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The difference between 16x and 8x is something like 2-4 fps, now don't get me wrong I love my 1366 and I like the overclocking process it has. But unless you are encoding or rendering (or benching ) the benefits of HT may be lost on you. If just for gaming and regular use you might want to look at a 2500k and a 1155 system, probably save yousome dough on the MB and RAM.
Yea im swayed and ill go for the 1155 system. Ill be doing some Photoshop and most gaming and browsing not much else to be honest.

The 2500k would suit me best me thinks just choosing a motherboard now and ram.
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Yeah I h ave slowly come to the realization, after seeing 100's of thread and benchmarks that my i7's power is completely lost on me since all I basically do is game, browse and some Lightroom.
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Isn't it exciting??!!!!!!!
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Yeah I h ave slowly come to the realization, after seeing 100's of thread and benchmarks that my i7's power is completely lost on me since all I basically do is game, browse and some Lightroom.
Yeah except that you can do all of those at once. I usually play games on mine while encoding video etc
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post #15 of 19
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Yeah except that you can do all of those at once. I usually play games on mine while encoding video etc
Glad you can use it! I usually do one thing at a time..... Don't get me wrong I still love the benchmarks but I have finally come around to realize that the things I do barely require 3 threads...
post #16 of 19
Here is an i5 Sandy Bridge upgrade for almost the same price you were going to spend on the i7 950 bundle, this would be a much better upgrade IMHO.

The basket was created from www.scan.co.uk, a great company to buy your components from, always reliable and very reasonabley priced.

Also, if you could live with 4GB of RAM, you could get a solid performing 1600mhz kit for like £60 (possibley a 2000mhz kit for £70ish)...and if you wanted add an i7 2600K CPU instead, they're about £80 dearer than the i5 2500K.

Good luck with the upgrade!
post #17 of 19
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Thanks Jay Scott, one question, what sli connector would i need for this boards as the one i have at the moment is one slot shy of the one on the gigabyte board, what would i need one of those flexy ones or would you think one would come witht he board?

cheers
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post #18 of 19
The flexible SLI connector comes with the gigabyte board, so no worries with that.
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post #19 of 19
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Ok thanks
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1X INTEL SSD 80GB 2X SAMSUNG F3 1TB WINDOWS 7 64BIT Dell S2716DG RAZOR LYCOSA 
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