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wow, with that i would build a sandy brdge-e lga2011 with a I7 3930K and 4 x 4GB RAM to take advantage of quad channel and you will still have a wad of cash leftover.. this will set you up for more future proof platform over a sandy bridge as after ivy bridge this is the end for LGA1155 chips, the next big thing is the Ivy bridge-E later this year and the lga2011 boards will support it hence why its more futre proof smile.gif

I hear you for sure, LOL but i'm not going to use it all. I was expecting like $2500 and ended up with $5200. YES!!!! LOL anyway i was going to treat myself to $600 for a new CPU/MOBO and RAM but not sure if the extra hundred for the i7 would be really worth it where as I could use that extra hundred toward a new full tower case or something.
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I hear you for sure, LOL but i'm not going to use it all. I was expecting like $2500 and ended up with $5200. YES!!!! LOL anyway i was going to treat myself to $600 for a new CPU/MOBO and RAM but not sure if the extra hundred for the i7 would be really worth it where as I could use that extra hundred toward a new full tower case or something.

i understand, nice return btw biggrin.gif
both the I5 and I7 Overclock well, get the I7 if your really feel you will benifit from HT..
What about an I5 and get an SSD? or spend abit extra and get an I7 andd an SSD wink.gif
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i understand, nice return btw biggrin.gif
both the I5 and I7 Overclock well, get the I7 if your really feel you will benifit from HT..
What about an I5 and get an SSD? or spend abit extra and get an I7 andd an SSD wink.gif

even though I obviously got some money handy at the moment i still don't want to spend more on something that won't help much so i'm still wandering if the HT will really be worth the $100. It's nice to have but is it really going to be helpful or should i just get the i5
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even though I obviously got some money handy at the moment i still don't want to spend more on something that won't help much so i'm still wandering if the HT will really be worth the $100. It's nice to have but is it really going to be helpful or should i just get the i5

Depends on what the main purpose of your rig is. If it's for gaming, then just stick with the 2500K. Encoding, etc go with the 2600K as the HT will be used.
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even though I obviously got some money handy at the moment i still don't want to spend more on something that won't help much so i'm still wandering if the HT will really be worth the $100. It's nice to have but is it really going to be helpful or should i just get the i5

I decided against it when I upgraded all 4 of mine. It just didn't make sense to spend $400 more bucks on something that will make little to no difference for me since these are purely gaming rigs with web surfing tossed in. There's no way that a 2600k will outlast a 2500k because when one is too slow to keep around, the other will be too slow as well. Remember back to even more extreme situations from the past and you can confirm that I'm right. Remember when everyone argued that the dual core 3800+ was a better chip for being future proofed than the single core 3700+? They both were functionally extinct by the time dual cores were needed for gaming because the 3800+ was simply too slow. The same will hold true for HT, so save the $100.
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even though I obviously got some money handy at the moment i still don't want to spend more on something that won't help much so i'm still wandering if the HT will really be worth the $100. It's nice to have but is it really going to be helpful or should i just get the i5

true, so maybe get an I5 and spend the extra you save on an SSD or bank it thumb.gif
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I decided against it when I upgraded all 4 of mine. It just didn't make sense to spend $400 more bucks on something that will make little to no difference for me since these are purely gaming rigs with web surfing tossed in. There's no way that a 2600k will outlast a 2500k because when one is too slow to keep around, the other will be too slow as well. Remember back to even more extreme situations from the past and you can confirm that I'm right. Remember when everyone argued that the dual core 3800+ was a better chip for being future proofed than the single core 3700+? They both were functionally extinct by the time dual cores were needed for gaming because the 3800+ was simply too slow. The same will hold true for HT, so save the $100.

Yeah you're probably right. My rig is only used for gaming. I have a laptop and a Android Tablet for everything else.
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I keep hearing on gamefaq that maybe i shouldn't upgrade as many people say that they are getting worse performance then I on their i5 setups as i5's are having problems with crossfire. That must be a mobo thing right! plus didn't i read that z68 boards unleash the i5 compared to p67 boards?
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I keep hearing on gamefaq that maybe i shouldn't upgrade as many people say that they are getting worse performance then I on their i5 setups as i5's are having problems with crossfire. That must be a mobo thing right! plus didn't i read that z68 boards unleash the i5 compared to p67 boards?

I haven't heard a single problem with anyone having issues with either the 2500K or the 2600K and crossfire. Also the p67 and z68 boards are practically identical specs wise.

Z68 adds Intel Integrated GPU support, Intel Smart Response, Lucid Virtue, Intel Quick Sync. thumb.gif
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I haven't heard a single problem with anyone having issues with either the 2500K or the 2600K and crossfire. Also the p67 and z68 boards are practically identical specs wise.
Z68 adds Intel Integrated GPU support, Intel Smart Response, Lucid Virtue, Intel Quick Sync. thumb.gif

well are z68 boards better? because p67 boards are cheaper.
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