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Ah, so I guess it's worth the extra $20/30 then for the 2600k then
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post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by dalastbmills View Post
I just replaced my 6400+ with a Phenom II x4 955. The Phenom is much faster and is actually overclockable!

Anyways, I'm on the same page as you as far as jumping to Intel. I keep eyeing the i7/sandy bridge processors. I've never built and Intel setup, but I keep telling myself to wait for Bulldozer.

Can anyone tell me the difference between the 2600 and 2600k? The only difference I can find it the integrated graphics.

As for the OP, are you deadset on jumping the AMD/Intel bridge? I think you should wait for Bulldozer. I'm pretty sure it's supposed to come out later this fall. I came across a page that had the different processors and prices. I remember an 8-core processor at 3.9 with turbo kicking it up to 4.2+ going for about $300, if my memory serves me correctly. And the AM3+ boards are already out. Maybe you can get a decent board and find a cheap AM3 processor to hold you over for Bulldozer?
You bring up some good alternatives but I can't really say I'm a fan of AMD in the slightest (not saying that I'm an Intel fanboy either), but AMD just hasn't served me well at all. AMD's processors are always behind the curve when it comes to benchmarks and I honestly can't see myself investing a lot of money into an AMD build. TBH 8 cores seems like overkill for most games AND it can be argued that the 2600k is an 8 core cpu due to its hyperthreading capability.
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post #13 of 26
I've always just preferred AMD myself and I know 8-cores is overkill. Maybe just get and AM3 board and sit tight with an x6? Get the 1090 or the 1100. I'm sure those are going to be playing everything fine for years to come.

I'm not trying to preach AMD. They just happen to be cheaper then Intel. An x6 1100, I believe, goes for ~$190 on Newegg. Not too shappy.
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post #14 of 26
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You bring up some good alternatives but I can't really say I'm a fan of AMD in the slightest (not saying that I'm an Intel fanboy either), but AMD just hasn't served me well at all. AMD's processors are always behind the curve when it comes to benchmarks and I honestly can't see myself investing a lot of money into an AMD build. TBH 8 cores seems like overkill for most games AND it can be argued that the 2600k is an 8 core cpu due to its hyperthreading capability.
I agree with your take on the technicality, but I'm sure that 8 physical cores will have some sort of benefit over 4 physical/4 virtual.
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post #15 of 26
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Ah, so I guess it's worth the extra $20/30 then for the 2600k then
Over a 2600 yes. The $100 more over a 2500k no if you are just gaming.
post #16 of 26
You can spend like $160-$200 on a great future proof Z68 MB (Gigabyte UD3H-B3, Asus P8Z68-V Pro, ASRock Extreme4 Gen 3) that has everything your build needs. Save a bunch there from your currently selected MB, and save an additional $100 going to a 2500K. Throw that at a 580, or a great monitor.
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post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by Kolt View Post
*I apologize if this is the wrong forum*

My current system:

AMD Athlon 6400+ X2 3.2GHz
512MB 4870 (underclocked as far as possible)
2GB DDR2 800MHz
750W PSU
1440x900 Monitor

Should I upgrade now or wait for Intel's new 2011 socket? My budget is around $1500 maximum and I definitely don't want to buy tech that is about to be shelved in 3 months time.

If I were to upgrade I've theorized the following system; please let me know of things that could be changed for the better.

*Codes are corresponding newegg product numbers*

Intel Core i7-2600K314.99N82E16819115070
EVGA GeForce GTX 570319.99N82E16814130613
ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME 329.99N82E16813131700
Prolimatech Megahalems 69.99N82E16835242001
Mushkin 4GB 39.99 N82E16820226103
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series134.99N82E16817139009

TOTAL (including monitor):$1389.93

Also, should I bother upgrading my monitor? It's kind of boring now and with this new hardware I'd like some more screen real estate. Would this be adequate for my new system?

ASUS 23.6" 1920x1080179.99 N82E16824236052

Also, I plan on using my computer primarily to play games such as Starcraft II, CS:GO (when released), Deus Ex, Crysis 1&2 as well as any other future game release that suits my fancy (maybe even the new Modern Warfare ).
there is nothing wrong upgrading to the 1155 and i am pretty sure that it will serve you well. it is very hard to upgrade to the "latest technology" because they keep shoving new things every year.

for the new rig, $1,500 is very nice budget. your parts looks great but i would stick with a $200~ish motherboard, get a ssd and bump the ram to 8 gb. i feel that 4 gb is slowing becoming the bare minimum if you need to squeeze out some more money, like some people already said, go with an i5-2500k and see how it will work for you. the money can be used to go with a different cooler, case or whatever.

just my
Edited by Nethermir - 8/27/11 at 12:45pm
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post #18 of 26
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As far as RAM/SSD manufacturers go is there any real difference? So far I've been eyeballing this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314

Best rating/highest number of reviews for 8gb 1600mhz ddr3 on newegg.

As for the SSD this seems reasonable as well:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148357
Edited by Kolt - 8/27/11 at 4:46pm
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if you are going for air cooling, you may want to get low profile rams just to avoid any kind of clearance issues. i generally stick with corsair, gskill or mushkin for ram.

for ssds, i dont have much experience on that because i have my ssd for less than a year but seems like people agree that crucials are a good choice. watch out for deals on newegg, they frequently give promos on rams and ssds.
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post #20 of 26
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Alright guys I've made some slight adjustments to my original build and I will be updating the original post. Right now I'm still lost as to what a really good air heatsink is; maybe I should get an already assembled liquid cooling solution? (One from Corsair?)
Edited by Kolt - 8/28/11 at 8:17am
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