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Hello, I will be building a new gaming rig in the next month and was just wondering which one of these CPU's you would recommend and why?

Core i5 2500k vs. AMD 1090T vs. Core i5 760
post #2 of 201
2500k outperforms the 760 on a 20-30% margin, and 760 is comparable to/slightly beats the 1090T in single threaded apps.....

So, for single threaded apps, 2500k
For multi threaded apps, 1090T.
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i5 2500k...


its new, its fast, there are nice motherboards, its just awesome.


however all of those CPU's are still very capable for gaming. I still use 775 and it games fine.
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core i5 2500k he has unlocked multiplier and you will overclock him to hell
you can oc him to 4ghz w/o any problems and it's almost safe
    
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i5 2500K, and because it destroys the other two for gaming, and you want a gaming rig.

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For games all those CPUs will more or less be the same, as the majority of the heavy lifting will be done by the gpu and to my knowledge no games utilize mote than 4 cores.

Since they are all the same price, clock for clock you get mote out of the 2500 and it has more overclockabikity than the others. However getting a mobo is a bit of a hassle ATM.
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Hello, I will be building a new gaming rig in the next month and was just wondering which one of these CPU's you would recommend and why?

Core i5 2500k vs. AMD 1090T vs. Core i5 760
i5 2500k is the best price : performance for gaming right now..
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Okay 2500k it is
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core i5 2500k he has unlocked multiplier and you will overclock him to hell
you can oc him to 4ghz w/o any problems and it's almost safe
Lol, I like the way you talk of her as a him. If its awesome we usually say "shes a beast"! Or is that just cars?
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I was faced with a similar decision this week. I did a bunch of reading and finally decided to go with the i5 2500.

Although some benchmarks scored the 1090 higher than the 2500, some had the opposite results. However, one thing was clear and that was this; the 1090 only had one more path for upgrade, the 1100 and it did not score significantly higher than the 1090 in most benches. Whereas the 2500's upgrade path to i7 2600 show MUCH HIGHER benchmark scores. So I went with Sandy. I bought an AMD 6850 to go with it though
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