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post #1 of 23
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Got a friend of mine who has a stock i5 750 and is thinking of moving to a i7 2600k, would it be a large difference? as in noticable in real world usage not just benchmarks the 750 is stock and the 2600k will be under water so i will help him overclock it
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post #2 of 23
I don't think he should... What is he using his computer for that would make him consider an upgrade? Real world use? Do you mean on the desktop?
 
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post #3 of 23
I would say depends on what he wants to do with it. If it is just for gaming, IMO, it is not worth it. If he is a folding fanatic and does other CPU intensive stuff such as rendering, etc. then it may very well worth it.
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post #4 of 23
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he just games on it

also though like i said his 750 is stock at what 2.66ghz?

the i7 would be under water and i would try to get it in the 4.5ghz range
Edited by Blindsay - 5/20/11 at 3:14pm
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post #5 of 23
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he just games on it
Then just keep the i5. If he *must* upgrade, get the i5 2500k. I'd spend the money on a GPU myself.
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post #6 of 23
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Then just keep the i5. If he *must* upgrade, get the i5 2500k. I'd spend the money on a GPU myself.
he will be getting a deal on the 2600k for around $150
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post #7 of 23
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he will be getting a deal on the 2600k for around $150
Then I'd definitely get it.
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post #8 of 23
$150 would be an excellent deal, but he'd have to upgrade his motherboard too. If he just games it really wouldn't be worth upgrading it at the moment. I'd suggest he waits until Ivy Bridge is released.
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post #9 of 23
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Then I'd definitely get it.
he and i are both party of the intel retailedge program, ill be grabbing the 970 since its a drop in upgrade for me but he is thinking about getting the 2600k and i figured he could sell his current chip to offset some of that cost. either way the 2600k is gonna be cheap (and of course a new board)
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post #10 of 23
What GPU does he have and what games does he play? SC2 is the only game I can think of that'd really benefit from that upgrade unless he's running SLI'd 580's on a 1920x1080 res. Also, HT is useless for games ATM.

And why are you upgrading to a 970? If it's a drop in, you already have, what, a 920/930? Buy a $50 cooler and OC your CPU instead (if your motherboard allows that).
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