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i5 750 or i7 2500k or Phenom 1055t?

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OK, still waiting to find out if a guy wants to buy my phenom x6 1055t. in the off chance he dosnt ill have a my sig rig, an i5 750 and a i5 2500k. Sounds like a dumb question, all i do is game. no rendering, no video editing. multitasking is limited to listening to music while gaming or surfing the web. Im leaning towards the 2500k, but what one would you recommend. Both the 750 and 2500k motherboards that i want are about the same price so im not worried about that. If you had these 3 cpu's which one would you use as your daily, gaming machine? which ever one i pick will end up having my rasa 240 w/c kit for cooling, one will be used for my son, and the other will prob be a cpu folding rig. Thanks. Also, the i5 750 came with a mini board so if i went with the 2500k, i really wouldnt need to buy a board so it would save me some $.
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i5 2500k is the fastest and can be generally overclocked to the 4.7 - 5ghz range, I would go with that one personally. it also is the newest socket, so the future is brightest for that one.
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OK, still waiting to find out if a guy wants to buy my phenom x6 1055t. in the off chance he dosnt ill have a my sig rig, an i5 750 and a i5 2500k. Sounds like a dumb question, all i do is game. no rendering, no video editing. multitasking is limited to listening to music while gaming or surfing the web. Im leaning towards the 2500k, but what one would you recommend. Both the 750 and 2500k motherboards that i want are about the same price so im not worried about that. If you had these 3 cpu's which one would you use as your daily, gaming machine? which ever one i pick will end up having my rasa 240 w/c kit for cooling, one will be used for my son, and the other will prob be a cpu folding rig. Thanks. Also, the i5 750 came with a mini board so if i went with the 2500k, i really wouldnt need to buy a board so it would save me some $.
The i5 750 is definitely a great processor and can handle all you do, but since you're buying a new rig, and the costs for both are about the same, the i5 2500k would be a much better option.

The i5 2500k is just a fantastic processor.

The 1055t is a good processor too, but it is not comparable to the other two. Also, it is a hexacore which means that two of its cores are not used in the majority of games.
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The i5 750 is definitely a great processor and can handle all you do, but since you're buying a new rig, and the costs for both are about the same, the i5 2500k would be a much better option.

The i5 2500k is just a fantastic processor.

The 1055t is a good processor too, but it is not comparable to the other two. Also, it is a hexacore which means that two of its cores are not used in the majority of games.
Agreed.
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The thing is, do you really need a new processor? Seriously, is there any game that your 1055T can't handle?

Sorry if I don't see the sense of upgrading over your current chip.

If it was an E6600 or an X2 6000+, maybe I'd see the idea.
   
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The thing is, do you really need a new processor? Seriously, is there any game that your 1055T can't handle?

Sorry if I don't see the sense of upgrading over your current chip.

If it was an E6600 or an X2 6000+, maybe I'd see the idea.
I don't need any of them. Its what I want. Was thinking of using the 2500k as my rig. Building the i5 750 for my son and I think im going to sell off the parts I don't use of my 1055t build if this guy doesn't want it.
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