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yes but remember 2.5 is the speed it works and the number of cores is how many jubs it can do at 2.5
most program only use 1 to ½ of a core u might wont to go hire with less cores if u are a gamer

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To be honest, if I was this guy I'd get a X79 mobo with 4 Ram slots, a 3820 and a GTX 680 or HD 7970. With 16GB of 2133mhz ram. That would be ideal for gaming and maybe some video editing and zipping.
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To be honest, if I was this guy I'd get a X79 mobo with 4 Ram slots, a 3820 and a GTX 680 or HD 7970. With 16GB of 2133mhz ram. That would be ideal for gaming and maybe some video editing and zipping.

The performance difference vs cost between 1600mhz and 2133mhz isn't really justifiable. There have been extensive tests done on this and it is generally excepted that the sweet spot is 1600mhz, as it is still cheap and performs at basically 99% of the level as the 2133mhz. As for 16GB, what the heck for!?! It is hard enough for a person, outside of extremely specific circumstances, to utilize even 8GB. There just isn't any reason for 16GB, even 8GB is still more than enough.

OP: Do yourself a favor and just get 8GB in a 2x4GB configuration. It is easier for your system to address 2 modules over 4, especially when you aren't even going to utilize the amount suggested by Snipe.
    
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2500k no question. hands down
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mm!i would say the gen 3 3770k since you are upgrading!or the gen 3 version of 2500k(3570k i think but not sure here!)
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mm!i would say the gen 3 3770k since you are upgrading!or the gen 3 version of 2500k(3570k i think but not sure here!)

While viable, the reason I would go with the 2500K is there are going to be some deals to be had on them as people switch to Gen 3. biggrin.gif
    
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As for 16GB, what the heck for!?! It is hard enough for a person, outside of extremely specific circumstances, to utilize even 8GB. There just isn't any reason for 16GB, even 8GB is still more than enough.
OP: Do yourself a favor and just get 8GB in a 2x4GB configuration. It is easier for your system to address 2 modules over 4, especially when you aren't even going to utilize the amount suggested by Snipe.

Another person who has no clue, fun. tongue.gif

No modern CPUs (Deneb, Thuban, BD, SB, etc) have any problems addressing 16GB of ram. Nor does it hold back the overclock at all outside of extreme cooling.

My 970BE chugs along at 4162mhz with the NB at 2700 and 16GB (4x4gb) at 1800 9-10-9-28. Removing ram does not assist any overclock.

Now for things that will easily trash 8GB:

Rendering
Virtual Machines
Ramdisk
VMs in a ramdisk
Any form of game server hosting
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Anyway, arguing for a $200-600 cheaper cpu... alright. Arguing for $150 cheaper 1600 vs 2133 ram, alright. Arguing for 8gb vs 16gb for that extra $50 on a build that people are suggesting 7970s and 680s for and then trying to justify it by saying a cpu designed for Quad-channel (what has been suggested) cant handle 4 sticks? You're so silly tongue.gif
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The performance difference vs cost between 1600mhz and 2133mhz isn't really justifiable. There have been extensive tests done on this and it is generally excepted that the sweet spot is 1600mhz, as it is still cheap and performs at basically 99% of the level as the 2133mhz. As for 16GB, what the heck for!?! It is hard enough for a person, outside of extremely specific circumstances, to utilize even 8GB. There just isn't any reason for 16GB, even 8GB is still more than enough.
OP: Do yourself a favor and just get 8GB in a 2x4GB configuration. It is easier for your system to address 2 modules over 4, especially when you aren't even going to utilize the amount suggested by Snipe.

 

Just buy those 8GB 1600Mhz Samsung 30nm ram ($47) and overclock it to 2133-2400Mhz. call it a day.

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Just buy those 8GB 1600Mhz Samsung 30nm ram ($47) and overclock it to 2133-2400Mhz. call it a day.

Heh, that too. No reason you can't have the best of both worlds.
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