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Hey guys, im new in this forum, in these days i take the choice to change my pc, i have a old pc of 5 years old. Budget is not a problem, but i have to decide if buy an Asus Maximus Extreme IV with Intel i7 2600k or Asus Rampage Extreme III with i7 950, can u tell me the principles advantages and disadvantages?
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noone can help me?
post #3 of 9
get the newer setup, the sandy bridge if you are looking for an upgrade. It may cost a little bit more, but it is worth it.
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others?
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If you're buying right now there's no reason not to go SB. It beats the older i7s and they're all still around the same price point. Also, no newer CPUs are being developed with compatibility for the older sockets.
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u think i can set up maximus IV extreme on this case?
http://www.virtuatech.it/components/...2741fe7c2b.jpg
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yes, since that case holds atx and micro atx boards.
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The Maximus IV is eATX.
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The 2600K Beats the 950.. even beats the 960, and in most cases the 970.

Go with the 2600K for sure, and if you find out that motherboard wont fit, then just get a smaller one. If you get an asus P8P67 or above (no le, or micro ones) then it will be a great overclocker. People can get the same overclockign results on a $200 and a $500 mobo since its just multiplyer overclocking.
    
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