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post #1 of 11
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Hi all,

So here it is I can get an i5 2500k + Asus P8Z68 Deluxe + 8Gb Kingston hyper-x DDR3 + Corsair A50 Cooler.

Or

The same config but with an i7 2600k costing £100 extra overall.

I would plan on Overclocking either cpu to around 4.2-4.6ghz.

Question is, do I go for the i5 or i7 build?

Also is the Asus Deluxe board worth an extra £50 over the Pro?

Also bare in mind this config will have to last me at least 4-5 yrs. I plan on carrying the rest of my components over from my current build. Although obviously when the time comes I will upgrade my GPU.
post #2 of 11
Pro is fine and chip depends on if you need the hyper threading. If not, then the 2500k is fine. If you plan on keeping for 4-5 years, I'd go ahead and get the 2600.
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Thx for the answer to my questions. I think i knew in my head the i7 2600k is the better choice considering how long it will b before i upgrade those key components again. By choosing the PRO board Im saving £49, not bad really!
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Thx for the answer to my questions. I think i knew in my head the i7 2600k is the better choice considering how long it will b before i upgrade those key components again. By choosing the PRO board Im saving £49, not bad really!
how are you saving $49?
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how are you saving $49?
He's not saving $49, he's saving £49. Yeah, I'm cynical!

And it would be by choosing the Pro over the higher Deluxe Asus model.
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post #6 of 11
No reason to get the Deluxe unless you plan on some extreme OC'ing imo. Their are a few little extras other than the beefier power deliver system, but they are negligible for most people. Dual Ethernet, etc. 2600K if folding/video editing, etc. If just gaming and everyday stuff, the 2500 is fine.
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I do the odd bit of video transcoding and im pretty sure there are a few multithreade games out like gta 4, bfbc2, avp, metro 2033 and more to come yea?

I think the whole thing of me not upgrading these types of components for the next 5 yrs after this has inspired me to buy the i7 2600k along with the Asus P8Z68-V-PRO.
post #8 of 11
take the i7 2600 and save those extra euros by taking the pro version motherboard instead of deluxe version...
and if possible take that extra saved euros towards a better gpu...
post #9 of 11
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Yes I think its the right choice now in my mind. The GPU situation is fine right now but I'm keeping my eye on the new AMD 7000 series on the horizon.
post #10 of 11
If it's meant to last half a decade, get the 2600k. Chances are in a few years, there will be more of a use for HT (better to have it now and not need, then to need it later and not have it). No reason to get the Deluxe over the Pro. And if your not too picky, and it stays alive, the 5850 should last till you at least make a major upgrade. And if not, grab another for cheap.
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