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  • 40% (8)
    i7 2600k
  • 45% (9)
    i5 2500k
  • 0% (0)
    i7 960
  • 10% (2)
    i7 950
  • 5% (1)
    other (post CPU name please)
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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
i'm planning to sell my parts out for a new system...i plan to do some gaming, encoding, video/photo editing...

help me pick my next cpu....budget is $500 for mobo, cpu, and rams together...
Edited by nova_prime - 2/28/11 at 11:31am
M4800
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Intel i7-4800MQ Nvidia K2100M  2x4gb DDR3 1600mhz 128 GB SSD 
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post #2 of 11
Im very happy with my AMD phenom II X4 970. 3,5mhz. Or the cheaper 965, 955. Get a powerful PSU (550W ish or better), Motherboard(Asus crosshair IV i.e.), and a good CPU-fan,(like the Cooler Master v8..mine works fine.) then go OC
Have no experience with Intel, but i know for a fact that AMD is a bit cheaper. And imo the performance is very good good luck.
Cool Red
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 970 3,5MHz MSI 870A-G54 XFX Radeon 5850 BE @889/1182MHz Kingston 8 GB @1333 MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm, 320gb Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit Samsung SyncMaster 20" lcd Logitech 
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Cool Red
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AMD Phenom II X4 970 3,5MHz MSI 870A-G54 XFX Radeon 5850 BE @889/1182MHz Kingston 8 GB @1333 MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm, 320gb Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit Samsung SyncMaster 20" lcd Logitech 
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Thermaltake 750W Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Logitech laser 
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post #3 of 11
Love my 2600K. 4.8GHz without breaking a sweat and runs cool I'd also recommend the 2500K.
The Wtfer
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Core i7 2600K ASUS P8Z68-V PRO EVGA GTX 465 w/ 470 Shaders/Memory/Clocks 8GB G.Skill DDR3 1866 
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Samsung F3 1TB LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit Dell U2311H + LG W2242S 
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Corsair 750TX Coolermaster RC-692 Advanced 
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The Wtfer
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Core i7 2600K ASUS P8Z68-V PRO EVGA GTX 465 w/ 470 Shaders/Memory/Clocks 8GB G.Skill DDR3 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit Dell U2311H + LG W2242S 
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Corsair 750TX Coolermaster RC-692 Advanced 
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post #4 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by rebby2 View Post
Im very happy with my AMD phenom II X4 970. 3,5mhz. Or the cheaper 965, 955. Get a powerful PSU (550W ish or better), Motherboard(Asus crosshair IV i.e.), and a good CPU-fan,(like the Cooler Master v8..mine works fine.) then go OC
Have no experience with Intel, but i know for a fact that AMD is a bit cheaper. And imo the performance is very good good luck.
His current CPU is faster VS AMD Phenom II, clock for clock. So would be pointless for him...
    
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Core i7 2600K@4.5GHz Asus P8P67 Pro 3.0 (B3) EVGA GTX 1070 SC Black Edition 4x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600-9-9-9-24-2t-1.5v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
M500 240GB SSD for OS, 2x256GB M4's Raid0 for ... Generic Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Asus VK266H 
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Corsair RM 750x Cooler Master Storm Scout 
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Core i7 2600K@4.5GHz Asus P8P67 Pro 3.0 (B3) EVGA GTX 1070 SC Black Edition 4x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600-9-9-9-24-2t-1.5v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
M500 240GB SSD for OS, 2x256GB M4's Raid0 for ... Generic Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Asus VK266H 
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post #5 of 11
ok my bad. i am oc in training (my excuse)
Cool Red
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 970 3,5MHz MSI 870A-G54 XFX Radeon 5850 BE @889/1182MHz Kingston 8 GB @1333 MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm, 320gb Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit Samsung SyncMaster 20" lcd Logitech 
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Cool Red
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AMD Phenom II X4 970 3,5MHz MSI 870A-G54 XFX Radeon 5850 BE @889/1182MHz Kingston 8 GB @1333 MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm, 320gb Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit Samsung SyncMaster 20" lcd Logitech 
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Thermaltake 750W Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Logitech laser 
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post #6 of 11
You still have a pretty powerful chip there. I'd recommend putting your money towards faster RAM / another GPU unless you find yourself in need of more threads (i.e. rendering, etc.).
