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@TheWolf thanks bro appreciate it!
What do y'all recommend a 2500k or 2600k, for mostly gaming/ocing/casual browsing/hw n other shiz
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@TheWolf thanks bro appreciate it!
What do y'all recommend a 2500k or 2600k, for mostly gaming/ocing/casual browsing/hw n other shiz
People will tell you to get the 2500k if you only plan on gaming and casual things.

...that being said, I bought as much horsepower as I could afford.
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The cheaper 2500k should work fine for what you want to do.
Edit: like above horsepower for me as well.
Edited by TheWolf - 8/8/11 at 12:49am
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@TheWolf thanks bro appreciate it!
What do y'all recommend a 2500k or 2600k, for mostly gaming/ocing/casual browsing/hw n other shiz
The 2500k will suite your needs very nicely.

The Xeons will likely physically WORK. But like its been said, they have a locked multiplier, so they're not going to overclock very far at all. With Sandy Bridge, all the overclocking is done via multiplier.
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i guess the money for a bit more Horse power is worth it. damnit i hate being greedy lol
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Will you be running some of your old hardware or be getting new video cards?
If you plan SLI I'd look into maybe getting the ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION for the motherboard. true x16 PCI-E
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i guess the money for a bit more Horse power is worth it. damnit i hate being greedy lol
Not if all you're doing is gaming and basic tasks. The HT is really only useful for professional applications (video editing, sometimes photo editing, encoding of video and music, and stuff like that).

For just strictly gaming, the 2500k can sometimes pull ahead, because the HT can SOMETIMES negatively affect performance in games. Otherwise, they're the same in games.
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post #18 of 52
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hmm good point pioneer, since i don't really do any of that i'll go w/ the 2500k, and TheWolf imma get everything new, and it will be a 'mini' system, so i'm going for a Radeon 6870 graphics card/Asus Gene-Z mobo/16 gigs ram/750watt psu/not sure about the case yet
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hmm good point pioneer, since i don't really do any of that i'll go w/ the 2500k, and TheWolf imma get everything new, and it will be a 'mini' system, so i'm going for a Radeon 6870 graphics card/Asus Gene-Z mobo/16 gigs ram/750watt psu/not sure about the case yet
Why get a 750w PSU? A good 300w would power that machine just fine, but a 400-430w are much cheaper. I'd suggest an Antec EA430 / Neo ECO 400, or a Corsair CX430 for that build. If you plan to crossfire, look at the Antec Neo ECO 620 or the Antec HCG 620, or the TruePower New 550.

I always love small form factor builds. I'm planning on moving my entire setup (eventually) into a SFF build, with a full water loop with internal 360 worth of radiator and everything. I'd love to see how yours turns out.
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Cool sounds like you have it all set then. Good luck with the new build.
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