Originally Posted by jona2125
Why is everyone ****ting on this kid? I see nothing wrong with this option. Granted a 2600K will suffice for gaming just as much as a 3930K will, he wants a future proof option for now. He has no intention of being bogged down to a quad core. It's his money and he wants to spend it on appropriate enthusiast standings. So if he wants to have a 2011 processor, which will I'm sure have an upgrade down the line then why are you getting mad at him. It's like saying people who adopted 990X's are retarded because a 2600K games just as good. Who cares that's not why Intel makes them and not why consumers buy them. They want a top tier of their price range processor. X79+Kepler will be a dominator sure. Ivy Bridge can probably compete with it, sure. But don't knock him for getting into an enthusiasts market until you go and knock the enthusiasts that have been buying X58
A 990X (or its predecessors) was NEVER a good buy for a gamer. C2Qs still game plenty well, so whats this about not being "future proof" with a 2500K? You don't need top of the line processors to game. Past a certain point, the GPU is a MUCH more important part for a gamer, unless youre gaming at a stupid low resolution. By all means, it will do it just fine, but it is a terrible allocation of budget.
Originally Posted by wutang61
thank you. finally a well ordered non biased statement. you prolly realize the difference in performance against the comparable 5 series cards is within 20%.
spending 2x as much in grapics cards for a 20% gain is asinine at this point.
the x79 platform will be a serious winner.
BONUS!!! thanks for the hand.
Compared to spending 2x as much on the CPU/mobo for a 0% gain?
No doubt the X79 platform will be a beast. But you don't buy a Ferrari to get to work.Edited by mad0314 - 10/27/11 at 11:28pm