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+1 for the i72600k if you want to over clock. if you dont want to overclock just get an i7 2600.. thumb.gif
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/289?vs=288

That is the 2100, vs the 2500k. Now add another 20 % to the 2500k's score because that's how high you can overclock with the STOCK heat sink.


Sell your 2100 on these forums for 90$ and buy a 2500k on these forums for $170. If you need the speed increase, that is the most cost effective way to get it.

Totally worth it. At 4.5GHz I can encode 3GB raw wave files into high quality mp3's in 20 seconds.
    
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post #13 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cee View Post

i3 to i5 is like from Skoda to Volkswagen.
i3 to i7 would be like Skoda to Lamborghini.
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I vote for 2600K or 2600S or what ever. 4 core with 4 threads.

4 cores 8 threads...

Compare i3 vs i7

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-review-intel-core-i7-2600k-i5-2500k-core-i3-2100-tested/1
Edited by PontiacGTX - 1/31/12 at 5:47am
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