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ok getting new cpu mobo and was wondering if i should get one of these i do mostly gaming and main game is going to be bf3 and i know that the 2500k is best bang for the buck atm for gaming but i know bf3 is goign to be able to utilize 8 threads and didnt know if the 2600k would be worth it to kind of future proof myself
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post #2 of 32
just get the 2500k i max bf3 out with my i7 950 you'll be fine
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post #3 of 32
best gaming cpu out right now = 2500k

Enough said.
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post #4 of 32
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i wanna get this so i dont have to upgrade atleast for maybe 1.5 to 2 years

or get i5 and then upgrade to ivy when it comes out if it seems worthwhile
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2500k
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post #6 of 32
Unless you have money coming out of your ears get the 2500k. The $100 price difference is huge.

If you do have the money or time to wait maybe put your build on hold until the new Ivy Bridge stuff comes out?
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post #7 of 32
The 2500k owns just as much in highly CPU intensive games as the 2600k. There is no need for the 2600k if you're strictly gaming. But you might be better off keeping what you have, though I'm not sure the difference between the II x 4 955 and the II x 4 980. Check out this chart:



Overclocking to 5.2 ghz on the 2600k only resulted in 3 more FPS.



So you might be better off upgrading your graphics first.
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post #8 of 32
2500k and wait for ivy to see if you want to upgrade mane.
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post #9 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
best gaming cpu out right now = 2500k

Enough said.

This^
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2600k for folding
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