Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › i7-2600k overkill maybe?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

i7-2600k overkill maybe?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Long time lurker, first time poster.

WishList at Newegg

Put together a dream system, but not sure if it's overkill.

A couple things I know I may change.

Motherboard - Might change that out to one that has 16x16 pci-e for sli.

HardDrive - keeping the SSD, but adding another storage drive in the 1 to 2T range.

I have three Asus 23" Monitors already that I'll be using to run triple monitor setup.

I do a ton of graphic/web design. But would also like to game at 5760x1080 (with games that support it) at a decent frame rate.

Appreciate any and all feedback/suggestions.
post #2 of 15
It's overkill for gaming. The only thing it has over the 2500k is hyperthreading, which no game makes use of.

Also, that case is hideous lol.
Edited by MetalBeerSolid - 4/11/11 at 5:55pm
 
Gateway LT2207h
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 3.9GHz Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 MSI GTX 460 1GB @ 850/1700/2112 12GB DDR3 1600 8-8-8-21 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 64GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Asus 24x DVD burner Corsair H70 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Samsung P2370HD Logitech G15 Corsair TX750W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Antec 300 Illusion Logitech G500 ASUS Xonar DG Sony MDR-V6 
Audio
Altec Lansing VS4621 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II Neo K125 @ 1.7GHz Gateway JV01-NL Radeon HD 4225 2GB DDR3 800 6-6-6-15 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Windows 7 HP 32-bit 10.1" LCD 6-cell Lithium Ion battery 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Gateway LT2207h
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 3.9GHz Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 MSI GTX 460 1GB @ 850/1700/2112 12GB DDR3 1600 8-8-8-21 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 64GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Asus 24x DVD burner Corsair H70 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Samsung P2370HD Logitech G15 Corsair TX750W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Antec 300 Illusion Logitech G500 ASUS Xonar DG Sony MDR-V6 
Audio
Altec Lansing VS4621 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II Neo K125 @ 1.7GHz Gateway JV01-NL Radeon HD 4225 2GB DDR3 800 6-6-6-15 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Windows 7 HP 32-bit 10.1" LCD 6-cell Lithium Ion battery 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
The case is not for everyone, but I like it. And in the end, that's what counts.

I was debating between the i5-2500k and i7-2600k and didn't see how close they compare to one another.
post #4 of 15
Yeah, I'd favor the normal HAF X over the Nvidia version, but that's just me.
The Batcomputer
(25 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-7700K @ 5.0 GHz GIGABYTE Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 7 LGA 1151 Intel... ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1070 STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAM... G.SKILL Trident Z Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 3000MH... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 256GB SSD (Windows) SAMSUNG 850 PRO 128GB SATA III SSD (macOS) SAMSUNG 850 PRO 128GB SATA III SSD (Arch Linux) SAMSUNG 850 PRO 128GB SATA III SSD (Ubuntu) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Seagate Ironwolf 8TB NAS 7200 RPM 256MB Cache H... Seagate Ironwolf 8TB NAS 7200 RPM 256MB Cache H... Seagate Ironwolf 8TB NAS 7200 RPM 256MB Cache H... Swiftech H320-X2 Prestige AIO Water Cooling 
OSOSOSOS
Windows 10 Pro Creators Update 64-bit macOS 10.12.6 Sierra Arch Linux 64-bit Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya (Cinnamon) 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Pixio PX277 27" 2560x1440 144Hz FreeSync IPS WQ... Ducky Shine 5 RGB LED Backlit Mechanical Keyboa... EVGA Supernova 1200 P2 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certifi... Phanteks Enthoo Primo ATX Full Tower Computer C... 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Nixeus Revel Gaming Mouse SteelSeries QcK+ Gaming Mouse Pad Schiit Modi 2 Uber USB DAC Behringer MS40 Studio Monitors 
Other
APC BX1500M Uninterruptible Power Supply 
  hide details  
Reply
The Batcomputer
(25 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-7700K @ 5.0 GHz GIGABYTE Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 7 LGA 1151 Intel... ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1070 STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAM... G.SKILL Trident Z Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 3000MH... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 256GB SSD (Windows) SAMSUNG 850 PRO 128GB SATA III SSD (macOS) SAMSUNG 850 PRO 128GB SATA III SSD (Arch Linux) SAMSUNG 850 PRO 128GB SATA III SSD (Ubuntu) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Seagate Ironwolf 8TB NAS 7200 RPM 256MB Cache H... Seagate Ironwolf 8TB NAS 7200 RPM 256MB Cache H... Seagate Ironwolf 8TB NAS 7200 RPM 256MB Cache H... Swiftech H320-X2 Prestige AIO Water Cooling 
OSOSOSOS
Windows 10 Pro Creators Update 64-bit macOS 10.12.6 Sierra Arch Linux 64-bit Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya (Cinnamon) 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Pixio PX277 27" 2560x1440 144Hz FreeSync IPS WQ... Ducky Shine 5 RGB LED Backlit Mechanical Keyboa... EVGA Supernova 1200 P2 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certifi... Phanteks Enthoo Primo ATX Full Tower Computer C... 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Nixeus Revel Gaming Mouse SteelSeries QcK+ Gaming Mouse Pad Schiit Modi 2 Uber USB DAC Behringer MS40 Studio Monitors 
Other
APC BX1500M Uninterruptible Power Supply 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 15
U cant game on 3 monitors with a single nvidia graphic card, i recommend 2x hd 6950 2 gs , same price as the 580 and perform better at normal and 3 monitors resolution.
As ROCK!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4,8 Ghz 1.435v 4,6 ghz 24/7 Asrock p67 extreme 4 Ga-Gtx 560 ti 960 mhz 4200 mhz mem 4G RipjawsX 1600 mhz 8-8-8-24 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
window 7 22 inchs acer side winder x 6 POS Corsair ax 750w 
CaseMouse
Antec 9 hundreds 2 Razer death adder 
  hide details  
Reply
As ROCK!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4,8 Ghz 1.435v 4,6 ghz 24/7 Asrock p67 extreme 4 Ga-Gtx 560 ti 960 mhz 4200 mhz mem 4G RipjawsX 1600 mhz 8-8-8-24 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
window 7 22 inchs acer side winder x 6 POS Corsair ax 750w 
CaseMouse
Antec 9 hundreds 2 Razer death adder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 15
The psu and the cpu cooler are overkill , u only need an ax 750 w for crossfire 6950 or if you want , get an ax 850w, sandy bridge cpu dont get hot at all, so the hyper 212+ is more than enuff.
As ROCK!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4,8 Ghz 1.435v 4,6 ghz 24/7 Asrock p67 extreme 4 Ga-Gtx 560 ti 960 mhz 4200 mhz mem 4G RipjawsX 1600 mhz 8-8-8-24 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
window 7 22 inchs acer side winder x 6 POS Corsair ax 750w 
CaseMouse
Antec 9 hundreds 2 Razer death adder 
  hide details  
Reply
As ROCK!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4,8 Ghz 1.435v 4,6 ghz 24/7 Asrock p67 extreme 4 Ga-Gtx 560 ti 960 mhz 4200 mhz mem 4G RipjawsX 1600 mhz 8-8-8-24 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
window 7 22 inchs acer side winder x 6 POS Corsair ax 750w 
CaseMouse
Antec 9 hundreds 2 Razer death adder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 15
he has two gtx 580. you can use surround with that. also go with 2500k if you do gaming. no sense in spending extra $100 for nothing. unless you want best of best and just like having it.
Buena Vista
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4790K [4.6GHz] [1.25V] Asus Maximus VII Formula [BIOS 3003] NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti FE [2050MHz] [12GHz QDR] Samsung MV-3V4G3 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Intel 535 Series 240GB [RAID 1] Crucial M500 960GB Seagate Barracuda 3TB Western Digital VelociRaptor 500GB [RAID 0] 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair H110i GT (Qty 2) Phanteks PH-F140XP Microsoft Windows 10 Pro [64-bit] Dell S2716DG [G-Sync] 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Chroma EVGA Supernova G2 1300W NZXT H440 [Black/Red] Logitech G900 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Firefly Logitech G933 
  hide details  
Reply
Buena Vista
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4790K [4.6GHz] [1.25V] Asus Maximus VII Formula [BIOS 3003] NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti FE [2050MHz] [12GHz QDR] Samsung MV-3V4G3 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Intel 535 Series 240GB [RAID 1] Crucial M500 960GB Seagate Barracuda 3TB Western Digital VelociRaptor 500GB [RAID 0] 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair H110i GT (Qty 2) Phanteks PH-F140XP Microsoft Windows 10 Pro [64-bit] Dell S2716DG [G-Sync] 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Chroma EVGA Supernova G2 1300W NZXT H440 [Black/Red] Logitech G900 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Firefly Logitech G933 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 15
He has two 580's listed in his spec.

