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post #11 of 19
Coming from a Q6600 myself the difference is pretty dramatic. Both the i5 and i7 will smash it clock for clock.

If you just want to game, i5 is your best bet. If you use multimedia apps that use more power (encoding/image editing etc) or just want to "future proof" your build a bit more, grab the i7. Both of them are ridiculously powerful for the price. There are some benches around here showing the 2600k trading blows with the 980x.
post #12 of 19
If you don't want to wait, for sure go the sandybridge way, unless you can find an i5/i7 at a really good price like I have.
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Forget i5 or i7.. I went from i7 950 to a 2600K... much better and faster.. i5 2500k or i7 2600k

Before the 950 I had a q6600.. massive difference believe me..
post #14 of 19
I have a Q6600 and just took the plunge to the 2600k.
I held out for 2 weeks deciding whether to go 2500k or 2600k...

It is just paper right? they print more.
post #15 of 19
you will have a very fast CPU! congrats!
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post #16 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by svntwoo View Post
I have a Q6600 and just took the plunge to the 2600k.
I held out for 2 weeks deciding whether to go 2500k or 2600k...

It is just paper right? they print more.
Good choice imo!

Everyone says "get 2500k if you just game" -- but it's nice to have the best CPU out there (rivals the 980x which is $1000) for just over $300. I (and maybe you) don't need the power, and a 2500k would do... but that's not the point. And I think many people here understand that.
    
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Good choice imo!

I (and maybe you) don't need the power, and a 2500k would do... but that's not the point.

precisely
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Good choice imo!

Everyone says "get 2500k if you just game" -- but it's nice to have the best CPU out there (rivals the 980x which is $1000) for just over $300. I (and maybe you) don't need the power, and a 2500k would do... but that's not the point. And I think many people here understand that.
exactly how i like to justify my computer
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Sandybridge is the best overclocker yet and its a great value for the money you can overclock the crap out of those chips! sandybridge is the best bang hands down
    
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