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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115073

$209.99 USD - $15 promo code = $194.99

Is this a good deal? After looking at the benches for BD I think it's more cost effective for me to go the Intel route for once
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i been gone a while. Where are the benchmarks?
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Originally Posted by StuffStuff1 View Post
i been gone a while. Where are the benchmarks?
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...90fx,3043.html

All released in the past 45 mins, NDA lifted at 11 PM CDT
post #4 of 12
Dude you live in Houston, go to Microcenter..

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0354589
post #5 of 12
Get the K or you're wasting cash on something stuck where it is for not really any less cost.
2500k $205 shipped Superbiiz
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Welcome to intel side ^^
and you should get i5 2500k if you want to overclock ???
Edited by fatmario - 10/11/11 at 9:53pm
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Dude you live in Houston, go to Microcenter..

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0354589
Yeah I just looked it up, after sales tax I'm paying just a little less than Newegg. I'll probably swing by there after work tomorrow

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Welcome to intel side ^^
Hah it should read "Welcome BACK to the intel side", before the rig in my sig I had a reliable E8400 that lasted me a good number of years

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On an unrelated note (or should I make a new thread?):
Would a 650W power supply be enough to power an i5-2500K, GTX 470, optical drive, OCZ Vertex II, and a traditional 7400RPM HDD? I'm currently using a 650W PSU for the rig below, only components I'm changing are the motherboard and CPU so far.
Edited by mingqi53 - 10/11/11 at 9:53pm
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Wow talk about the right site at the right time.. Man thats disappointing to see it perform so poorly.

I will still buy it tho. Got to keep some competition. And when you kinda look performance / price whats $15 or so. I dont pay my power bill lol..
Edited by StuffStuff1 - 10/11/11 at 9:58pm
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Your power supply will be fine, wish I was getting a 2500k
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You should check out the CPU+Mobo deals they have at Microcenter. I love having a MC in Houston.
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