Also a decent 850w will run 580's in SLI without issue.
Murder Box II
(18 items)
 
Home PC
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 6800K Asus X99-A II Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Quad  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Corsair H100i V2 - w/ML120 Pro Fans Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries Merc  EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 450D Mionix Naos 8200 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Inwin Batmat Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 75" TV.... GooBang Doo MX3 Corsair CX430 V2 NMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B w/ Pro LCD Module 
Mouse
GooBang Doo MX3 
  hide details  
Reply
Murder Box II
(18 items)
 
Home PC
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 6800K Asus X99-A II Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Quad  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Corsair H100i V2 - w/ML120 Pro Fans Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries Merc  EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 450D Mionix Naos 8200 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Inwin Batmat Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 75" TV.... GooBang Doo MX3 Corsair CX430 V2 NMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B w/ Pro LCD Module 
Mouse
GooBang Doo MX3 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 15
ah my bad then , 2 gtx 580 then its all good
As ROCK!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4,8 Ghz 1.435v 4,6 ghz 24/7 Asrock p67 extreme 4 Ga-Gtx 560 ti 960 mhz 4200 mhz mem 4G RipjawsX 1600 mhz 8-8-8-24 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
window 7 22 inchs acer side winder x 6 POS Corsair ax 750w 
CaseMouse
Antec 9 hundreds 2 Razer death adder 
  hide details  
Reply
As ROCK!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4,8 Ghz 1.435v 4,6 ghz 24/7 Asrock p67 extreme 4 Ga-Gtx 560 ti 960 mhz 4200 mhz mem 4G RipjawsX 1600 mhz 8-8-8-24 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
window 7 22 inchs acer side winder x 6 POS Corsair ax 750w 
CaseMouse
Antec 9 hundreds 2 Razer death adder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 15
Hyperthreading always has been and always will be a gimmick. It's nice but not worth any price premium.

Save your monies and get a 2500K.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K @ 5GHz Dynamic Asus P8P67-M Pro 7850  8Gb G.Skill @ 2133MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 1TB 7200.12 Win7 64bit 37" Vizio 1080p LCD TV Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
XFX 650W XXX Edition Silverstone FT03B Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K @ 5GHz Dynamic Asus P8P67-M Pro 7850  8Gb G.Skill @ 2133MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 1TB 7200.12 Win7 64bit 37" Vizio 1080p LCD TV Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
XFX 650W XXX Edition Silverstone FT03B Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › i7-2600k overkill maybe?