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well i thought that i would get a gtx 590 so i thought that the 2600K OC to 4.3 Ghz and a maximus 4 extreme would be good XD

im actually building a completely new gaming rig and i was also wandering if the 9800 GT would work with the maximus 4 extreme smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Godstuff;13530457 
well i thought that i would get a gtx 590 so i thought that the 2600K OC to 4.3 Ghz and a maximus 4 extreme would be good XD

im actually building a completely new gaming rig and i was also wandering if the 9800 GT would work with the maximus 4 extreme smile.gif

If you're gaming you for sure want a 2500K. You can OC that to 4.5-5GHz pretty easily. Put the extra hundred towards that 590. And I don't think you'll need a Maximus 4 for gaming either, especially considering you only wanted a VERY conservative overclock of 4.3GHz. So go with a p8p67 pro and you'll be set.
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Originally Posted by Doodlebro;13531171 
If you're gaming you for sure want a 2500K. You can OC that to 4.5-5GHz pretty easily. Put the extra hundred towards that 590. And I don't think you'll need a Maximus 4 for gaming either, especially considering you only wanted a VERY conservative overclock of 4.3GHz. So go with a p8p67 pro and you'll be set.

Either chip will be fine and both are easy to OC. If you just intend to game, your money would be better spent on a SSD or better graphics rather than the 2600k. The P8P67 is a great choice as well and I agree that spending the money on the Maximus is sort of a waste.

With regard to CUDA cores and the 2500k. You will get better performance from the 2600k and an NVIDIA card. All depends on what you can afford. If your budget is unlimited then buy all the best. If not, spend your money in places where you will get the most substantial increase in speed; SSD & Graphics. Oh and while were on saving money, the 590 is an awful idea. Performance vs other solutions is hardly worth the price.

For gaming I would suggest the 2500k with the p8p67 and two 6950s unlocked and crossfired with either the Vertex 3 or intel 510 series HD.
Edited by firedude721 - 5/16/11 at 7:03pm
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post #15 of 17
Any of those Asus's you named will do you fine! Good luck overclocking
 
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post #16 of 17
Dont get a 590. Get 2 570 cause they will out perform a 590 and you will save money. The 590 is not that great look at all the benchmarks as it is usually number 4 or so.
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post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by firedude721;13531388 
Either chip will be fine and both are easy to OC. If you just intend to game, your money would be better spent on a SSD or better graphics rather than the 2600k. The P8P67 is a great choice as well and I agree that spending the money on the Maximus is sort of a waste.

With regard to CUDA cores and the 2500k. You will get better performance from the 2600k and an NVIDIA card.

He is going to get a higher core clock out of a 2500K with lower voltages than that of a 2600K, so the 2500K is going to get more frames out of a game in this scenario. However if he's only looking to clock up to 4.5, he should still go with the 2500K. Hyperthreading won't do much good, and more can be spent on other components.

@OP: Here's an idea, grab two of these and put them in RAID-0. Then you can put any of your games on this drive and they will load much faster than a conventional hard drive. You get the same speed as a mid-grade SSD for less given the space you have.
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