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post #11 of 14
Sure it would be a bottleneck, but I think bottlenecks for the most part in day to day usage are very over rated. In most games, with a GTX 580, single monitor config, going from a C2D to a 2500k will not really get you many more FPS, so yeah, while there would be a bottleneck, and a big one, you would not notice it in real world usage.
    
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post #12 of 14
i5 2500K. Considered the best price/performance gaming cpu out atm
post #13 of 14
If you are using a lot of programs at once, get the i7.
But if you running one or two programs at once, the i5 would be a good choice.

Try not to get the AMD 6 core, as it is previous gen tech and is much slower than the 2500k for games
post #14 of 14
Read this: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4456/s...e-buyers-guide

and make up you mind. Just to quote:

"It’s also a great time to build an Intel-based computer. The successor to LGA 1155 (the Sandy Bridge socket), LGA 2011, is not due out until late this year, and looks to supersede LGA 1366 at Intel’s highest-end of the desktop CPU spectrum. Other than supporting Sandy Bridge-E CPUs, LGA 2011 will offer PCIe 3 (which current GPUs can’t take advantage of) and native USB 3.0 (even though third-party USB 3.0 controllers are already shipping on many Intel and AMD motherboards). Considering how capable the Core i5-2500K and Core i7-2600K are today, it’s unlikely Sandy Bridge-E will field any model that’s astonishingly faster than what’s already available. Thus, if you buy a Core i7-2600K now, you’ll be at the near pinnacle of desktop computing for at least 5-6 months. I think there are times to buy and times to wait. It’s a bad idea to buy right before a lineup refresh (as is the case with AMD today), but it’s also unwise to delay building a system to hold out for the next big thing when that’s half a year away and unlikely to be that much better!"
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