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I am thinking of cancelling my AMD order and buying a better pc, wich would be better for BF3, dirt3 and other games? for the price?
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out of thoose three, bang for buck the I52500k gets my vote. smile.gif

oh yes, its what AMC has said beleove about HT is starting to help now..

also you could wait and get an Ivy Bridge CPU and a z77 borad soon as well.. thumb.gif
Edited by stubass - 2/11/12 at 3:50pm
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2500K was the best bang for gaming.

Some posts have shown that the HT on the 2600K and the 2700K help performance now. Especially with the 7970. If you want to go with HT, I would go with the 2700K. On average it overclocks better than the 2600K and so has been the case for me.
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Best for the price: i52500K. Easy.thumb.gif
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no reason to go higher than a 2500k for GAMING. only reason i have a 2600k is because of a deal.

IF you want HT, then go higher.
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Originally Posted by Krimble View Post

I am thinking of cancelling my AMD order and buying a better pc, wich would be better for BF3, dirt3 and other games? for the price?

I got my 2500k after selling my 8120, best move every! I cant suggest that enough.
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2500K for purely gaming.

2600K / 2700K for everything else + gaming.
 
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Thanks guys, Like on this mobo it says i7 cpu, so I can't use a 2500k? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131666
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And what is HT? rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by Krimble View Post

Thanks guys, Like on this mobo it says i7 cpu, so I can't use a 2500k? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131666

You can't use the 2500K in that motherboard anyway. You're looking at a 1136 socket motherboard when you need a 1155 socket motherboard to use one of three processors you're asking about.
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And what is HT? rolleyes.gif

HT = HyperThreading.

4 Physical Cores + 4 Logical Cores = 8 Threads. It's a quad-core, but reads and operates as 8.
 
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