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So I hear Intel release there new chips, should I get them if so which one should I get from microcenter?


Going to be for flight Simulator X, since its SUPER CPU dependent. So pretty much this system going to be for gaming ONLY.


Going to microcenter later today, any recommendations? I'm also going to need a motherboard, so a bundle deal would be great. Going to have to build this computer under a budget so if there is any specials deals, that would be helpful.
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I'd recommend the i7 for FSX, since it can use Hyper Threading. As far as Sandy or Ivy, I'd say that if you can find a Sandy for 20-30% less than Ivy Bridge, there's no reason to go Ivy Bridge.
Edited by jackrabb1t - 4/30/12 at 2:47pm
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i5 2500k or 3570k + a Z77 board of your choosing would be good.
Prices at MC are only $10 difference between the above chips, so may as well go Ivy unless you're in it for benching (air) numbers.
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Sandy Bridge since you can overclock higher. i7 for FSX. Definitely get a Z77 board and some Samsung RAM.
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i agree get yourself a nice i7.. either a sandy 2600k (my personal rec) or an ivy i7-3770k... tho coming from a Q6550 either CPU will be a nice improvement..

as to mobos..
look at the Asus P8z77-v, or Asrock z77 exterme4 or Gigagbyte z77x ud5 for some examples smile.gif
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Sandy Bridge since you can overclock higher. i7 for FSX. Definitely get a Z77 board and some Samsung RAM.

No, no, no, it's not all about clock speed. Due to 5-7% IPC improvements IB overclocks about the same as SB expect for golden chips.
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Sandy Bridge since you can overclock higher. i7 for FSX. Definitely get a Z77 board and some Samsung RAM.

I see a lot of people recommending the Samsung RAM. What's so good about it?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by importflip View Post

Sandy Bridge since you can overclock higher. i7 for FSX. Definitely get a Z77 board and some Samsung RAM.

I see a lot of people recommending the Samsung RAM. What's so good about it?

Great price/performance ratio.
    
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i5 2500k or 3570k + a Z77 board of your choosing would be good.
Prices at MC are only $10 difference between the above chips, so may as well go Ivy unless you're in it for benching (air) numbers.

it wont help FSX or even in games in general then the i5 2500k?
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Sandy Bridge since you can overclock higher. i7 for FSX. Definitely get a Z77 board and some Samsung RAM.

Whats the differense between Z68 and Z77. I though both is LGA 1155 so cant they both use ivy bridge if I decide to get that instead?

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i agree get yourself a nice i7.. either a sandy 2600k (my personal rec) or an ivy i7-3770k... tho coming from a Q6550 either CPU will be a nice improvement..
as to mobos..
look at the Asus P8z77-v, or Asrock z77 exterme4 or Gigagbyte z77x ud5 for some examples smile.gif

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I'd recommend the i7 for FSX, since it can use Hyper Threading. As far as Sandy or Ivy, I'd say that if you can find a Sandy for 20-30% less than Ivy Bridge, there's no reason to go Ivy Bridge.

Oh really FSX supports hyper threading? wow.... i7 it is then.
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Just left MC an hour ago here.

Bought a 3770k for a member here.For FSX, i7. It is up to you, 26/700k or a 3770k.

2600k is a great deal, a bit more for the 2700k but they tend to clock a tad higher overall... 3770k is ivy and handles a bit different. Also takes much higher ram speeds and can handle PCIE 3.0

Your call.

Also, the samsung rams? Just bought a set and plan to try later. Price/performance is said to be amazing with these sticks.
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