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Sup people, im looking for upgrade my system and i dont want to do it till im pretty sure what im going to buy first so i dont have to regret my choices.

Originally i was going for the new Intel i5 2500k along with the Asus P8P67 Rev 3 LGA 1155 and 8gbs of Corsair Dominator Vengeance.

After speaking with some friends they told me that if im going to build a gaming machine go for the 1st gen i7 such as 950 or 930 and thats gonna make me change the mobo and the ram with it thats waay to expensive.

But what confuse me even more is the fact that the Sandy Bridge processors kicks the ***** out them in benchmarks all the way, so i dont know what to do anymore xD, im also adding the Cooler Master HAF X and Cooler Master Hyper N520 to OC a little bit.

What do you think i should do about this?

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post #2 of 7
Why would you go with a first gen i7 when the i5 out performs it even on multi-threaded applications.

You ddi perfectly well going with your i5 2500k. I'd not even consider an old 1366 i7.

Your "Friend" is giving you terrible advice, maybe he's jealous.

Also, the old i7 (the one that I have) yeilds no performance over the "old" i5 in games. It's only with multithreaded applications it makes a difference.

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I would stick with the sandybridge motherboard and processor. They are much more power efficient and run cooler which makes them great overclockers.
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Originally Posted by Kieran View Post
I would stick with the sandybridge motherboard and processor. They are much more power efficient and run cooler which makes them great overclockers.
It's not the fact that they run cooler and being more power efficent, it's the fabrication of the cores that makes them great overclockers.

They run on the 32nm fabrication which since the old i7's, that run on the 45nm fabrication, they have improved on the methods they use on making the cores. Therefore, you get a better core for you to overclock with

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I know rigth, and the facts are out there running wild. And i was considering about getting the i7 2600k but i wont pay 100bucks for such a little differece thats why im getting the i5 2500k.

And what about the Case and the Cpu Cooler? u think are good enough to handle the a little bit of oc?
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The case is fine, I've personally not had any experiance of that CPU cooler, I'd probably go with the Coolermaster 212 hyper+ purely because I know you can get an OC of 4.5Ghz quite well. Especially if you get some good fans to go on it as well.

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post #7 of 7
That Cooler Master Hyper N520, looks pretty nice!
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