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8 cores vs 4 cores
simple math..
This. BUT more core does not always equal better performance. For example some quadcores are better than some hexacores.
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post #22 of 72
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8 cores vs 4 cores
simple math..
opteron vs I7 2600K, 8 cores vs 4........who wins?
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post #23 of 72
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8 cores vs 4 cores
simple math..
Doesn't mean it's going to be faster just because it has 8 cores. I'm not trying to defend Intel or anything.

OT: If you want PhysX you should get Nvidia card, so you don't have to worry about buying another one.
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post #24 of 72
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Youre 16 and you can afford all that? Im 17 and i can barely afford this, i only have 300$ to my name

An HD6870 is a nice choice, but id get an HD6950 2GB and unlock it.
im 17 and look at my rig paid for it all myself....its called working a part time job 30 hours a week since the 8th grade!
post #25 of 72
I would cut down on the amount of ram from 16gb to 8gb. This would allow more cash for the ssd. Anymore ram than 8gb will not be utilized for years. Also you can spend the saved cash and just get higher quality ram. The 2500k cpu will be a great choice, they overclock really well.
Also, a 750w psu will cover an overclocked 2500k and crossfire 6970's
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post #26 of 72
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opteron vs I7 2600K, 8 cores vs 4........who wins?
that is completely bias, you are comparing the 2600k to a server processor
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post #27 of 72
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8 cores vs 4 cores
simple math..
Using the same logic we would come to the conclusion that a 7GHz Pentium 4 is better than a 4.5GHz i5-2500K.
 
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post #28 of 72
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Lucky, I'm 17 and I had to annoy my parents and work hardcore for mine.

What will you be doing mostly on your computer? that you will be needing 16Gb of ram and I think you can save more of your money by stepping down to a 700-800w power supply, I don't know.
I came across some VERY cheap ram and my MoBo supports It, so why not? lol
    
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post #30 of 72
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that is completely bias, you are comparing the 2600k to a server processor
wait what? Your logic holds true until proven otherwise, then you start to create exceptions?

OK, a completely fair observation according to your logic is that a dodge viper with 8 tires MUST be faster than a dodge viper with 4 tires, right?
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