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Core i7 950 or i5 2500k

post #1 of 7
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What do you think guys?

Was set on going for a Asus P8P67 Pro mobo with i5 2500k but now been thinking of going for i7 950 with an EVGA X58 SLI3.

Hmmmmmm.....

Answers please
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post #2 of 7
2500K any day. It's simply much better.
     
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post #3 of 7
I'd go with SB if I don't have X58 already.
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post #4 of 7
2500k is also cheaper
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post #5 of 7
2500k - it's faster, can overclock to 5ghz on air, and consumes a LOT less power and stays a LOT cooler.

The only advantage of the 950 is HT, which is only useful in a handful of things (and even then, a 5ghz 2500k would probably beat it).

edit: I have the same cooler you have now on my 2500k and I can run prime for 1 hour at 5ghz
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Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 4 x 2TB Barracudas in RAID10 2 x WD Blue 1TB RAID0 2 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
8 x 146GB HP 10k SAS - various RAID levels RAID Controller LSI 9260-8i 512MB LiteOn IHAS124 Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
8.1 Enterprise Acer GD245HQ (120hz) LG W2420P LG IPS231P 
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HP ZR24w LG 32LH3000 (w/IPS) Razer Blackwidow Antec TruePower New 750W 
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post #6 of 7
If you can get your I7 950 for 200$ like i did ( i say 950 ) If not the 2500k is cheaper and comes faster out of the box!! Just my opinion
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post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Think I'm going to stick with the 2500k, better to go new gen with future gen compatability then old gen huh

Thanks all.
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
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