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post #1 of 20
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Hey guys.
right now i am using i7 2600k but the question is should i upgrade it to 3930k?is it really worth it?and wat's the difference?
thanks!!
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post #2 of 20
do you use programs that will make use of the extra 2 cores?
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post #3 of 20
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no i am only for gaming
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post #4 of 20
I7 then or even just the i5. The 6 core is basically just a 2600k with two more cores.
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post #5 of 20
then, no, it really doesn't make sense to spend another $1000 on a CPU+MB
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post #6 of 20
An i5 2500k would be perfect for you. I have a 2600k, but only because I got it for free. If I was paying for it I would have gotten 2500k for sure.
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post #7 of 20
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no i am only for gaming
Looks like you just answered your own question - the 2500K is the CPU for you. smile.gif
post #8 of 20
Strictly for gaming you can keep your 2600K. The 3930K is for those who need massive multi-threading and multi-tasking capability that makes full use of the 6 core / 12 thread processor.
post #9 of 20
then you don't need it and even won't notice it
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post #10 of 20
you absolutely need it, dont listen to anybody else, they just want to see you fail but i believe in you
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