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actually the 8gb sticks im looking at are 9-9-9-24 so not bad

Edit: sorry they were 9-9-9-24 but still good http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233298 its vengence 1600 mhz cuh from what ive heard thats the sweet spot
Edited by Cyber Locc - 10/1/12 at 8:17pm
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which ones were you thinking of? Link them ;p
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Hey cyberlocc,

After our extensive pms I thought I'd post some input for you too. FWIW as you know I've got a 3570k oced to 4.5ghz (see sig for rig details) and I have yet to find anything I've done with it where I felt it slow down significantly outside of folding. Even when folding I'm able to use the PC well enough (a slight delay at times but at the same time i'm fully loading CPU and GPUs) and that's pushing it further than any real world uses.

Save yourself the 100 bucks and go for a 3570k. At the same time, you should also take a look around the marketplace and other forums as well as ebay and see if someone is selling a 3770k used for a decent discount. If you could get it for like 50 bucks off or so then you'd have a decision to make, otherwise 3570k all the way.
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Hey cyberlocc,
After our extensive pms I thought I'd post some input for you too. FWIW as you know I've got a 3570k oced to 4.5ghz (see sig for rig details) and I have yet to find anything I've done with it where I felt it slow down significantly outside of folding. Even when folding I'm able to use the PC well enough (a slight delay at times but at the same time i'm fully loading CPU and GPUs) and that's pushing it further than any real world uses.
Save yourself the 100 bucks and go for a 3570k. At the same time, you should also take a look around the marketplace and other forums as well as ebay and see if someone is selling a 3770k used for a decent discount. If you could get it for like 50 bucks off or so then you'd have a decision to make, otherwise 3570k all the way.
good idea might have to do that thumb.gif
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i7 is more better than i5. so you should buy i7.
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i7 is more better than i5. so you should buy i7.

More better?

And I agree. Although the 2500k is pretty slick

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I have yet to use up my 2500K @4.6, even gamed a few times while folding with it and never even noticed. (<3 noctua)
    
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Whoa first we aint talking sandy other wise 50 dollars more for an i7 no prob. we talking ivy 3570k and 3770k thats a diffrence of a 100 dollars and an ivy i5 will smash a a sandy one any day.
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Whoa first we aint talking sandy other wise 50 dollars more for an i7 no prob. we talking ivy 3570k and 3770k thats a diffrence of a 100 dollars and an ivy i5 will smash a a sandy one any day.

Not at the top levels. Ivy's small bump in IPC is only worth about 200mhz. So an Ivy at 4.2 performs equivilant to a Sandy at 4.4. The problem is Sandy's overclock better than Ivy's. You can get Sandy i5's to the 5ghz range where Ivy's usually top out in the 4.6-4.7 range due to thermal limits from increased voltage.
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Not at the top levels. Ivy's small bump in IPC is only worth about 200mhz. So an Ivy at 4.2 performs equivilant to a Sandy at 4.4. The problem is Sandy's overclock better than Ivy's. You can get Sandy i5's to the 5ghz range where Ivy's usually top out in the 4.6-4.7 range due to thermal limits from increased voltage.
You can get ivys to 4.8 which is 5 on sandy your words also you gain pci 3 which with a 680 makes a diff
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