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So, I helped my uncle get a PC and he found a really good deal on craigslist... the computer might be better than mine. Anyways, I currently have a 2500k that can 4.5 @ 1.3v 100% of the time and a 670 4GB that has a medium OC potential.

My Uncle has a 2600k... untested and a 7970 (not sure if ghz edition).

Would swapping these out be an upgrade? Even 1% i'm cool with, lol. Or, which combination is the best.... let me know! smile.gif
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What boards are you guys using?
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The 2600k would help you in some games that take advantage of HT, but that isn't many. It'd also help you in applications that need more cores like video rendering and such.

Other than that, it's a sidegrade. Unless you are getting them for free, I wouldn't do it.
    
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I have the one listed in my sig, he has a newer p77 or something. Unfortunately I don't have the exact details... does the board matter?
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post

The 2600k would help you in some games that take advantage of HT, but that isn't many. It'd also help you in applications that need more cores like video rendering and such.

Other than that, it's a sidegrade. Unless you are getting them for free, I wouldn't do it.


100% for free. He doesn't need that much horsepower. All I have to do is go over there with my computer and POOF, mine! smile.gif
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Newer board, newer features. Personally I'd do it. If I were to take a guess I'd say his machine is about 8~10% better. Without taking overclocking into account.
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I'm pretty sure you need a Z77 to run a K series CPU though...
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P8p67 evo man. It should run it just fine. Mine is a k series and it runs fine lol
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