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on the fence here.... which one would you guys recommend?

no video editing,no photoshop, no encoding. strictly a gaming rig setup.

concerned about the locked vs unlocked factor. not really going for record setting stuff. but i would like to be able to hit 5ghz for bragging rights. cooler will be a h100 with a push pull setup (if it fits) in a haf 922.


big price gap between these and dont wanna spend anymore money then i have to.

thanks for any help.
post #2 of 143
3930k is a 6 core so you don't need that from what you just said.
post #3 of 143
I'd get the K just for the overclocking. It would be better to wait until after release when people actually have their hands on it.
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3930k is a 6 core so you don't need that from what you just said.
but it is also unlocked. from what i had gathered the 3820 was a "limited" unlock.
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i'd say neither for gaming, and get a 2500K which quite a few can hit 5GHz too if you want the "bragging rights".

but if it had to be one of those 2, 3820.
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post #6 of 143
That's true the 3820 does not have a unlocked multiplier unlike the 3930k. But then your going to be spending on average $600 for it compared to under $400 for the quad core.
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but it is also unlocked. from what i had gathered the 3820 was a "limited" unlock.
the 2700k is also unlocked and should perform as well at similar clocks for strictly gaming. The only advantage a hexcore would have is in the physics department. No current game challenges the 2600k with physics in any way. Plus games are moving to be more GPU-dependent. Quad will handle games totally fine.

For gaming, you'd be much better off going 1155 then taking the money you save and putting it into graphics cards.
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post #8 of 143
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i'd say neither for gaming, and get a 2500K.

but if it had to be one of those 2, 3820.
be realistic here man, either or are good for gaming. a 2500k is an old processor on an old chipset.

no point to buy the old stuff a week before the new stuff.
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be realistic here man, either or are good for gaming. a 2500k is an old processor on an old chipset.

no point to buy the old stuff a week before the new stuff.
1155 with a Gen 3 motherboard will be 'newer' when ivy releases than X79. Then at the end of 2012 X79 will get IB-E which will then be older than the 2013 mainstream release. Worrying about newness is silly with computer components.
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the 2700k is also unlocked and should perform as well at similar clocks for strictly gaming. The only advantage a hexcore would have is in the physics department. No current game challenges the 2600k with physics in any way. Plus games are moving to be more GPU-dependent. Quad will handle games totally fine.

For gaming, you'd be much better off going 1155 then taking the money you save and putting it into graphics cards.
already have the cards, gtx460's. paid about 240 total for them both (PNY xlr8 1gb)

i seen no point to pay top dollar for a 5 series card. sli 460s is still a solid performer for much cheaper
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