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post #1 of 17
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Which one do you think is better and will be more futureproof?

I plan on overclocking the 2500k 2-3 years down the road most likely.
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post #2 of 17
2500K easily beats the I7 960 in everything.

Go for that one bud.
    
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post #3 of 17
2500k easily. 1366 is a dead socket and 1155 will support Ivy Bridge next year...
post #4 of 17
go with the 2500k there awesome and easy to overclock and the new sandy bridge platform is much better performance wise
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post #5 of 17
2500k is the way to go because it's cheaper. Both will be fine for most applications in 3 years time, but gaming will probably take a fairly big leap in the next 1-2 years with the new consoles coming out.
post #6 of 17
2500k for the future!
post #7 of 17
The 2500k is faster
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post #8 of 17
1366 isn't a "dead" socket, but if your choosing between a 960 and a 2500k, the choice will obviously be Sandy Bridge. Now if it was a 970 vs a 2500k, it would be different.
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post #9 of 17
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Yeahhh 970 is just WAY too expensive.

If it was 970 vs. 2500k vs. 2600k who would win?
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post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
1366 isn't a "dead" socket, but if your choosing between a 960 and a 2500k, the choice will obviously be Sandy Bridge. Now if it was a 970 vs a 2500k, it would be different.
It's obsolete in the manor that it will not receive anymore updated processor architectures, only rebrands with higher clock speeds like the 995X if it decides to show its face.
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