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Intel Core i7 2600 without the K

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I have finally decided to make the switch since bulldozer was a total failure. However i don't want to go with the i5, i want power!!! lol. I am not really into overclocking as i don;t know how to and never did to my Phenom II X4 955 which i bought with overclocking in mind, i also got the hyper 212+ cooler lol but never oc'ed it. So do you guys thinkk i should go with the K or just without?
Also, and i7 with a 6870 for bf3? or gtx 580?
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Man, this is Overclock.net, if you are going to spend the money on a 1155 system, for the same dollars get 2500k and read the guides around here and overclock! Or get the 2600k, you will be happy you did once you figure out how to OC it to 5ghz.
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Might as well get the K model. It's around a $10 difference, and the possibility to overclock will be there if you need more power later. And if you're getting a GTX580 (would be a HUGE upgrade over a 6870 mind you), then you will want a little more CPU power. Probably at least 4GHz or so, just because the CPU will do it easy enough.
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2500k + gtx 580. Hyper 212+ is a great cooler.
Overclocking K series CPUs is pretty easy.
    
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A non-overclocker on OCN? Madness!

I would go for the 2500K; overclocking is simple and a lot of fun when you get into it. The 2600K is slightly overkill since it performs pretty much the same in games as the 2500K.

You should really check out tutorials on OCing, these chips are beasts for it.

Also, I would go with GTX 580. 6870 is nice and a respectable card, but the 580 is king of single GPUs and will last you quite a long time.
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Anyone who buys the 2600 over the 2600k is a doodoo head.
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post #7 of 8
the k is close to the same cost. Go for it. If any thing back down to the 2500k.
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LOL Tank you all for the input, the Intel Core i7 2600K it is!!!
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