2600 and 2600k besides about $20....?
The 2600 is limited to baseclock overclocking and the 2600k has an unlocked multi that goes to about 57x.

You can get a E3-1230 which is pretty much the same as a 2600 but for 230$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-083-_-Product

You wont be able to go past around 3.8 ghz though

This is also a great mobo,
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813131714
Edited by Yumyums - 5/12/11 at 12:18pm
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