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It's been said and proved soooooo many times that the 2600k doesn't have anything over the 2500k in gaming.

I still don't undesrtand why people recommend it when it's primarily a gaming rig, the HT does nothing in gaming.

Anyways if you can get a 1366 socket for cheap with either a 950 or 970 then your good to go for either tri or quad sli but my recommendation is going with the maximus IV and 2500k purely for gaming and tri sli.
Actually the hyper threads can hurt gaming performance with the 2600k.
    
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Actually the hyper threads can hurt gaming performance with the 2600k.
Im not so sure about it effecting gaming performance but I know that it doesn't improve it, therefore no need to go for a 2600k when building a gaming rig. That's what I mean
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post #13 of 26
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Im not so sure about it effecting gaming performance but I know that it doesn't improve it, therefore no need to go for a 2600k when building a gaming rig. That's what I mean
I agree, go with the 2500K over the 2600K. HT offers nothing to a gamer. The reason I recommend the 2500K over the 9xx series CPUs is that they are dated tech and they are also slower per clock than the 2500K. If you really need to get tri sli or more then wait for socket 2011 at the end of the year because a 9xx i7 CPU will (amazingly) bottleneck a tri SLI setup of 480s or 580s. If you wait for socket 2011 then you can get the most out of your graphics cards and have one hell of a computer!
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post #14 of 26
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I would actually go with SB now, then upgrade to Sandy Bridge Extreme when it releases. Same socket, massive performance increases.
UMMM, no it's not. SB is 1155, SB-E is 2011.
    
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post #15 of 26
A 990X clocked as high as you can is your best bet, or a 970 is a cheaper option. If not just wait it out for 2011.

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
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A 990X clocked as high as you can is your best bet, or a 970 is a cheaper option. If not just wait it out for 2011.

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
970s generally do around the same OCs, just have that locked multi. I like doing BLCK anyways.
    
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970s generally do around the same OCs, just have that locked multi. I like doing BLCK anyways.
LOL. No they dont. they can overclock as good but generally they are worse.

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Well, yeah, it's expected that the results obtainable will be less compared to an unlocked chip. That has a lot to do with the motherboard though.
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LOL. No they dont. they can overclock as good but generally they are worse.

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
Unless under extreme cooling, I doubt you can barely get above 4.4/5GHz, which is where I see both 970s and 980/90x processors at.
    
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what resolution? from what ive seen quad sli can actually have lower performance than tri sli unless at extreme resolutions such has 2560x1600 or triple monitors.

like others have said hyperthreading does absolutely nothing for games. this could change with frostbite 2.0 because of its 8 core support. still, i vote 2500K and with the extra money saved from that fourth card get a nice cooler. of course im sure money isnt an issue if youre considering going quad sli.
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