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post #1 of 23
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hey ,

i'm building up a new system, and can't actually make a choice and i need a help
i5-760 is 20% slower + 10% cheaper , 2500k is faster yet expensive (a bit) so the performance: price ratio is for the new sandybridge logically ...

but the problem now isn't about money right now but about time
getting the new P67 chip will need at least 3-4 months (for the new MoBos to arrive not the fixed ones ) plus i can't guarantee that the resellers would not take the advantage and cover their loss during the recalling period by rising the prices ,and if they are willing to provide the k-series not the non-k as lots of people don't understand the meaning of OC in the first place . so it's risky to wait and can't find either the processor and the mobo
but still i want the 1155 socket in case i wanted to upgrade for 2600k (in need for the HT) or any other future models
yet desperately i can NOT find any 2500k in the market (in Dubai) as resellers say it's useless to have it now without a motherboard, and the main distributor is not willing to sell to end user directly ...
buying through internet isn't good idea either , because of the tax+customs and for sure the shipping fees

so simply , i want to know , either the waiting really deserve or not

my system is going to be used on 24/7 basis , and i want to overclock
i760 for 3.8-4.0 OR 2500k for 4.5-4.8 ...for 5-6 years at best

is it going to be good idea or not ,(If not , what is the max recommended clock speed for 24/7 use) , and is the performance going to be really significant on solo-core intensive application ? and will the cach cover the back of the 760 ? and is the cooler a good choice or not ?

the system is gonna be
RAM : OCZ Platinum Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 CL7 Kit
PSU : OCZ GameXStream 600W
MOBO: ASUS P7P55D-E LX
Processor : Core i5- 760 2.8 / 8 MB
HDD : Western Digital Caviar BLUE WD500AAKS-00V1A0 500GB 32M Cache
Cooler : Zalman CNPS 10x extreme
VGA: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SuperClocked 1024MB EE

otherwise
processor : core i5-2500k 3.3/ 6 MB
MOBO : ASUS p8p67


regards
post #2 of 23
no question, 2500K
    
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post #3 of 23
I would wait, not only is the 2500k series faster, its a beast in terms of overclocking potential.
Running 4,8Ghz stable with 1.376 vcore atm. (air)
And i have read these and better results from a lot of people.
I have the P8P67 LE motherboard.
    
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I didnt want to wait so I opted to go with an i5 750 build a month ago & I totally love it. At the time I sold my AMD rig just because it stunk to be honest. I love my 750 i got the CPU & board for 304.00 & I wouldnt hesitate to do it again.

If you can wait till Mid April then go for it but I honestly couldnt wait 3 months
Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 2/20/11 at 1:58pm
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post #5 of 23
2500k no doubt!!
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post #6 of 23
i5-2500k - make the right decision.

Read anandtech.com reviews.....
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post #7 of 23
If you can, I would wait. Either you go with new technology and be happy, or go with older technology and kick yourself for not going with the newer technology that is pretty much the same price as the old technology.

Go with a p67 system, intel said that new motherboards should be shipping in march/april, so if you can, hold out a little longer, it is totally worth it.
     
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post #8 of 23
2500K for sure.
post #9 of 23
i5 2500K.

I'm about to have either a Gigabyte UD3P or Asus Pro for sale..
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i5 2500K.

I'm about to have either a Gigabyte UD3P or Asus Pro for sale..
I guess you missed the part where he wanted to wait for the "fixed" chipset to arrive.

I'd wait, I'm happy with my i5, but with Sandy already out (and at the same price point).. you will kick yourself later if you don't.
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