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post #1 of 51
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Hey guys what would you do I am kinda on a tight budget right now and am looking to carry over my DDR3 1333 Corsair 8GB ram to SB. Am I better off getting a 2500K and faster ram with the extra money or just keeping my current ram and getting a 2600K?

I really like MSIs mobos what model should I be looking at? Are the chipsets all fixed now with the bad SATA ports? Also will I have to redo all my raid array, or can Intels raid chip recognize it?
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post #2 of 51
2600k is past the point of reason, only buy it if you well. want to say you have it.
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post #3 of 51
Definitely 2500k and better RAM,2500k is more than enough for gaming,2600k is overkill
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post #4 of 51
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Also is the socket the same as the 1156? I have the bracket for my Corsair H50 for an 1156 is it the same mount so I can use my H50.
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post #5 of 51
Unless you need the 4 extra threads in the 2600K for heavy workloads like video editing and CAD work, stick with the 2500K and overclock that thing to the max!
post #6 of 51
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Also is the socket the same as the 1156? I have the bracket for my Corsair H50 for an 1156 is it the same mount so I can use my H50.
Your cooler will fit.
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post #7 of 51
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Definitely 2500k and better RAM,2500k is more than enough for gaming,2600k is overkill
2600k isn't overkill, it is the same thing just with hyperthreading which isn't needed for games. Only needed for things like video editing.
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post #8 of 51
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2600k isn't overkill, it is the same thing just with hyperthreading which isn't needed for games. Only needed for things like video editing.
Thats what i call overkill,taken into account the user's needs.
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post #9 of 51
If you're primarily gaming then 2500k + 4GB better RAM
(remember memory frequency > timings for this setup when getting a new kit).
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post #10 of 51
Socket is 1155 and 1156 coolers are compatible.

I would opt for the 2500K and better ram. You can get up to a 2200 kit and that is a dramatic improvement that will properly unleash a Sandy Bridge CPU.

Look for the term "B3 Revision" when purchasing socket 1155 boards. Asus and Gigabyte are leading in oc performance for SB builds.
 
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