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Also, How would a i5 be faster than an i7?
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Great story Weird also???

Buy Zalman VF3000 cooler for it (I'm ordering 2 of them, order the correct one for the GTX470 believe its the VF300F???) As good as the Acellero Extreme but smaller and more silenced.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...00,2784-6.html
(It's p6 already, you might want to read the whole review.)

And B!0HaZard is correct: get a P8P67 with an 2500K and you'll be very happy!

As PSU: a corsair at least 850W is good enough (or HX1000 for SLi works fine!)
At least a 850w? No, your providing false information, so stop. I can SLI two 3GB 580's on 850w. MAYBE 3, given the quality of the PSU.

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Also, How would a i5 be faster than an i7?
New platform, new architecture, unlocked multiplier, easily done. It doesn't matter how many cores you have especially in gaming (Well okay, it does, but nothing more than a quadcore...) you will not utilize ALL the cores of an i7 unless you use multi-threaded applications.

Example -

-2500k - 4 Cores - 3.3Ghz - Unlocked Multiplier - Sandy Bridge (Avg. OC 4.5Ghz - 4.7Ghz)

-2600k - 4 Physical Cores - 4 Logical Core (Aka Hyperthreading) 3.4Ghz - Unlocked Multiplier - Sandy Bridge (Avg. OC 4.5 - 4.7Ghz)

Now, given you were going with an older platform, I used the 2 most popular CPU's out from Intel ATM. Only difference is the STOCK clock, and the i7 has hyper-threading. The ONLY time you will see the i7 pull ahead is in programs that USE the hyper-threading capabilities.

But the 1366 i7 compared the 2500k, really is no comparison due to the shear fact of the 2500k's OC abilities and cache differences (Correct me if I'm wrong on the cache part.. ) Not to mention, it's cheaper, and the BEST proc listed on the market for Price/Performance.
 
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Also, How would a i5 be faster than an i7?
Its a more efficant architecture, and 3-4 years newer. It runs cooler and overclocks better while using less power. Whats not to like? Then there is the i7 2600K, but all it has going for it is hyperthreading which for a gaming only build only hurts performance and raises temps.
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Its a more efficant architecture, and 3-4 years newer. It runs cooler and overclocks better while using less power. Whats not to like? Then there is the i7 2600K, but all it has going for it is hyperthreading which for a gaming only build only hurts performance and raises temps.
Why does everyone keep repeating this, in any recent benchmark, hyper threading does not hinder performance whatsoever

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probably gtx 465. lots of they can be unlocked to gtx 470
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Why does everyone keep repeating this, in any recent benchmark, hyper threading does not hinder performance whatsoever

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It does in some cases, but it's negligible (~1 FPS). A 2600K is just as good as a 2500K for gaming, it's just not worth the higher price if it's only used for gaming.


@pwndupure: Check the sig rigs on this page. Yeah, there's a reason why we ALL have i5 2500Ks. They're newer, faster, cheaper.
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Why does everyone keep repeating this, in any recent benchmark, hyper threading does not hinder performance whatsoever

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I've seen a few examples where it dropped 2-10fps and no examples with it actually helping.
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I've seen a few examples where it dropped 2-10fps and no examples with it actually helping.
the 2600k is almost always faster than the 2500k when clocked at the same speed mainly due to the extra cache, if you can afford it, the 2600k is still the faster chip in games

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the 2600k is almost always faster than the 2500k when clocked at the same speed mainly due to the extra cache, if you can afford it, the 2600k is still the faster chip in games

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Proof? The extra cache is useless for gaming.

Civ 5(quite CPU heavy):


Battlefield 3:


Bulldozer is another option as well, the results for it gaming wise are very strange, I would wait a few weeks for some OCN members to try it out, it hasn't been too heavily tested for gaming really.
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