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Very good points all! I should have specified that while not very tight, I am on a bit of a budget being a college student. With that in mind, I'll probably steer towards the 2500k, although that was a good sale for the 2600k.

Other things I have picked up from this thread. The PSU I picked out was not good and several other better ones have been pointed out. Glad I got that taken care of.

The SSD drive sounds like it would be a beneficial upgrade for me, so I think I'll do that.

Another thing that got brought up was the consideration of an aftermarket cooler. Should I get one of those, or is the stock cooler good enough? If I should get one, any suggestions?

Thanks all for the interesting debate and the tips. This forum is awesome!
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Originally Posted by firedude721 View Post
@Ishinomori - 10% better is a poor estimate, and 50% is very exaggerated. With the sale, the difference in price is 10%. Without the sale, the difference is about 29% (Based of Amazon.com's prices at present)
Prices are $219 (i5) to $325 (i7) in Aus, so 50% more (219 + 50%) is a close approximation.

Since it is all speculative, and any system where the GPU's aren't bottlenecked by a CPU, see's little to no gain at all, whereas when a game is CPU intensive the i7 with see an increase, 10% is also a fair approximation.

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Very good points all! I should have specified that while not very tight, I am on a bit of a budget being a college student. With that in mind, I'll probably steer towards the 2500k, although that was a good sale for the 2600k.

Other things I have picked up from this thread. The PSU I picked out was not good and several other better ones have been pointed out. Glad I got that taken care of.

The SSD drive sounds like it would be a beneficial upgrade for me, so I think I'll do that.

Another thing that got brought up was the consideration of an aftermarket cooler. Should I get one of those, or is the stock cooler good enough? If I should get one, any suggestions?

Thanks all for the interesting debate and the tips. This forum is awesome!
For sure get the SSD, it will make a monumentous difference! The stock cooler is good enough if you aren't going to overclock. Otherwise, get aftermarket because the stock one sucks, and so does the paste. My idle temp with stock is 38C and the max my CPU has gotten to was 63C during video rendering.
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Another thing that got brought up was the consideration of an aftermarket cooler. Should I get one of those, or is the stock cooler good enough? If I should get one, any suggestions?

Thanks all for the interesting debate and the tips. This forum is awesome!
You should definately purchase an aftermarket cooler if you plan to OC, if not the stock cooler is adequate (term used loosely)

A very good, reasonably priced aftermarket cooler would be the CM Hyper 212+

Edit: Or the Red Scorpion
Edited by Ishinomori - 5/16/11 at 4:38am
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