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I always find the cheapest thing that will do what i want at reasonable speeds and last a little bit, i try to get 2 years out of my stuff, upgrading some things and overclocking others to extend my pcs life.
 
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Now if i saw a real deal i would take it but... I have no desire to replace my llano rig with a 2600k (or even a 2500k). I just dont need it.
 
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Dude, First chill, second re read my post. I'm saying that those people who have high end powerfull rigs use them(your self included not that it even matter's what rig you have). Suggesting an "enthusiast" grade PC to some one who dose not need such power is silly. That is what I was saying.

Sorry, my bad boss. I worked all night at Casino and have been taking care of my baby girl all day so my tires eyes may have read that wrong. It was the bridge comment that threw me off. I was commenting on someone who is a member of an enthusiast site ad tellng people to buy lesser systems

But Back to the OP, If he said he wanted to spend $1000. So the members here are trying to get him the BEST for his $$$$ . and for $1000 theres nothing in the rig he's not going to use even if he doesnt know it. A high end GPU can be used for Folding and higher speed in applictions with CUDA and Eyespeed.
Exactly that was my point... Right now i can afford nice rig which i could dream about when i was younger...
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Why 4GB of RAM with no heatsink?
Why single rail PSU? invest some money in a better quality one
sorry was not in contact with this thread
the reason i prefer a single railed PSU so that you can have the full power at the go
read this
i agree i could suggest a better PSU but thought the other OCN member should have something to do
just joking redface.gif sorry you can go with
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PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular 80$
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 90$
Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular 95$
and abou RAM so what if they donthave heatsinks buddy they clock like monsters have a look over HERE
hope that answers your questions buddy thumb.gif

and @ OP i do agree for a general purpose cpu a i5 is a overkill
goo with some thing like
Core i3 2100 100$
2TB HDD 120$
480
Total 802$ before rebate
Hope that helped thumb.gif
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Exactly that was my point... Right now i can afford nice rig which i could dream about when i was younger...

I get it too, If you do go 7950 it will just make your system better, Also keep your original plan and get the best you can, a 2500k is good, but you orginal question was I5 or I7 for future proof the answer is I7 is WAY more future proof then the I5 if you go 2500k now you will have to upgrade your CPU much sooner then if you go 2600k. The 2600k has more cache and HT (which makes the OS see it as 8 cores), more programs in the future are going to be using HT so IMO the 2500k is on its way out the door, especially with IVY coming out. Like you stated sometimes its not what you need its what you want and thats alot of what this site is about. It's funny to see poeple suggest less, Ive NEVER seen a post with someone saying I wish I bought a less expensive CPU when I didnnt need the one I have, NOT once. You might find that once you have a rig that can do performance anything you might be doing it more and if not you still have an awesome system that can always be upgraded into even more. I was same way, I realized I could afford way better hardware then when I was younger and went for f it, why not it's a great hobby. Make sure to post some build pics when you get up and running.
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I get it too, If you do go 7950 it will just make your system better, Also keep your original plan and get the best you can, a 2500k is good, but you orginal question was I5 or I7 for future proof the answer is I7 is WAY more future proof then the I5 if you go 2500k now you will have to upgrade your CPU much sooner then if you go 2600k. The 2600k has more cache and HT (which makes the OS see it as 8 cores), more programs in the future are going to be using HT so IMO the 2500k is on its way out the door, especially with IVY coming out. Like you stated sometimes its not what you need its what you want and thats alot of what this site is about. It's funny to see poeple suggest less, Ive NEVER seen a post with someone saying I wish I bought a less expensive CPU when I didnnt need the one I have, NOT once. You might find that once you have a rig that can do performance anything you might be doing it more and if not you still have an awesome system that can always be upgraded into even more. I was same way, I realized I could afford way better hardware then when I was younger and went for f it, why not it's a great hobby. Make sure to post some build pics when you get up and running.
i have nothing to say but for a general purpose build a i3 is also a overkill but he can upgrade to a ivy antime as i have suggested a P67 motherboard in the above config biggrin.gif
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I get it too, If you do go 7950 it will just make your system better, Also keep your original plan and get the best you can, a 2500k is good, but you orginal question was I5 or I7 for future proof the answer is I7 is WAY more future proof then the I5 if you go 2500k now you will have to upgrade your CPU much sooner then if you go 2600k. The 2600k has more cache and HT (which makes the OS see it as 8 cores), more programs in the future are going to be using HT so IMO the 2500k is on its way out the door, especially with IVY coming out. Like you stated sometimes its not what you need its what you want and thats alot of what this site is about. It's funny to see poeple suggest less, Ive NEVER seen a post with someone saying I wish I bought a less expensive CPU when I didnnt need the one I have, NOT once. You might find that once you have a rig that can do performance anything you might be doing it more and if not you still have an awesome system that can always be upgraded into even more. I was same way, I realized I could afford way better hardware then when I was younger and went for f it, why not it's a great hobby. Make sure to post some build pics when you get up and running.

Thanks for understanding smile.gif Yeah Yor are right it got pretty hot in here for a moment lol ... and even if its a general purpose (lil gaming involved) i don't really understand "u blowing money in the wind" if i have a $1000 budget to spend and ill get the best parts for that price ain't the system gonna last me longer?? in that case for me money is not wasted ... yeah ill spend less system gonna last less... no worries ill post some pics ...it wont be soon tho I think i'll might hold off till Ivy will come out...

Thank You everybody for the input it's very appreciated!
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i have nothing to say but for a general purpose build a i3 is also a overkill but he can upgrade to a ivy antime as i have suggested a P67 motherboard in the above config biggrin.gif

Is there any list of boards that gonna support Ivy or what I have to look at?
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i have nothing to say but for a general purpose build a i3 is also a overkill but he can upgrade to a ivy antime as i have suggested a P67 motherboard in the above config biggrin.gif

Your builds are always solid, I sometimes refer you to other members because of that, just so you know. When I wrote that post I was referring to the ops question about I5 or I7 both of which he stated he was interested in. Its not always about what ones needs as much a what one wants. I forgot the op was asking what CPU was more future proof. With that in mind I would have to suggest the 2600k over the 2500k. He said he wants a good system for $1000 with that I was thinking scaling back the gpu to 6970 or 570 and bumping the CPU to 2600k for a more future proof build. What do you think?
 
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OP wants Futureproof then he has to either wait or get a i3 2100for now the ivy bridge is just around the corner and you will get better performance for almost the same price and the more latest technology the more energy efficient it is thumb.gif Have a look here
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so that must have answered your question bravo smile.gif that y i suggested him a i3 for now thumb.gif
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