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What is the best choice of cpu upgrade I can go with in this case, I was thinking about the 2600k or the 2700k or even the i7 3820?
Edited by battleaxe231 - 4/17/12 at 6:14am
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post #22 of 43
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What is the best choice of cpu upgrade I can go with in this case, I was thinking about the 2600k or the 2700k or even the i7 3820?

i7 3820 is a whole lot more expensive than an upgrade to a 2500k/2600k.
youd need an x79 motherboard which are generally more expensive than socket 1055 ones, plus youd need to buy new ram(quad channel).

really tbh an upgrade to a 2500k/2600k/2700k is probably the best idea for you, which one depends on what you do with your computer, and if you can get other upgrades that will benefit you more from the extra price. in your original post you stated that you are to be considered as a "Gamer" in which case a 2500k will do the exact same job a 2600k does. you can get a 2500k+p67/z68/z77 motherboard for around 300-350 euros, this leaves you about 150 for other things. to spend that on.. you could get a corsair h100+ some faster ram, or spend it on a second monitor, or just keep most of it.
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Thank you man! I think the 2600k would be a excellent choice, because I wanted to have i7 in my next upgrade. wink.gif
Edited by battleaxe231 - 4/17/12 at 6:41am
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post #24 of 43
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Thank you man! I think the 2600k would be a excellent choice, because I wanted to have i7 in my next upgrade. wink.gif

only, if your current cooler can overclock it properly though.
i dont see any cooler listed in your sig rig. a 2500k+aftermarket cooling (overclocked) will perform better than a stock 2600k
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Yeah, I was planning to buy the CoolerMaster 212 Evo, because it's not too expensive and I heard good things about it. Good choice?
Edited by battleaxe231 - 4/17/12 at 6:46am
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you are thinking of upgrading your motherboard, too, right?
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post #27 of 43
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Yes, to a Asrock Z68 Gen3 Extreme3.

Final list (changeable):

Intel i7 2700k
Asrock Z68 EXTREME3 GEN3
G.Skill 4GB DDR3 PC-12800 CL9 (F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Edited by battleaxe231 - 4/17/12 at 6:50am
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post #28 of 43
wow..deadset on the i7,aye? tbh the i5 2500K is plenty for gaming..IMO hyperthreading= thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

You could put that extra $$ to a better psu/mobo/gpu
this cooler is better than hyper 212+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835214023

This RAM is very good ..I think they have it @ overclockers.uk http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147094 (Be sure and get 4gb sticks)
Ram will do up to 2240 IME.. I have it in this build @ whatever 2x 1084 is..9-10-10-28
 
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post #29 of 43
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For a gamer, 2600k really doesn't do anything. 2500k is much cheaper and performs just as well. But his 2300 is doing just fine, and for one monitor, wont be creating a noticeable bottleneck. Upgrade CPU later.
I'd say replace your 1333 RAM with a low voltage 1600 kit, and get a second 6950. Or if you want to do one better, sell your 6950 and get a 7970 or a GTX 680.

What he said.

I don't have any experience with biostar mobo's but have seen some people mention they are not the greatest. Realistically all you need to update would be RAM and the videocard. That should last you for long enough while you save to completely upgrade everything in your PC later.
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post #30 of 43
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wow..deadset on the i7,aye? tbh the i5 2500K is plenty for gaming..IMO hyperthreading= thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
You could put that extra $$ to a better psu/mobo/gpu
this cooler is better than hyper 212+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835214023
This RAM is very good ..I think they have it @ overclockers.uk http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147094 (Be sure and get 4gb sticks)
Ram will do up to 2240 IME.. I have it in this build @ whatever 2x 1084 is..9-10-10-28

^this. he knows.
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