Originally Posted by tuffarts
1366 get the i7 950
I had no trouble getting above 4Ghz, with the Prolima Megashadow
its a loud rig but stable with low temps
main reason its loud is the stock cooling on the twin GTX480's
I know the 2500k looks great but the price drop on 1366 stuff has been great and they are still releasing new stuff as we speak
What price drop? The CPUs are still about 300 new unless you buy a used one for around 200, but then why would you when the 2500k is faster than the 950 in most applications and costs 225?
Also, its still more expensive to find a good 1366 board and it costs just about the same to get 2x4gb ram as it does 3x2gb.
Originally Posted by Gyn3c0l0g15t
OP, go with intel IF you're near a microcenter. The 2500k is 180 bucks there and the i7 950 ~$200. Best bang for your buck, seeing as the upper level AMD processors are right up in that 200 dollar range. Intel performance for AMD price. If you're going strictly online buying then you should go with AMD.
If he is going to buy online he should still go with Intel.