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I understand that 2600K and Z68 is more then I need but for $50 more compared to the 2500K and P67...you wouldn't consider getting the 2600K > 2500K?
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Originally Posted by sirsaechao View Post
I understand that 2600K and Z68 is more then I need but for $50 more compared to the 2500K and P67...you wouldn't consider getting the 2600K > 2500K?
I paid $349 brand new out the door for my 2500k & mobo I wouldnt dream of paying$100 more for the 2600k.

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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.
The 2500K is not just a 2600K without the HT, it also has less cache and all applications make use of that.

For $50 it's definitely worth it.
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Z68 is more costly for no gain. Go with P67. And i7-2600k's run hotter too. If you OC it to 5 ghz on air, you're probably looking at 80+C temps, versus high 60s to mid 70s for a 5 ghz i5-2500k. Unless you're a video editor or something, you're taking a $100 bill and throwing it on the sidewalk by going with a 2600k. The extra 2MB of L3 cache is going to be wasted too. Considering that you didn't mention anything involving HT or that extra 2MB, I'm thinking you just saw the 2600k with an i7 in front of it instead of an i5 and thought it was better.

Honestly it looks like you've been the victim of "for $50 more, I get more features" when you should be thinking "why do I need to spend $50 more for stuff I'm not going to use"


I'd say get an i5-2500k and a p67 motherboard. Since you're not going dual-card, you save even more money because you don't have to care about PCI-E lane placement. Not that it's really an issue anymore anyway, but still one less thing to worry about.

For the $150, at least, you'll save, you can go harder with a GPU or you can just pocket it.
Edited by vikingsteve - 8/12/11 at 2:05pm
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Not to mention, the key features of Z68 such as onboard video support are somewhat moot if you are a gamer.

SSD Caching seems like a good idea as well but the prices on SSD's big enough to store the entire OS and use as a primary drive are low enough now that SSD caching is far too late to the game as a functional feature.

I tested several Z68 boards and found absolutely no benefit over P67. If you hunt around, you can grab a good deal on a P67 board (Asus or Gigaybte), add in a 2500k for the reasons listed above and you will be more than good to go.

Budget permitting, see if you can still find a stock reference AMD 6950. The vast majority of the reference cards can be unlocked to 6970 speeds with nothing more than a bios flash. Best bang for the buck currently.
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