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Poll Results: Wich is better for gaming???

Poll expired: Nov 7, 2011  
  • 100% (8)
    I7 2600k
  • 0% (0)
    I7 960
8 Total Votes  
post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
a friend of mine is building a new rig his choice--x58 i7 960 or 2600k?
Wich is better for gaming???
the new rig wil have 16gb(sandy) 6gb(x58) 2xgtx 580 sli Rampage 3 ext(x58) Maximus IV Extreme-Z(lga115)
Edited by Alexander99 - 10/28/11 at 7:04am
I7 Gaming Pc
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Intel core i7 930 Asus Rampage 2 Extreme BFG Gtx 295 Corsair DDR3 6gb 1866mhz 
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I7 Gaming Pc
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Intel core i7 930 Asus Rampage 2 Extreme BFG Gtx 295 Corsair DDR3 6gb 1866mhz 
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2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1tb Asus quiet track Light scribe Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 ultimate X64 
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post #2 of 5
I say go with sandy bridge...or if you can wait, get Ivy Bridge.
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2600k @ 4.5 ASUS P8P67 Pro 980TI Classified 16GB x G.Skill 
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8TB worth Windows 7 x64 Dell 3007WFP + BenQ 24" + Acer 22" Logitech G510 
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2600k @ 4.5 ASUS P8P67 Pro 980TI Classified 16GB x G.Skill 
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8TB worth Windows 7 x64 Dell 3007WFP + BenQ 24" + Acer 22" Logitech G510 
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post #3 of 5
Extreme Z all day over the R3E. I had the R3E with a 980x and went to M4E-Z with a 2500k for gaming. You do not need the 2600k for gaming. You get lower min Fps with Hyper Threading on the 2600k. I gained a good amount moving to the M4E-Z with my Tri Sli 480's. Gained about 20-30% depending on what game.

M4E-Z / 2500k for the win!!
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4790K @ 5ghz 1.350v 75c max load temps Asus Maximus VI Formula Evga Gtx Titan X @ 1500mhz / 7800mhz +112mv EK Acetal / Nickel / Nickel back plate 
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Corsair Vengence Pro 32gig 2400mhz c11 red (4x8... 6x 256gig (1.5tb) in Raid 0 , OS / Gaming Drive 2 x Liteon 256gig (512gig) storage drives Asus Dvd-RW 
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2x 360mm Alphacool XT45 / 1x 480mm Alphacool Mo... EK X-Res 140 D5 vario Pump/Res combo + EK X-top... EK Supreme HF cpu / EK Acetal / Nickel with Nic... Windows 8.1 64bit 
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Asus ROG Swift 27" 144hz with G-Sync Samsung 65" 7150  Logitech G510s Corsair AX1200 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair Vengence Pro 32gig 2400mhz c11 red (4x8... 6x 256gig (1.5tb) in Raid 0 , OS / Gaming Drive 2 x Liteon 256gig (512gig) storage drives Asus Dvd-RW 
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2x 360mm Alphacool XT45 / 1x 480mm Alphacool Mo... EK X-Res 140 D5 vario Pump/Res combo + EK X-top... EK Supreme HF cpu / EK Acetal / Nickel with Nic... Windows 8.1 64bit 
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Asus ROG Swift 27" 144hz with G-Sync Samsung 65" 7150  Logitech G510s Corsair AX1200 
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post #4 of 5
Another vote for the i7 2600K, it is faster in pretty much anything. Maybe you asked this question because you think the 2xGTX580 might be bottlenecked on the sk1155 - no worries. Also +1 to Hambone's commentary - for best performance in games you'd have to disable HT on the 2600K (or any Intel CPU).
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post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
Another vote for the i7 2600K, it is faster in pretty much anything. Maybe you asked this question because you think the 2xGTX580 might be bottlenecked on the sk1155 - no worries. Also +1 to Hambone's commentary - for best performance in games you'd have to disable HT on the 2600K (or any Intel CPU).
yep my concern was 2xgtx580 bottlenecked by the cpu
I7 Gaming Pc
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel core i7 930 Asus Rampage 2 Extreme BFG Gtx 295 Corsair DDR3 6gb 1866mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1tb Asus quiet track Light scribe Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 ultimate X64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus Mx279H Razer Lycosa Corsair HX-1050W Antec 1200 
MouseMouse Pad
Razer Mamba 2012 Razer Destructor 
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I7 Gaming Pc
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel core i7 930 Asus Rampage 2 Extreme BFG Gtx 295 Corsair DDR3 6gb 1866mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1tb Asus quiet track Light scribe Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 ultimate X64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus Mx279H Razer Lycosa Corsair HX-1050W Antec 1200 
MouseMouse Pad
Razer Mamba 2012 Razer Destructor 
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