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I am building a new rig and I need to either get

2500k

2600k

950

Is the $100 worth it between the 2500 and 2600?

If I am using the computer for mostly daily use, overclocking, and gaming with things such as Bad Company 2..

Which is the best choice for me?

~Zax
Edited by Zaxbys - 1/11/11 at 12:40pm
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post #2 of 16
I would honestly go with the 2600K and be done with it unless money is tight. In my opinion the 2600K is a better buy for a ton of reasons. I wouldn't even think about the 950 unless you already have a 1366, which you don't.
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post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
Budget is not a problem

Just want the best processor for me
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post #4 of 16
For gaming performance go with the 2500k. If you do something other than gaming, list those things and then we could reevaluate.
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post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by Zaxbys View Post
Budget is not a problem

Just want the best processor for me
If you look around the general consensus is if you primarily game the i7 gives next to nothing in gaming performance. That being said If money isnt tight get the i7 since you get ht and a larger l3 cache
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post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by Zaxbys View Post
I am building a new rig and I need to either get

2500k

2600k

950

Is the $100 worth it between the 2500 and 2600?

If I am using the computer for mostly daily use and gaming with things such as Bad Company 2..

Which is the best choice for me?

~Zax
If you have the money then go with the 2600k. But the 2500k performs really good as well... What this means is: just don't get the i7 950 because it is now an overpriced and now outdated because the scond generation core i7-i5 are out...

FYI: I've read that the 2500k overclocks really really well, if not better than the 2600k reaching some times over 5.3ghz on air which is pretty good.
Also, an overclocked 2600k (4.3-4.4ghz+) will beat a 980x in most games and apps, which is one good thing to know...

So the choice is up to you: If money is no object, then jump on the 2600k. If you want good performance but at a cheaper price, then the 2500k is for you.

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post #7 of 16
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If you look around the general consensus is if you primarily game the i7 gives next to nothing in gaming performance. That being said If money isnt tight get the i7 since you get ht and a larger l3 cache
What do the extra cache and ht actually do for me if anything?

~Zax
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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Zaxbys View Post
What do the extra cache and ht actually do for me if anything?

~Zax
Nothing for gaming...
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post #9 of 16
get the LGA 1156 i7 875k and a Noctua or Corsair H70 cooler
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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by tconroy135 View Post
Nothing for gaming...
What about for everyday tasks/multi-tasking?
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