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post #21 of 27
Get the SSD. Then save up some money and get a cheap CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus for $20-25. Temps will still be good at around 4.6 GHz.
post #22 of 27
I would get the ssd and the 2500k

skip the 2600k
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post #23 of 27
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I could also save and get a larger ssd. maybe even second hand, people see always selling those.
post #24 of 27
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went with the i5 and ssd in the end. hire high you think I can get with stock cooling? i might have some ocz freeze somewhere.
post #25 of 27
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went with the i5 and ssd in the end. hire high you think I can get with stock cooling? i might have some ocz freeze somewhere.

200-300MHz maybe
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bet you i can get to 4.
post #27 of 27
SSD for sure man.

i5-2500k at 3.3 ghz is the same as 4.5 ghz w/ after market cooler. Most of the time OC cpus especially really good ones like the i5s you won't really see a huge performance increase (maybe 5-10 FPS+ cpu alone) because a lot of games nowadays are still gpu dependent. Its usually the cpu bottlenecking your gpus which prevent it from increasing in FPS, in this case then YES cpu will increase the FPS by 10+, but then even with SLI GTX 580 you won't see much a difference between a OC i5-2500k or a regular i5 at stock settings. Unless you going Tri-SLI or Quad-SLI than you will want to clock up your CPU, but if you were going to such a $$ set up...you wouldn't be debating which item to get with your limited funds.

but SSD on the other hand, you will see 100% performance increase on your everyday activities. Gaming FPS won't make a difference as SSDs don't change FPS.
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