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post #11 of 15
The 2500K is a much better CPU unless you do a lot of video editing or rendering. For the motherboard the best ones are the P8P67 Pro, the P67A-UD4,the P67 Extreme4 Gen3. IMO, the MSI boards represent the best bang for the buck though, offering 8x/8x slots at a much lower price. For example, my board does it for 144.99$ on Newegg while the Extreme4 Gen 3 is 154,99$ and the 2 others are 169,99$. The other features are pretty similar so IMO the MSI is the winner but any of these boards won't be a disappointment.
Edited by Snowmen - 10/16/11 at 8:49am
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The 2500K is a much better CPU unless you do a lot of video editing or rendering.


Clock for clock a 2500K is a baby step behind an 8150 in multithreaded apps. Have to remember when you compare an 8150 to a 2500K you're comparing 3.6Ghz vs 3.3Ghz.

I forget the thread i read it in yesterday. 8150 @ 4.6Ghz pulls 7.6 in R115 and a 4.6Ghz 2500K pulls. 7.5.

After reading the Ivy Bridge thread posted yesterday and a 77W 3500K coming in 5 months. I see no reason to even go BD now.
post #13 of 15
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I wouldn't take real advice from anyone who hasn't actually used Bulldozer.

You'll have loads of fun overclocking Bulldozer. I know I will.
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I will
Good, you proved yourself wrong.

OT: Wait for Ivy and make your choice, a lower TDP usually results in a higher overclock.
Edited by xPwn - 10/16/11 at 8:53am
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That's a good gaming rig. For me it is about getting good playable frame rates in my games. I can't tell the difference between 80fps and 100fps. That's what I care about.

My son just built a new gaming PC using the Sabertooth board and CM Storm Enforcer case with the 1090T and Sapphire 6950 Toxic though. He is very happy with it.
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Either go with a 1090T or a 965/955 or an i2500k. No reason to go BD right now. Consumes loads of unnecessary power, hardly an improvement over current series
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