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OK guys. I will be starting a new job in about a month and i want to upgrade my computer. I had a Q6600 setup for about 4 yrs and my mobo finally died. I want to upgrade but to what i am not sure. I am looking at either the i7-960 or the 2500k. they are priced relatively close with the motherboards i have picked out(within $30) so i am looking for OPINIONS, Not fan boys. I dont have to have SB just to say I have it. I Mostly Gaming and overclocking but dont have to push my computer to its limits. I Play all of the COD series, CS:s, half life, UT3, you get the idea. Let me know what you think. Again any posts that say get this because 'it's better' without a reason will be ignored. I want reviews, benchmarks, and personal experience with the processors. Thanks in advance and +rep for USEFUL posts. Thanks OCN
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The i5 2500k wipes the floor with all the quad core 45nm i7's.
Not to mention the Z68 motherboard platform has the latest and greatest technology and is still cheaper than x58 boards.
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I upgraded from a q6600 to the i5 2500k, it's a night and day difference.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
I upgraded from a q6600 to the i5 2500k, it's a night and day difference.
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Originally Posted by ThirtySixNights View Post
performance and gaming wise lol
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I only play Call of Duty and at the moment only Black Ops. I upgraded very recently from an overclocked Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz to an i5 2500k and at stock speed I was getting around a 30 FPS increase. Same graphics card and same amount or RAM, although DDR3 instead of DDR2.
Socket 1366 is dead and i believe that when Ivy Bridge CPU's come out, they will be compatible with 1155 boards, same as the 2500K.
I also believe SB CPU's to be the better overclockers - i have mine running at 4.7Ghz stable, 24/7 with very little effort
 
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post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doc_Gonzo View Post
I only play Call of Duty and at the moment only Black Ops. I upgraded very recently from an overclocked Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz to an i5 2500k and at stock speed I was getting around a 30 FPS increase. Same graphics card and same amount or RAM, although DDR3 instead of DDR2.
Socket 1366 is dead and i believe that when Ivy Bridge CPU's come out, they will be compatible with 1155 boards, same as the 2500K.
I also believe SB CPU's to be the better overclockers - i have mine running at 4.7Ghz stable, 24/7 with very little effort

Not yet, when 2011 is released then yeah it should take over, till then 1366 is for the enthusiasts.
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Search around for a newer thread. Someone just built an i5 rig for pretty darn cheap. Just have to watch and grab stuff on sale.
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post #10 of 15
When i said that socket 1366 is dead, what i meant was that there will be no more CPU's released for that platform.
Yes, technically 1366 is for enthusiasts, but with SB performance on a par or better than the i7-970 (couldn't find a link to a benchmark with the i7-960) in nearly everything except multi threaded tasks and the ability to upgrade to newer tech. It's what I would choose. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/157?vs=288
 
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