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EDIT: He is currently returning it and getting a i5-2500K and 2x4Gb sticks of ram!



Okay so heres the story, he just recently got a 10K check obviously not all to spend on a pc, but could pretty much get what he wanted up to $1200 i think he wanted to spend. This is what he got:

Core i7-960
6gb tri-channel ram
Gtx-560 (2gb)
Mobo: Forgot but its nice and has 3 sli slots
Monitor: Some 24 inch 3D monitor (with nvidia 3D kit)

Should he have gotten this instead:

Core i5-2500K
Gtx-560 Ti (2gb)
mobo: A different one for the i5-2500K
8 GB dual-channel ram

Im pretty sure the i5-2500K is better. I tried to tell him to get that but he insisted the i7-960 was better because it supported tri-channel ram on that mobo platform.
Edited by amdcpu4life - 7/25/11 at 11:38pm
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Well there both great but he should of gotten the Sandy Bridge setup? Wait did he buy it yet?
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Also would the Ivy Bridge be compatible with the i5-2500K socket or the i7-960 socket type?
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Originally Posted by GreekBostonBoy+ View Post
Well there both great but he should of gotten the Sandy Bridge setup? Wait did he buy it yet?

Ya it's been built for two weeks. He said i made him sad about making him feel that he had a bad cpu lol.

I told him to get the i5-2500K but he said, "naw man the i7-960 is better".
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post #5 of 71
Lol. Outta of all the reason triple channel memory? really? ivy bridge is suppose to fit in 1155 socket not too sure but im pretty sure its not 1366
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I would have taken the 2500k in a heartbeat.
    
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post #7 of 71
forgot to mention sandy bridge 4.5ghz oc are pretty much standard compared to his probably 4.0ghz?
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Lol. Outta of all the reason triple channel memory? really? ivy bridge is suppose to fit in 1155 socket not too sure but im pretty sure its not 1366
1155 is i5-2500K right?

That was another reason. He sad the i7-960 platform will support the new intel cpus so he could upgrade in the future.
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I told him i was going to make a thread on here to see what the replies where and send him the link haha.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by amdcpu4life View Post
1155 is i5-2500K right?

That was another reason. He sad the i7-960 platform will support the new intel cpus so he could upgrade in the future.
No. No upgrades for 1366 IIRC
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