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I am debating whether to get an Asus Maximus III gene + a i5 760 for around $310+plus, or an Asus P8P67-M Pro + 2500k for around $370+tax (or lower with sales). The only reason I am not going LGA1155 is because the bios of the boards are still not what they could be. Unless I am informed wrong, are the bios of the Asus's P8P67 series fixed compared to launch? Also I will be using the FT-03.
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there are only two issues that people have which are very easily fixed. Both under 5minutes.

go to the motherboard section on intel on this board and look for the ASUS p8p67 forum.

Its on the first post.
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1156 = Really deadsocket more then 1366 right now, most componies haven't even made bios updates in months for 1156 boards

1155 is the way to go right now unless you have the bling for a 980x
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1155 is the way to go right now unless you have the bling for a 980x
Best advice ever...
The 980x will beat the i7-2600k, but when both overclocked using an equvilent priced motherboard and ram with the same heatsink, the 2600K is going to nearly be as good when fully overclocked, but alot cheaper.

Ive heard people saying the 2600K beats the 980x in some benchmarks, not sure which ones though.

Most motherboard companys have already released a few bios updates, and some even have more in beta if you wish to use a beta bios.
    
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Is the 2600k worth $120 more than the 2500k?
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Is the 2600k worth $120 more than the 2500k?
For a gamer NO!!!!
However, if you regularly use applications which take advantage of hyper threading then yes. For example, if you often render videos or 3d models then the 2600K would be worth it.
    
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The $60 extra bucks will be very worth it for the i7 2500k.
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Everyone is basically wondering why intel even released 1366 when SB came out so fast after. So, 1156 has basically been replaced by 1155. 2500K overclocks so well, the 2600K only has real advantages for video rendering and benchmarks.

Skip 1155 unless you want to save money building a system of used parts.
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For a gamer NO!!!!
However, if you regularly use applications which take advantage of hyper threading then yes. For example, if you often render videos or 3d models then the 2600K would be worth it.
I will start 3d modelling as a hobby in the near future, but how much a performance increase for it will you recieve?

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Everyone is basically wondering why intel even released 1366 when SB came out so fast after. So, 1156 has basically been replaced by 1155. 2500K overclocks so well, the 2600K only has real advantages for video rendering and benchmarks.

Skip 1155 unless you want to save money building a system of used parts.
The LGA 1366 successor will probably be too expensive for me and unnecessary for what I will be using it for.
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I will start 3d modelling as a hobby in the near future, but how much a performance increase for it will you recieve?.
It depends on the 3d modelling. If your doing photorealisitc renders/something of a very high quality, or something that includes particles or phyiscs, then you will realise a massive difference, or if you render out an animation.

http://blenderartists.org/forum/show....php?p=1769297 - An example of a high quality artwork were you would see an advantage. If a 2500k can render in 10 minutes, the 2600K could do it in around 6.4 Minutes on average. If you went to animation, 6.4 weeks is a massive improvement over 10 weeks.
    
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