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Originally Posted by wutang61 View Post
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.
Yeah cause that six core is really going to be necessary in gaming, do yourself a favor and grab a 2500K.

Given your use (gaming) there isn't any reason for a six core processor, unless of course you like spending money.
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post #32 of 143
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Originally Posted by Joakitex View Post
People here are just trying to recommend what's best for you, but if you are so obsessed about getting a SB-E, then go for it.

3820: Best option but no overclocking
3930k: Quite more expensive, but you will be able to overclock


not obsessed really just going for the newest platform as its coming out at a convenient time.
post #33 of 143
@ OP: Based on your needs described (Gaming) a 2500k or 2600k would be more than enough to cover you. Seriously...

SB-E is a beast and a 6core CPU won't benefit a gaming enviroment as yet, mostly it's the enthusiasts ideal benching chip. Whether games will ever require so many CPU cores is unlikely for the forseable future to be honest.
 
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How do you not see anything wrong with SB-E with a pair of 460s? It is a colossal waste of money on the CPU/mobo. It is stupid to spend that much on the CPU/mobo and so little on the graphics cards when the graphics cards are going to be your limiting components. If you do not get that, you should have your OCN account revoked.
    
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post #35 of 143
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not obsessed really just going for the newest platform as its coming out at a convenient time.
Then go for it, nobody stops you. Just have in mind that the 1155 platfom supports next-gen 22nm CPUs.
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How do you not see anything wrong with SB-E with a pair of 460s? It is a colossal waste of money on the CPU/mobo. It is stupid to spend that much on the CPU/mobo and so little on the graphics cards when the graphics cards are going to be your limiting components. If you do not get that, you should have your OCN account revoked.
You should see the amount of people on here with Nvidia Surround or 3DVision that run 1 low/mid range GPU. Oh how i laugh...
 
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How do you not see anything wrong with SB-E with a pair of 460s? It is a colossal waste of money on the CPU/mobo. It is stupid to spend that much on the CPU/mobo and so little on the graphics cards when the graphics cards are going to be your limiting components. If you do not get that, you should have your OCN account revoked.
Yes almighty zen master. If you continue belittling other peoples hardware then I'll just do the same to you, nice 750W power supply. I'm sure your system never pulls more then what? 500 watts?
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It was on sale when I bought it, and it was the same price as the 550W. And no, more like 400W, maybe.
    
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Yes almighty zen master. If you continue belittling other peoples hardware then I'll just do the same to you, nice 750W power supply. I'm sure your system never pulls more then what? 500 watts?
He's just talking sense. It's like buying an ipad to do nothing but type. Graphics cards are the most important part of the system right now when it comes to gaming.

If the OP is so obsessed with the newness, then he should never have revealed that 460s are going into it. To try and justify that with price to performance ratios afterwards just compounds the contradictions. What does he want? Something that is new, or something that exceeds his needs but still delivers an amazing price to performance ratio? With IB close, a good 1155 board is basically guaranteed to be the best for gaming at least through 10/2012.
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He's just talking sense. It's like buying an ipad to do nothing but type. Graphics cards are the most important part of the system right now when it comes to gaming.

If the OP is so obsessed with the newness, then he should never have revealed that 460s are going into it. To try and justify that with price to performance ratios afterwards just compounds the contradictions. What does he want? Something that is new, or something that exceeds his needs but still delivers an amazing price to performance ratio? With IB close, a good 1155 board is basically guaranteed to be the best for gaming at least through 10/2012.
I've only just noticed that too, SB-E and SLI 460's is just wrong on so many levels.

@OP: SB-E is an enthusiast platform, it's designed for those with crazy budgets with high end TRI SLI or Quad SLI scenarios on Nvidia Surround goodness. That's where it's likely to shine... not to mention video encoding greatness.

You said gaming in your original post, so i'm not sure why you dismissing 5xx series GPU's.
 
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