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I have come to the other side. (last cpu was an amd) Nothing against amd, you served me very well for the price. I can afford to spend a little more money this build so i am looking for a big increase in performance, cpu wise. I can't ignore the facts Intel is a destroying the competition in gaming cpu power. I am in no form a fan boy or troll considering my last cpu was an amd. Just need some ideas on what is going to get the job done.I havnt but an intel since the p4 days lol.... I have about 300$ a little more or less to spend on a cpu. Whats my options and what kind of performance increase will i be seeing over my phenom II 1090t.
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post #2 of 8
I would suggest you buy an i5 2500k with a decent asus p67 motherboard and mid range 8GB RAM kit for the very best performance whilst in a budget. Going a different option will be extremely expensive or a wast of money for small gains.

1090T is slower than a i7 920. The 2500k is around 25 percent quicker clock for clock. A 2500k overclocked would provide massive increases in CPU heavy games, which more and more seem to be getting.
Edited by BradleyW - 11/21/11 at 3:25pm
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with a little research i see i can afford the i72600k. With some serious overclocking would there be much difference between the two. My main concern is skyrim and bf3. This 1090t just isn't cutting it with skyrim now that i am modding the crap out of it.
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You wouldn't notice a difference between the 2600K and the 2500K in most games, especially not Skyrim or BF3.
 
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post #5 of 8
Go for the 2500k and save your self some money and buy a better motherboard like an ASUS P67 board
post #6 of 8
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so in other words buy the i5 and save 100$ and with overclocking i wouldn't see much difference. this is the motherboard i am looking at.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131759

I bet after hitting 4 / 4.5 ghz with the i5 i won't have any problems with modding skyrim, especially once i get my second gtx 570 twin forzr III
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250gb 840 Series  128gb Mushkin  150gb Hd Hitachi  12x Sony dvd-rw 
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Enermax Platimax 1350 watt MAGNUM STH10  razor Naga epic Sound Blaster Z series sound card 
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post #7 of 8
You would only see a difference with the 2600K if you ran 2 high end GPU's in a CPU intensive and GPU intensive game on very high graphics.
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post #8 of 8
I suggest you go the Asrock Road since they are cheap and support pcie 3.0 for later GPu in the future and Ivy bridge and is only 130bucks. oh and they also support Sli and Cf 8x/8x
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

Awesome Board btw
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