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post #11 of 31
Go with the Asrock motherboard and an i5 2500k and you will never look back.
Remember if you upgrade to P67, you would also need p67 dual channel ram.
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Wait are you getting the 2500 k or "2500" if the $ different is less than 20 $ might just as well grab a K series, 2500 can turbo boost up to 3,7 ghz if i remmeber right, still amazingly fast at that speed.
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post #13 of 31
Don't get the 2500, get the 2500k.
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The GB mobo in my sig has been great and it was only ~$120. The i5 2500k is the one on sale for $179 @ frys.
     
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Originally Posted by Sushimaster View Post
Wait are you getting the 2500 k or "2500" if the $ different is less than 20 $ might just as well grab a K series, 2500 can turbo boost up to 3,7 ghz if i remmeber right, still amazingly fast at that speed.
im getting the 2500k, i didnt know that there is 2500 chip..

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The GB mobo in my sig has been great and it was only ~$120. The i5 2500k is the one on sale for $179 @ frys.
that where im gonna buy it. im going there right now
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Decided to get either 955 or 1090t (150$) since its for gaming only.
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post #17 of 31
2500k is really the best "cheap" performance cpu out there but if price is really an issue, yes, 955 BE is a good choice also, just OC the hell out of it.
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post #18 of 31
if its for gaming only, i wouldnt even bother with a 1090t.

2500k doesnt make that much difference in most games as most games are GPU bound, not CPU bound. Why have I got one? Dunno, e-peen I guess.

Get the 955 and OC the hell outta it.
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if its for gaming only, i wouldnt even bother with a 1090t.

2500k doesnt make that much difference in most games as most games are GPU bound, not CPU bound. Why have I got one? Dunno, e-peen I guess.

Get the 955 and OC the hell outta it.
Why 1090t is not worth for gaming? I know games don't use 6 core but I'm thinking if I get 1090t, I won't need to upgrade for 2-3 years.
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