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post #21 of 35
I build systems for family and friends and the 2500/2500k is the best for the money, I throw in a ssd and look like a super genius. Amazing performance for the dollar imo.
post #22 of 35
Personally, Id prefer the best performance for the dollar, as opposed to all these people that are saying "everyone has a 2500/2600, so I dont own one." I suppose taking a 965BE over a 2600k is rebellious, you may land yourself a bottleneck or two doing it though. wink.gif I dont know if Id really label one processor "hipper" than the other.
post #23 of 35
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Originally Posted by Tiger S. View Post

I build systems for family and friends and the 2500/2500k is the best for the money, I throw in a ssd and look like a super genius. Amazing performance for the dollar imo.

Same here tongue.gif and when they have hardware of 10-15years old, they are even happier biggrin.gif (every time I went over there I had to fix something on those old machines... And everytime they had to hear me swearing tongue.gif GODDAMNIT this old piece of crap is working on my nerfs!!! It's so freaking SLOW!!! If I click on my PC at home it opens DIRECTLY, not waiting for minutes to open stuff or just reboot... And they always keep telling me: But I'm used to use my PC like that, I'm used it being so slow, blablabla... Then it really pisses me off tongue.gif So I think they get scared having me over and therefor started to spend money... And NOT big money was needed... A P8P67 with 2500K and 2x 4GB of RAM and all the rest new incl monitor, case, PSU, etc etc for 1.000€/1.300$... I mean........ From 10-15y old PC to this... biggrin.gif)

So yes I'm a genius as well tongue.gif
   
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Yep, bank for buck, simple as that. Especially microcenter, $179 everyday, often on sale for $149, crazy deal.
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It's not sudden, everyone and their brother has one.
That's why I don't have one.

This makes no sense. There's a reason they're popular. They're amazing chips.
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post #26 of 35
I've built a few 2500K systems for friends just because they're the best price/perf at the moment.

For myself I didn't want to buy one since I like to be different smile.gif it's kind of boring to see 1/2 sig rigs on OCN running a 2500K or 2600K.
 
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post #27 of 35
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As the OP thanks for all the replies. What I initially wanted to point out is that up until just recently you could buy a 2500K/2600K anywhere,anytime. Something has defintely changed in the last few weeks to make these chips even more popular. Tax money, BD flop, ect. are all reasons I'm sure and one that I just thought of:
With AMD Denabs and Thubans rapidly dissapearing there's really no other alternative to the 2500k anymore. Hey I was trying to be different myself with a 965 BE, 1090T and even an FX 6100. I'll bet the majority of new 2500/2600 sales are AMD converts.
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post #28 of 35
tax time!!! can't wait for mine to come in in a few days!!! will be upgrading!!! to ivy tho tongue.gif
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post #29 of 35
So glad i went to microcenter when i did. I got my 2500K for $180 and $60 off my MB, $250 total. biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifthumb.gif
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post #30 of 35
It's because ivy is coming out and everyone is selling their chips to prepare for it before they sell for super cheap.
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