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Intel i5 vs. i7 2nd Gen. Buyer's Question.

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    Core i5 2500k
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    Core i7 2600k
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post #1 of 17
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I was wondering if for a gamer is it really worth the i7 2600k's price bump. I would be running my dual 470s on the rig, all I want to do is eliminate this bottle neck I have with the 955. I plan on OCs to 4.4 GHz regardless of the 2600 or 2500, both can handle it. I am leaning towards the 2500k, any objections? Please post em!
Edited by snoball - 6/9/11 at 8:49am
 
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No you don't need hyperthreading for games. If gaming is your primary use please save yourself some money, buy the i5 2500K, and spend that extra money on something else.

Tri SLI 470 perhaps?! Better case? Water cooling? Better monitor? SSD? Hookers and coke?
post #3 of 17
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No you don't need hyperthreading for games. If gaming is your primary use please save yourself some money, buy the i5 2500K, and spend that extra money on something else.

Tri SLI 470 perhaps?! Better case? Water cooling? Better monitor? SSD? Hookers and coke?
Hookers and coke it is.

Probably would grab screen, 1440x900 sucks!
 
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post #4 of 17
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Hookers and coke it is.

Probably would grab screen, 1440x900 sucks!
I think that is an excellent plan!
post #5 of 17
2500k is the gamers chip
post #6 of 17
2500k. Save the extra money for other things.
post #7 of 17
Everybody here will say go 2500k. I just wanted more....
post #8 of 17
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If I do grab a monitor, is this any good?

LG 21.5" IPS

BBL, 2:30ish EST. In school making this thread, lol. Keep them opinions incoming!
 
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post #9 of 17
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If I do grab a monitor, is this any good?

LG 21.5" IPS

BBL, 2:30ish EST. In school making this thread, lol. Keep them opinions incoming!
I's an IPS panel, so yeah, nice viewing angles and pretty colors. I've heard that even though IPS panels have slower response times, it's not a 1 to 1 equal to the TN panels, as 5 ms on an IPS ~= 2 ms response on a TN panel. Anyone want to weigh in and correct me?
post #10 of 17
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If I do grab a monitor, is this any good?

LG 21.5" IPS

BBL, 2:30ish EST. In school making this thread, lol. Keep them opinions incoming!
If I didn't already have Dell IPS I would read some reviews on these and probably buy this. $150 shipped for LED+IPS is pretty good. NewEgg reviewers think there is some unusually strong backlight bleed though. So be aware. Try to find some professional reviews on it before you buy.

Here is a great amateur review: Read.
Edited by Segovax - 6/9/11 at 9:08am
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