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i7 980 or i7 2600k For "Gaming"?

Poll Results: i7 980 vs i7 2600k for Gaming

 
  • 12% (18)
    i7 980
  • 87% (121)
    i7 2600k
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post #1 of 71
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Hi guys,

Which one you think is the BEAST for Gaming? (With the Highest stable OC'ing)

Thanks
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post #2 of 71
You're going to hate me for this, but 2500k.

You don't need HT for gaming and you don't need 6 cores either.
post #3 of 71
All depends on how many 580s you want but I assume a i7 2600k at 4.8 will do great in games but lag in benchmarks compared to a 980x.

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post #4 of 71
+1 for i5 2500k..
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post #5 of 71
2500k, easily. If you're on water you can run 4.8ghz+ all day errrrrryday which is going to wreck every single game out there.
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post #6 of 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boyboyd;13713102 
You're going to hate me for this, but 2500k.

You don't need HT for gaming and you don't need 6 cores either.
QFT



http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=287

Thats at stock. Doesn't look like a 90$ difference to me.

But if its only the 2 selections id go with the 2600k.
    
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post #7 of 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boyboyd;13713102 
You're going to hate me for this, but 2500k.

You don't need HT for gaming and you don't need 6 cores either.

And for multi-cored games and multithreaded dx11 code and of course having no spare cores for the OS, I wouldn't recommend anything less than 8 threads for future proof.

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post #8 of 71
Yeah I want to go with 2500K as well. 6 Cores is highly overkill for gaming IMO, You don't Need HT but it dosen't hurt the wallet much i would say go for either that or the 2500k.
    
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post #9 of 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blostorm;13713107 
+1 for i5 2500k..

2500k all the way. 2600k nets you hyperthreading for an addtional $100. Unless you fold and you use all those, get 2500K...
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post #10 of 71
I also vote 2500K over the 2600K. Put all that saved money towards a better 3D card/cards
    
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