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Im in the same predicament as well. Im looking at a good 950 build right now, or waiting 1 month for a 2500k. I also think everything will be cheaper to go with the 2500k setup as well and will get better gaming performance from it. Good 950 setup will be $260 chip, $200MB, $160 ram, and it looks like the 2500k will be around $220, MB's will be $140 range and ram will be lower at $100 as you dont need the higher frequency for OCing.
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Im in the same predicament as well. Im looking at a good 950 build right now, or waiting 1 month for a 2500k. I also think everything will be cheaper to go with the 2500k setup as well and will get better gaming performance from it. Good 950 setup will be $260 chip, $200MB, $160 ram, and it looks like the 2500k will be around $220, MB's will be $140 range and ram will be lower at $100 as you dont need the higher frequency for OCing.
Yea, OTOH the 2500K isn't hyperthreaded.
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Yea, OTOH the 2500K isn't hyperthreaded.
Yep. I could be wrong...

Isn't the i7 2600 (and K variant) the only chips that are 4c 8t?
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Where is Jean-luc? He has not posted in the last 2 pages and it is an i7 vs sandy bridge thread lol.
    
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he is probably asleep
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Yah I agree. Also fyi you can run 4 sticks in triple channel. I did not know this. So you can just grab a pair if thats all you can find. I have 4 sticks in my sig and was happy to hear I can use them all.
Hmm interesting. Right now I have two sticks of 2 gig of g.skills. What I was planning on doing was get a single stick of OCZ Gold ram stick and use the two sticks I have lying around for tri channel. After getting the cpu and mb, I would either save up for Dominators or something else.

I'm probably am still going 950 but I'm going to wait alittle after January hoping for price drops.
    
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4 stick tri channel is hybrid mode, the last stick is interleaved.
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post #48 of 68
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Where is Jean-luc? He has not posted in the last 2 pages and it is an i7 vs sandy bridge thread lol.
I guess Scotty screwed something up.
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I guess Scotty screwed something up.
Scotty is kirks boy...

But Jean-luc did kill scotty off... That ep with the giant machine cube in space...
    
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post #50 of 68
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Yea, OTOH the 2500K isn't hyperthreaded.
From what Ive seen HT isnt that important when it comes to gaming? Thats all Im concerned about really is gaming performance and cost efficiency.
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