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but really the differnce between sandy and bloomfield wont be huge in gaming maybe 1-5fps of that and thats if he pushed the sandy to well over 4ghz.
He doesnt overclock, everything is stock.
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post #32 of 71
He can still upgrade to 980x or 990x as is. I hear the 990x are OCing pretty good on low voltage.
2600K would have been the better & cheaper way to have gone.
post #33 of 71
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He doesnt overclock, everything is stock.
noooooo!!!!! definitely the sandy then... why.... cause he would have realised that overclocking sandy's are pretty easy, 4.5ghz is a piece of cake, anything higher requires a bit more time and effort. I choose sandy




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I've seen this a lot recently...it's like people haven't heard of Sandy Bridge at all. A friend of mine recently asked me what CPU and motherboard to get (I told him 2600K and showed him several Z68 motherboards) and he proceeded to buy an i7-930 and a 1366 board WOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

Meanwhile, my computer is much faster than his and it was a bit cheaper too
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I've seen this a lot recently...it's like people haven't heard of Sandy Bridge at all. A friend of mine recently asked me what CPU and motherboard to get (I told him 2600K and showed him several Z68 motherboards) and he proceeded to buy an i7-930 and a 1366 board WOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

Meanwhile, my computer is much faster than his and it was a bit cheaper too
Hhahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
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He doesnt overclock, everything is stock.
Then it probly wont matter at all to him its not gonna be enugh differnce for him to cry about both cpus can push good fps in games.
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post #37 of 71
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Contrary to what my OCN name is, im an intel man. Would love a 2500K/2600K, just a man that pays child support and is on a budget.
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post #38 of 71
That's a huge misstep. Tell him to tear it down and return it. Tigerdirect? They'll take it back.
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post #39 of 71
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I believe it was tigerdirect.
In Canada? NCIX is way better than Tigerdirect and you can pricematch plus better shipping options.

But did when did your friend buy this new rig? Recently? I mean the 2500k is pretty much THE cpu to get right now for a gaming rig, coupled with a 6970 or 570. Tripple channel memory really is usless. He would have been better going with a fast 8gb dual channel kit.
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post #40 of 71
Tell your friend that he should have looked around and ask on a suitable forum before making misinformed decisions.

Better luck next time !
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