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ud5 w/ 2500k or Maximus w/ 2600k?

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i am looking at which combo to get for my new gaming rig and these will also affect my colour scheme and case. also choosing between 6970's or 560 ti's. which ones should i get?
    
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Gaming? 2500k.
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post #3 of 7
pick whichever one fits YOUR color scheme/ the one you want. They are totally different. one is red the other is blue, you need to pick the color scheme. 2 way SLI will be equal on both, 3 way you need the M4E.

ATI for value, they have great prices. but i hate ati drivers/ OCing ati sucks.
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If you're only gaming. Go with the 2500k and the UD5. The HT won't help you at all on games. Then use the extra money to buy something else.... And SSD perhaps?
    
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yea you need an SSD
they are needed for normal computer use now! lol no sarcasm, i don' use a system without one, it feels like its so 1990.
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Intel 5960X Extreme Edition @ 4.5GHz Always Changing VisonTek R9 290 G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 @ 3200MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 128GB M.2 PCI-E 4x SSD Apotop 256GB SSD 1.82TB NAS Noctua NH-D15 with both fans 
OSPower
Win7 Pro Enermax 1000W 
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Intel 5960X Extreme Edition @ 4.5GHz Always Changing VisonTek R9 290 G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 @ 3200MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 128GB M.2 PCI-E 4x SSD Apotop 256GB SSD 1.82TB NAS Noctua NH-D15 with both fans 
OSPower
Win7 Pro Enermax 1000W 
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post #6 of 7
2500k is absolutely wonderful across the board
post #7 of 7
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ok then nzxt phantom black (going with ud5) painting the accents blue or a 690 ii advanced?
    
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