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post #391 of 458
Ahhh... I am trying to decide between the gigabyte p67 ud4 and the asus p67. I guess I have until the end of the day if I want the parts to come on wednesday. I am looking at:

i5 2500k - $225

Gigabyte p67 ud4 or asus p67 pro - $189 + $8 shipping
or
EVGA p67 $199
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=130-SB-E675-KR&family=Motherboard%20Family&series=Intel%20P67%20Series%20Family&sw=5

Gskill 2x2gb ripjaws either ddr3 1600 cas 7 $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303
or
ddr3 2000 cas 9 $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231419

Noctua NH D14- $80

Total: ~$570
Edited by CountChoculitis - 1/9/11 at 8:30am
    
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Go for the 2000 MHZ one for a $5 difference.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231419

I bet you can tighten up those timings to 8-8-8-24 MAYBE even 7-7-7-24
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I went to one of my local Micro Center's this morning when they first opened up and picked up a 2600K. They did not have many in stock (it showed ~ 6 units from the store's online inventory)... with only two remaining they both had the same batch #L039B467. I'm hoping that this ends up being a decent batch.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 2010rig;11948707 
Go for the 2000 MHZ one for a $5 difference.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231419

I bet you can tighten up those timings to 8-8-8-24 MAYBE even 7-7-7-24

Thanks but now I am thinking it might be better and more future proof to just get 2x4gb sticks for 8gb of ram instead.

Looking at these:
GSkill Ripjaws ddr3 1600 2x4GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CountChoculitis;11948989 
Thanks but now I am thinking it might be better and more future proof to just get 2x4gb sticks for 8gb of ram instead.

Looking at these:
GSkill Ripjaws ddr3 1600 2x4GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

That is the kit that I picked up as well.
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Wow that was fast - Newegg already has my i5 shipped out, bought it last night...

Probably going to get my chip before I get my ram, which is sad because I ordered my ram on the 3rd....

If I get my chip before the ram I'll be a little miffed.
    
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Just a heads up but Amazon is offering a free copy of Civilization 5 on most second gen Intel processors. Prime eligible also so if you have it you can get it by Tuesday. (next day shipping still would not until Tuesday.)

i5 2500k for $233 with Civ 5

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-2500K-Processor-Socket-LGA1155/dp/B004EBUXHQ/ref=sr_1_21?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1294599962&sr=1-21"]Amazon.com: Intel Core i5-2500K Processor with 6 MB Cache, 3.30 GHz for Socket LGA1155 - Unlocked Boxed: Electronics[/ame]

i7 2600k for $339 with Civ 5

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7-2600K-Processor-Socket-LGA1155/dp/B004EBUXSA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1294600095&sr=8-2"]Amazon.com: Intel Core i7-2600K Processor with 8 MB Cache, 3.40 GHz for Socket LGA1155 - Unlocked Boxed: Electronics[/ame]

Glad I waited on getting the i5 2500k from newegg cause I have prime also. Civ 5 and free 2 day shipping with prime is a win in my book.
    
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Alright last question: If wanted to be secure in games like Flight Simulator X or thousands of units on screen/high cpu games.(Total War, Supreme Commander,CIV 5 etc)

Will the 2600k give me a huge improvement or only slight and barely noticeable Improvement?

This is just a question as It is pretty much to make myself feel a bit better about me buying the i5 2500k.

I also got the Asus p67 Pro. smile.gif
Edited by Greatskeem - 1/9/11 at 8:08pm
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HT has no affect on ANY game one way or another.

HT is only used in rendering, encoding, and other multi-threaded related tasks.

Here's the latest mid-high end rig, what would you guys change from it?

RECOMMENDED MID-HIGH END SANDY BRIDGE BUILD

Intel 2500K - $225
Intel 2600K - $329

ASUS P8P67 PRO - $189
Gigabyte UD4 - $189

Corsair 4GB Memory - $49.95

SSD - x25-m 80GB - $204.95

Recommended SSD - X25-M 120GB - $229

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $59.95 ( 2 recommended in Raid )

EVGA GTX 570 - $359 ( Recommended )

MSI GTX 470 - $250 AR

HIS 6950 - ( Unlock to 6970 ) - $299

NZXT Phantom - $139

Noctua NH-D14 - $79.95

HX-750 - $129 AR ( Recommended )
HX-850 - $159

Windows 7 Premium Builder's Edition - $99
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Yeah ignore my stupid question I don't know why I asked it, however I still think if you don't have a budget and can spend extra.

The i7 2600k is the CPU to get if you have no plans to upgrade until 2013(July/August) due to the extra 2MB L3 cache.

Sure in some Games/Application we see only a improvement of 3-5fps and in most none at all, however why not go more if you are not going to be spending anymore more money for nearly 3 years on computer hardware.

2010rig, this will actually be my last post(for this thread), I want to thank you for all the help man.

I will come in a week and fill out the form and also report on my overclock, however I'm finished polluting this topic with my constant annoying questions smile.gif
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