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i7 920 or i5 2500k for upcoming games (battlefield 3)

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hey guys im split between these 2. i can get the i7 920 used for 150$ off craigslist, which is why im not too sure, or the i5 2500k for 100$ more. i ma add a gtx 560 ti msi twin frozr 2 with a sata 3 640gb WD Black and a x58 mobo if i get the i7 920, or some p67/z68 asus rev 3 mobo for the 2500k. I would really REALLY like the 8 threads as its a lot more futureproof then 2500k with 4, but then again, im also worried that the 4 threads wont get me over 60fps ALWAYS paired with the gtx 560 ti in Battlefield 3 MAXED OUT, plus is there any difference in gaming between the i7 920 and i5 2500k? btw, i dont plan to sli, id rather sell and get something better. THANks in advance
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2500k. Newer architecture, better performance. Great great great gaming chip.

Here is a comparison of the two:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/47?vs=288

2500k almost even wins in multithreaded benches where hyperthreading should dominate.
    
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If all you do is gaming, go with the 2500K. The 920 is a great CPU but the increase in core performance of the Sandy Bridge platform will do a lot more for games than added threads.
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Look better...you can find the 2500K for $200-210 USD...

2500K is a 95Watts TDP, overclocks great, pushes more instructions per clock...

Also, you're talking about MAXING out a game that is not out yet with a 560Ti, which is a mid-high range card...C'mon...the game is not even out...
The 560Ti should be alright for 1680 and 1920 resolutions at high settings 4X AA...I would not expect them to fully max out that game...

you're setting yourself for disapointment...try to lower your expectatiosn a bit or increase your budget...

Battlefield 3 can be maxxed out using a GTX580, according the EA/DICE...
so it's gonna be either buying yourself a GTX580, or SLI 560Ti's (better at 1680 and 1920 rez compared to a single 580)
Edited by delavan - 5/23/11 at 3:58pm
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2500k for sure
    
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2500k for sure

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2500k all the way, take 5 min OC it to 4.7 and dont look back. With no effort at all you can have a chip running 5-700 mhz faster with temps 20c lower.
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2500k. Don't think twice. And you can get it for ~$200-$210
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post #9 of 16
2500K.

It costs less in the end too. Less ram needed.
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Definitely 2500k. It should beat the 920 in basically everything.
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