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2500k vs 2600k (need help please)

post #1 of 7
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ok so i can either get

Zalman CPNS10X Performa + i7 2600k

or

i5 2500k + $150 to spend on whatever.

i was thinking 2500k + NH-D14 + $40 on a better motherboard.

current motherboard im getting is http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=16862

however if i was to get the 2500k, i could spend up to $220 on a mobo: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...1183&vk_sort=1

what's the best choice to achieve a stable 5ghz? i'll be gaming and programming.
    
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post #2 of 7
So I'm taking it that you're on a tight budget, right?
If you are, then 2500k and don't look back, grab a decent board, good cooler, and let her rip at 4.5+ ghz.

2600k if you have some extra coin in your purse.
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post #3 of 7
Get the 2500k, you only need the 2600k if you want Hyper threading and that is only utilized by certain programs anyways, Lower temps, ~$100 less, 2mb less of l3 cache?
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i5 it is. do you guys know if a NH-D14 would fit in a CM 690 II Advanced case with http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=16835

and also would 2x 5870s with in this, with that cpu cooler? making sure everything fits! thanks
    
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post #5 of 7
I think the NH-D14 is a good cooler but I don't know for sure, all of that should fit inside that case.
post #6 of 7
Another day, another 2500K vs 2600K thread. Today's coin flip goes to the 2500K. Enjoy!
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post #7 of 7
Why , you think he should take the 2600k?
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