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post #1 of 10
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As the title says, how does the first gen i7 compare to SB?

I'm able to get a first gen i7 and motherboard for a decent price but I'm wondering, since I can get a 2500k/ p67 board for a bit more, what's the better choice nowadays?

Thanks,
yumyums
post #2 of 10
Unless the older i7 system comes with a hefty discount the new sandybridge processors are better in every way. Lower power consumption, better clock for clock performance, overclocks significantly higher.
post #3 of 10
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Hmm alright, the set up for the older i7 combo would be around 310$ and the 2500k combo would be 370$ + tax

How's multi gpu with the 2500k? I was thinking HT might help with that when I tri-sli this summer
post #4 of 10
multi GPU works flawlessly with SB. you don't have to overclock it to get the most out of a 580 SLI setup. If you go tri-stil then a 4.5 OC kills the bottleneck (4.5 is achievable on 99.99% of all 2500s, just a piece of cake.)
if you are going quad-SLI then a 5ghz OC under water is enough to kill any bottleneck. Sandy bridge is powerful ^^.

HT is useless in today's game, though in future extra thread will come to be useful for sure.
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Just to let you know, the 2500K does NOT have Hyper Threading.
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the 2500k doesnt have hyperthreading but it is a quad core. Also not all 1155 boards have enough bandwith for tri sli at its full potential. so make sure the motherboard can run that third pci-e slot at at least x8 bandwith
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Just to let you know, the 2500K does NOT have Hyper Threading.
I'm aware of that, I was meaning with the i7 if it would help. I'll wait a little longer then and go 2500k then. Probably by then BD will be out so I'll have to compare the offerings again.
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I'm aware of that, I was meaning with the i7 if it would help. I'll wait a little longer then and go 2500k then. Probably by then BD will be out so I'll have to compare the offerings again.
You're also a folder, the HT with the i7 will let you do bigadv in windows, would be better PPD unless going native linux with the 2500k but then you got no windows on the rig for doing other stuff...
    
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I'll sell you my cpu and mobo if u want it 210$ shipped for both lol
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I'll sell you my cpu and mobo if u want it 210$ shipped for both lol
does the cpu not clock well? if you can give me an idea of how well it does I can consider your offer, PM me

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You're also a folder, the HT with the i7 will let you do bigadv in windows, would be better PPD unless going native linux with the 2500k but then you got no windows on the rig for doing other stuff...
Good point, that's another plus
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