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which sandy bridge cpu to buy?

post #1 of 23
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i'm confused on which of the sandy bridge cpus to buy. what does the 2500/2500k/2600/2600k differentiate in?

i'm looking to get the best bang for my buck and also which mother board which go with it the best?
post #2 of 23
The non K cpu's have a locked multiplier and thus are not meant to be overclocked.
As for which cpu is right for you,, Question, Do you plan to overclock?
Also what do you use your pc for, Gaming, Work, etc.. ??
post #3 of 23
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i use the computer for pretty much everything i do so which one do you recommend?
post #4 of 23
Either the 2500k, or 2600k.
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post #5 of 23
if you're strictly gaming go with the 2500k, if you plan on doing more...2600k all the way!
post #6 of 23
Where are the I3 SB's. Have they came out yet?
post #7 of 23
2500K is by far the best value / overclocker for the money
    
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post #8 of 23
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Where are the I3 SB's. Have they came out yet?
All going to be locked =( I was all excited about building a snappy lil dually sb machine this spring, till I found that out =/

*edit* feb I believe the sb i3s come around.
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post #9 of 23
Best bang-for-the-buck SB CPU would be the 2500k, hands down.

As to the best motherboard it would depend on what you're doing for graphics.
post #10 of 23
if you got a microcenter nearby def get the 2500k and if they are still doing a pkg deal get the p8p67 pro. My board was 150 and chip was 180 with this combo. I lucked out though last one in stock that day!
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