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hmmm, well .... the k version is what? $ 10 cheaper? That's 5 beers / coffees ... You can overclock it, or if you're 100% sure you will never overclock it then at least do it for the better resale value.
Sometimes you just gotta spend some more. If you're going for a non-k version and you don't really need the bang of the 2500 then you could always get a 2400 (3.1 Ghz) or 2300 (2.8Ghz). People tend to forget these around here because they can't overclock ^^
Out of those 2 options though: 2500 + 6850
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So the final question is clear for me...
FX-6200 and hd 6870 1 gb.
OR.
i5 2500 (without k) and hd 6850 1 gb.
What I must choose? frown.gif

i5 2400 + 6870 1gb?
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Intel pretty much walks all over amd these days regardless pf oc's and regardless of category ( enthusiast vs budget) as the latest dual core sandy bridges proved to the quad core amds. Im not dissing amd in the least they used to the budget to performance kings but intel seriously just knows what its doing.

As far as your options. Id say honestly get the k edition. Please trust me on this. Whether you overclock or not having that option there is worth the 10$ more it will cost. I was absolutely floored when i first got my 2500k and basically pressed "hey go from 3.3ghz to 4ghz button" (seriously no joke as easy as saying cpu. Heres your new speed) and the 2500k saying "okay!!"

I cannot stress enough splurging on the k edition.

As for gpu id also reccomend the gtx 560 (non ti edition) same price range as that awesome 6850 but according to anamdtechs bench comparison between the 2 the 560 hands the 6850 its defeat in almost every category. Aside from that i have found nvidia to have better day one support of games and generally better performance for a ton of games.

I dunno. Ive just really soured to amd. They seem in a dark place and not fighting very hard to get back BUT that is merely my opinion. The statements prior are pretty verifiable though
post #23 of 34
IMO...2500k @ Stock ....meh...Might as well get a g850 or i3 2100
960T Zosma has plenty of power :yessir.gif: but...you have to overclock
Same with the 2500K.It's not-so-fantastic at stock clocks
You could get an i5 2400...
IMO..the FX series is seriously lacking..I would stay away from that stuff
Oh..2500k turbo-cores(whatever that is) up to 3.7
I guess the Zosma does domething like that,too headscratch.gif

You could build a 960T rig and get a better videocard...
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Here, in Spain, the gtx 560 have an epic overpowered price (169€ the cheapest, which is 224$ while the hd 6850 is 119€ and the hd 6870 is 139€, and the last one beat the gtx 560, just crazy).

The i5 2400 is for 171€ and the i5 2500 is for 178€... it doesn't have sense to buy the i5 2400 instead the i5 2500. BTWM the i5 2500k is for 191€.

So, I can't buy a better graphic card choosing a i5 2400 because it has almost the same price. But the FX-6100 is for 132€ but the FX-6200 is for 155€ plus a better fan because the default one sucks... so it's crazy price too because it looks like i5 2500 is much better and I don't have to buy an extra fan for it.

So I think I'll buy the i5 2500 plus a H67 motherboard and hd 6850. BTW, it will past a month since I buy the computer, so maybe it will be cheaper (the last day the i5 2500 was for 180€ and now 178€ so is getting cheaper now, the hd 6850 is for 119€ which is an epic price compared to a gtx 560).

As you can see, here the prices are crazy. They put a higher price than the dollar, but with euros and the euro is more expensive than the dollar... it doesn't have sense at all.
Edited by CTCCoco - 3/1/12 at 10:44am
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Here, in Spain, the gtx 560 have an epic overpowered price (169€ the cheapest, which is 224$ while the hd 6850 is 119€ and the hd 6870 is 139€, and the last one beat the gtx 560, just crazy).
The i5 2400 is for 171€ and the i5 2500 is for 178€... it doesn't have sense to buy the i5 2400 instead the i5 2500. BTWM the i5 2500k is for 191€.
So, I can't buy a better graphic card choosing a i5 2400 because it has almost the same price. But the FX-6100 is for 132€ but the FX-6200 is for 155€ plus a better fan because the default one sucks... so it's crazy price too because it looks like i5 2500 is much better and I don't have to buy an extra fan for it.
So I think I'll buy the i5 2500 plus a H67 motherboard and hd 6850. BTW, it will past a month since I buy the computer, so maybe it will be cheaper (the last day the i5 2500 was for 180€ and now 178€ so is getting cheaper now, the hd 6850 is for 119€ which is an epic price compared to a gtx 560).
As you can see, here the prices are crazy. They put a higher price than the dollar, but with euros and the euro es is more expensive than the dollar... it doesn't have sense at all.

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The 2500 (or 2500k) are the best way to spend your money right now CPU wise. But if you want to overclock a K version they are going to sucker you into a P67 or Z68 chipset.

And if you want to run DDR3-1600 they are going to also sucker you into a P67 or Z68 chipset.
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This says that i5 2500 can't handle with more than DDR 1333. That's not true?
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This says that i5 2500 can't handle with more than DDR 1333. That's not true?

Any sandy bridge cpu will run the RAM as high as the ram will go.This is the best feature of sandy bridge cpus IMO.
Look at this pic..the RAM is wayyyy faster than the cpu even! eek.gif: :lachen.gif
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I still like the 960T though wink.gif
 
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This says that i5 2500 can't handle with more than DDR 1333. That's not true?

The chips will take speeds not even possible by todays ram. Intel's marketing scheme is to lock all chipsets besides the P67 and Z68 to 1333mhz. To run 1600mhz ram or higher they force you to buy the expensive motherboards.

Motherboard limited, not CPU limited.
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In this case, AMD wins. Just cheaper at motherboards. Just sucks at new CPU's.
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