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Hey fellas i was wondering if i could get some opinions about which route i should take for my next build since my current one is getting dated. I'm looking for something that will be future-proof and not *break the bank* to. I was looking at the AMD X6's preferably this one. ( i know this is an intel cpu thread but hear me out first ) Should i be looking at any Intel cpu's i5's or i7's ??

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Im in the same boat man,thinking about upgrading too this Q9400 aint cutting it no more.but i would go with 2nd gen i5 2500k or i7 2600k.or you can wait next month when AMD releases there Bulldozer CPU.
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If you're just gaming, by all means go with a 2500K. You're not gonna benefit from the extra 2 cores of the X6 or the HT from the 2600K at all, and the SB's are much faster clock for clock than the AMD's.
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alright ill have to look into the i5's and i7's then. For usage wise yes mainly for gaming but also for school work as well. Going to an Art and Design college and im starting out with Sound Design for major.
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Yes th 15 2500k is a beast of a chip, im not geting one becase im waiting till 2011 pins, the 2500k is more of a downgrade to me, IM going to get 580sli for bf3, Only point to get 2500k for me is lower watts.
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2011 pins ?
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2011 pins ?
He's talking about the new socket that's coming out, LGA 2011.
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