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Originally Posted by Blostorm View Post
Gaming: get the 2500k, trust me.

That makes it 600$ for the GPU:

SLI 570s / Crossfire 6970s (6950s unlocked) or a GTX 580.

I would go with crossfire 6950s unlocked to 6970s and get the SSD now.
Other than the cheaper price, why are you insisting on the 2500k?

As for the 6950s, are you talking about fully unlocking them or only the shaders? Won't a full unlock really kill the life expectancy of the cards?

I really wanted to wait for corsair to come out with their ssds to give ocz some competition.

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Originally Posted by indigo995 View Post
Well since he's only using one monitor, the 580 1.5gb is the best option.
Yeah I think I will be using a single monitor until the day I die. I honestly don't see the point of gaming with more than one monitor.... Maybe someone can convince me otherwise?
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Well since he's only using one monitor, the 580 1.5gb is the best option.
I agree with this option here. There's no need for Crossfire SLI anythings for a single 1080p Monitor
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post #13 of 36
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Originally Posted by Kreeker View Post
Other than the cheaper price, why are you insisting on the 2500k?

As for the 6950s, are you talking about fully unlocking them or only the shaders? Won't a full unlock really kill the life expectancy of the cards?

I really wanted to wait for corsair to come out with their ssds to give ocz some competition.



Yeah I think I will be using a single monitor until the day I die. I honestly don't see the point of gaming with more than one monitor.... Maybe someone can convince me otherwise?
You'll replace the i5 before games need the i7.

Unlocking the 6950s won't reduce life. I myself would have got a 6950 unlocked to 6970 but we didn't know we could unlock them when I got my GTX 570.
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the 2600k won't really future proof. You'll change before games really need more than the i5.
This. Hyper threading tech has been out for more than 7 years and not a single game uses it Get the 2500k and put the rest to a good graphics card. If you don't transcode videos alot, 2600k is unnecessary, or maybe just for e-peen ?
    
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You'll replace the i5 before games need the i7.

Unlocking the 6950s won't reduce life. I myself would have got a 6950 unlocked to 6970 but we didn't know we could unlock them when I got my GTX 570.
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I agree with this option here. There's no need for Crossfire SLI anythings for a single 1080p Monitor
I personally think CF 6950s unlocked would be the best. Cheaper and better performance. But he's out of future proofing but SLI GTX 580s vs CF 6970s is not a big deal...
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6950 CrossFireX isn't overkill, I like having 100FPS because it just feels smoother. Overclocked 6950's + Unlock is almost like having 2 GTX 580's...
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post #17 of 36
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I personally think CF 6950s unlocked would be the best. Cheaper and better performance. But he's out of future proofing but SLI GTX 580s vs CF 6970s is not a big deal...
The last of the 6950 unlockables has sold out last night on Newegg. They are discontinued and unavailable anywhere else.

The only place you'll be able to find one is used on ebay, OCN Marketplace, Craigslist etc.
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post #18 of 36
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Originally Posted by Antsu View Post
6950 CrossFireX isn't overkill, I like having 100FPS because it just feels smoother. Overclocked 6950's + Unlock is almost like having 2 GTX 580's...
It's exactly why I recommend getting unlocked 6950s instead of 1 GTX 580.
Around same price.


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The last of the 6950 unlockables has sold out last night on Newegg. They are discontinued.
There is more than Newegg.
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Originally Posted by mexer View Post
Buy 2600K, is much better than 2500k becouse have hyperthreading and its like 8 cores, and in future it can be very worthly for games. And i would buy gtx580 if you want in future another to sli, othervise i would buy gtx590 and evga you buy
Most games use 2 cores and 4 at max, you really think in the near future 8 threads is going to be a requirement?
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Originally Posted by robwadeson View Post
This. Hyper threading tech has been out for more than 7 years and not a single game uses it Get the 2500k and put the rest to a good graphics card. If you don't transcode videos alot, 2600k is unnecessary, or maybe just for e-peen ?
Tell me if this argument i've read on some other thread is incorrect. The 2600k has more cores than the 2500k. There are some games that use 4 cores. If you are playing this said game, and a virus software starts running, the computer running the 2600k will not see as much of a decrease in performance as the computer running the 2500k?
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