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I am coming from a 1090t (ran at 3.9ghz with 3.0ghz NB), I am wondering if the 2500K is slower than it, and if it is where would it be slower? I am a Gamer, but I like to have an overall Fast CPU, Should I have picked the 2600K instead? was it worth the $100?

Oh how I hate buyers remorse, someone tell me or show me that I didnt make the wrong choice.
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post #2 of 33
The 2500K is a good choice. It will be quite decent for gaming. Especially if you have a golden one that can OC to 5Ghz. It will be banging.
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If gaming is your priority, then the 2500K was the correct choice.
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You will not be disappoint, 2500K is much faster than a 1090t. At best games will only take advantage of 4 cores and the only difference between the 2500k and 2600K is hyper threading so your golden. Get an after market cooler (hyper 212+ or something cheap) and go for 5ghz. You will notice a big difference
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Well I had a 1090t before getting the sandy. Go for the 2500k. The extra $100 is not worth the few percentage increase in speeds at the most, and most games don't use H/T. The sandy is loads faster than the 1090t, and you can push it to the max o.c, these cheap chips are meant to be maxed out without care!!
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coming off a 860, the 2600K was disappointing, so i sold the 2600K+board

I had a 1055T eons ago, and i don't really remember what it was like, but people say the first gen i7's and X6's are pretty even, so i'm guessing it will be a similar experience for you.

Sorry to burst the bubble.
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do the SB chips have the equivalent of a AMD CPU/NB, internal memory controller,

And if so what/how do they OC
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Quote:
Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
coming off a 860, the 2600K was disappointing, so i sold the 2600K+board

I had a 1055T eons ago, and i don't really remember what it was like, but people say the first gen i7's and X6's are pretty even, so i'm guessing it will be a similar experience for you.

Sorry to burst the bubble.
an i7 860?

whats the difference in games between the super expensive top i7 9xx chips and the top i7 SB chips


EDIT:If BD is too far off an i5 2500 in games, and not a whole lot ahead of a x4 965 or x6 1090,

and I knew I could sell my current MB and CPU for ~$150, I will get a SB and CF capable MB in sept.
Edited by Mit Namso - 6/1/11 at 9:00pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mit Namso View Post
an i7 860?

whats the difference in games between the super expensive top i7 9xx chips and the top i7 SB chips
depends on the game and if you have enough gpu power to require a faster cpu.
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Quote:
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an i7 860?

whats the difference in games between the super expensive top i7 9xx chips and the top i7 SB chips


EDIT:If BD is too far off an i5 2500 in games, and not a whole lot ahead of a x4 965 or x6 1090,

and I knew I could sell my current MB and CPU for ~$150, I will get a SB and CF capable MB in sept.
no, a pentium D 860.....

Of course an i7 silly

In games, the difference between i7's is minimal
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