Leviathan
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Alexandria
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980X @ 4.3 HT on Asus P6T Deluxe V2 Radeon 5970 + GT 240 PHYSX Corsair 12gb (horrible) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
64GB SSD boot + Raid 10 WDC Blues Pirated Win 7 (duh) Alienware AW2310 Corsair AX1200 
Case
Antec 902 Modded 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Xeon E3-1265L V2 Asus P8C WS Kingston 32GB 1600MHz ECC Crucial M4 256GB 
CoolingOSPowerAudio
Corsair H50 ESXi 6.0RC Corsair HX1000 Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 
Other
Mellanox MNPA19-XTR 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Dual Intel Xeon L5630 Supermicro X8DTH-6F Radeon 7750 64GB 1066MHz Registered DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
4 x 4TB Hitachi SAS Ultrastar Crucial M4 256GB Dual NH-U9DX i4 vSphere 6.0RC 
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Corsair AX1200 Norco RPC-4220 Mellanox MNPA19-XTR 
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Leviathan
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Alexandria
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980X @ 4.3 HT on Asus P6T Deluxe V2 Radeon 5970 + GT 240 PHYSX Corsair 12gb (horrible) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
64GB SSD boot + Raid 10 WDC Blues Pirated Win 7 (duh) Alienware AW2310 Corsair AX1200 
Case
Antec 902 Modded 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Xeon E3-1265L V2 Asus P8C WS Kingston 32GB 1600MHz ECC Crucial M4 256GB 
CoolingOSPowerAudio
Corsair H50 ESXi 6.0RC Corsair HX1000 Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 
Other
Mellanox MNPA19-XTR 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Dual Intel Xeon L5630 Supermicro X8DTH-6F Radeon 7750 64GB 1066MHz Registered DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
4 x 4TB Hitachi SAS Ultrastar Crucial M4 256GB Dual NH-U9DX i4 vSphere 6.0RC 
PowerCaseOther
Corsair AX1200 Norco RPC-4220 Mellanox MNPA19-XTR 
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post #7 of 11
Lots of rendering = i7 2600k. Not so much rendering, more gaming = i5 2600k. i7 950 is also a great choice, specially if your near a microcenter!
Money Blackhole
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3750k Asrock Z77 Extreme4 MSI GTX 680 Lightning G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2 x Western Digital 500GB Caviar Black  Noctua NH-D15 Windows 7 64bit ASUS 24" VG248QE 
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Steelseries 6Gv2 Corsair HX 850 HAF X  Razer Deathadder / Naga 
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i5 3750k Asrock Z77 Extreme4 MSI GTX 680 Lightning G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2 x Western Digital 500GB Caviar Black  Noctua NH-D15 Windows 7 64bit ASUS 24" VG248QE 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries 6Gv2 Corsair HX 850 HAF X  Razer Deathadder / Naga 
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Razer Goliahtus 
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post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
my q9550 has been sold off...the 2500k and 2600k looks good...
M4800
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post #9 of 11
With a $500 budget for cpu/mobo/RAM. The best setup for you is a 2500k + Gigabyte UD mobo and some Ripjaws X. Who knows.. you might be able to sneak a H70 in that budget, giving you enough cooling for perhaps a 4.5+ Ghz OC
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium E5400 G31TM-P31 (MS-7529) NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 Kingston (generic 6-6-6-18 @ 400mhz) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 250GB (ST3250318AS) Liteon CD/DVD-RW x22 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Ubuntu 10.10 x86 / Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Dual-... 
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Acer X193HQ Genius KB 110 Corsair HX450 Something Generic 
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Intel Pentium E5400 G31TM-P31 (MS-7529) NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 Kingston (generic 6-6-6-18 @ 400mhz) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 250GB (ST3250318AS) Liteon CD/DVD-RW x22 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Ubuntu 10.10 x86 / Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Dual-... 
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Acer X193HQ Genius KB 110 Corsair HX450 Something Generic 
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post #10 of 11
yeah depending on if you actually would need an i7 or not, either of the 2x00k series would be an amazing upgrade and can for sure keep you under budget if you do it right.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 4.5Ghz Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3P Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 1 Gb 2 x 2GB RIPJAWS X 1600 cas 9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500 GB WD Caviar Black; 1TB Spinpoint F3 Samsung Black 22x DVD Burner Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit ASUS VW224U 22" 
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Saitek Eclipse III CoolerMaster UCP 700w Modded HAF 922 Logitech MX518 
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Razer eXactMat 
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2600k @ 4.5Ghz Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3P Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 1 Gb 2 x 2GB RIPJAWS X 1600 cas 9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500 GB WD Caviar Black; 1TB Spinpoint F3 Samsung Black 22x DVD Burner Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit ASUS VW224U 22" 
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Saitek Eclipse III CoolerMaster UCP 700w Modded HAF 922 Logitech MX518 
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