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2600k Or 1055t for Future Proofing.

post #1 of 22
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Hi Guys,

Im buying my computer soon-ish and I want to be certain about my CPU.
At the moment, games only run on 4 cores so Right now the 2600k is better. But what about when games start using 6 cores? Will the 1055t be better then?

My other components are:
ASUS 2GB 6950 (Flashing to 70)
8GB 1866 RAM
850w Corsair Modular PSU (For when I crossfire)
Motherboard: P8P67 Pro if getting the 2600k
990FXA-UD3 For the 1055t
600t Corsair Case
H60 Cooling
Dual 22" Monitors.

Thanks in advance
-Shox
post #2 of 22
By the time you need a 6 core chip for gaming, the current ones will be too slow. How many gamers do you see rolling around with a dual core and a high end graphics card these days? The same will be true down the road, so buy whatever the best deal is today.
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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
By the time you need a 6 core chip for gaming, the current ones will be too slow. How many gamers do you see rolling around with a dual core and a high end graphics card these days? The same will be true down the road, so buy whatever the best deal is today.

Great answer! Never thought of it like that.

+1 for the help EDIT: When I can XD
post #4 of 22
The problem with trying to future proof is the future is rarely certain. It might be quite a long time before games start using 6 cores, maybe a few years. Then again it could be a few months...

IMO you are better off worrying about today and letting tomorrow worry about itself.
post #5 of 22
May just want to wait for the bull dozer chips to launch, or ivy bridge since they will be next gen. Either way, you wont have to upgrade for a while so. I'm still rocking out my 1366 and its going strong as hell.
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post #6 of 22
2600k for sure. Although everything out by AMD currently is very old architecture compared to the intel stuff out right now. Although, my 965 BE played everything i threw at it when i had it OC to 4.0ghz.

Keep in mind though i did notice the perofrmance increase when i went with my 2600k at a modest OC of 4.5ghz.
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post #7 of 22
Why not get the extra 2 cores? It certainly wouldn't hurt. You never knew, games are getting better and better each year. I mean look at the games that are coming out in Q4, bf3, batman, guildwars 2.
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post #8 of 22
i'd actually go 2500k. best bang for buck out there imo. there really is no wrong answer here. my feeling is the dozer will still fall short of the best intel chips and the next gen intel will send them reeling again. with the right gpu you wont have any problems playing anything for a while...
post #9 of 22
problem is intell 2600k /2500k are beast.
Amd 6 core stands no chance.
Im waiting for 2011 pin as im on 1366 pin now.
1155 are great chips.
If you want to makesure u get best. Get sata 3.1 (new dont think its out yet. add ssd stuff.) pci-e 3.0 (NEW) and usb 3.0
Now the pci 3.0 is on asrock board but the controller is on cpu. and thos cpus are not out yet (ivy bridge) But has a pci-e 2.0 controller. Only board out now that has pci-e 3.0 that i know of
Now i like the ssd caching on new z68 boards.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GfhTattoo View Post
problem is intell 2600k /2500k are beast.
Amd 6 core stands no chance.
Im waiting for 2011 pin as im on 1366 pin now.
1155 are great chips.
If you want to makesure u get best. Get sata 3.1 (new dont think its out yet. add ssd stuff.) pci-e 3.0 (NEW) and usb 3.0
Now the pci 3.0 is on asrock board but the controller is on cpu. and thos cpus are not out yet (ivy bridge) But has a pci-e 2.0 controller. Only board out now that has pci-e 3.0 that i know of
Now i like the ssd caching on new z68 boards.
scratch that
Edited by doc2142 - 7/22/11 at 6:36pm
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