Originally Posted by ASUSfreak
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.
(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.
Originally Posted by pwndupure
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.
-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.