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Build:
2600K
Z68 Mobo
8GB RAM

budget allows for this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127575

but open for suggestions.
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For gaming?

Get an i5-2500k and use the $100 savings to get two 560 ti.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133384
    
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
For gaming?

Get an i5-2500k and use the $100 savings to get two 560 ti.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133384
Not looking to SLI at the moment. I looked at the 2500K and P67 but for a bit for I can get a 2600K and Z68.
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
For gaming?

Get an i5-2500k and use the $100 savings to get two 560 ti.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133384
this... p67 over z68.
    
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post #5 of 16
If your bent on getting the 2600k, get 2x 6850's instead of the 6950. But I would agree with the statements above get a 2500k and get 2 560's or 6870's instead.
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post #6 of 16
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this... p67 over z68.
Just wondering..why?
post #7 of 16
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I look at it this way:

2600K + Gigabyte Z68X UD4 = $440 vs 2500K + MSI P67 GD65 $390...why not just get the 2600K and Z68. Just looking for a single GPU.
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Originally Posted by NoctisXIII View Post
Just wondering..why?
For gaming it's just as good (if not a tiny bit better) than a 2600k, the difference is 2mb of cache and hyperthreading, which games really dont use anyway. For a gaming rig, the 2500k is the best option for the money.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by fuloran1 View Post
For gaming it's just as good (if not a tiny bit better) than a 2600k, the difference is 2mb of cache and hyperthreading, which games really dont use anyway. For a gaming rig, the 2500k is the best option for the money.
I was referring to p67 over z68. Any reason why? Unless it's a cost saving reason such as not needing the onboard gpu for gaming.
post #10 of 16
Go 2500K it is just as good for gaming and overclocks just as good. 2600K has HT and unless you are doing encoding or compression you wont notice its not there. Also go P67 Board. P67 is 16x-8x or 8x-8x when you are in crossfire or sli. Really no drop in performance from the 8x PCI lane speed. HardOCP did a test and they didnt see performance loss till like 5800x3xxx res.
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