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Hey guys. I was just curious to see what kind of processor And mobo you guys might put in a system like this:

Obsidian 800d
Ax1200
2x hd 7950
2x f60 SSD's raid 0
Corsair dominator ram 16gb
H100 cooler
2x Ben q xl2420t monitors

I'll be using it strictly for gaming. I want something with the most potential and something relatively future resistant lol.
Suggestions?
 

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If you are just gaming then you could go with a 2500K and be perfectly set. Anything past that is up to you. My only question is why are you getting an AX1200 when your current power supply would suffice.
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i7 2600k
If it's just for gaming what would the extra four cores be for?
 

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Get a 2600k and fold...same with those GPU's
 

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While I agree the 2600K is a great choice, I'd go with a i7-3960X if spending that much.

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if you want it now
CPU: I5 2500k
CPU 2:I7 2600k if you want HT
Mobo: Asus p8z68-v Gen3 , pro gen3 or deluxe gen3.. ASRock z68 extreme 3 gen3, z68 extreme4 Gen3

but my preference would be to wait and get an IB
CPU: I5 3570K
CPU 2: I7 3770K again if you want HT
mobo: a decent Z77 Asus, Gigabyte or ASRock and even EVGA board
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If you are just gaming then you could go with a 2500K and be perfectly set. Anything past that is up to you. My only question is why are you getting an AX1200 when your current power supply would suffice.
If it's just for gaming what would the extra four cores be for?
Well im planning on grabbing a third 7950 when the money is right. I figured a 1200 would keep me safe for quite some time. Plus my 750's cables have frayed.
So you think if i went with the 2600k id be set? Ive heard very good things about it, but i didnt know if it would be sufficient for a while to come.
 

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if you want it now
CPU: I5 2500k
CPU 2:I7 2600k if you want HT
Mobo: Asus p8z68-v Gen3 , pro gen3 or deluxe gen3.. ASRock z68 extreme 3 gen3, z68 extreme4 Gen3
but my preference would be to wait and get an IB
CPU: I5 3570K
CPU 2: I7 3770K again if you want HT
mobo: a decent Z77 Asus, Gigabyte or ASRock and even EVGA board
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Any word when IB will be releasing? And ive also been told that the 17 3820 would be a nice option when it releases here soon. What do you think?
 

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IB is about a 10% increase in performance, at least that's what the word is. Up to you if you want to wait.
 

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Well its sounding like the 2600k is my leading bet. Its a good price too, so its winning so far. Im hoping witht that, and my new SI cards, ill see a mjor leap in performance over what im running now.
 

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2600K has nothing over the 2500K for strictly gaming besides the 100MHz clock speed gradient, which becomes irrelevant when overclocking.

Get the 2500K.
 

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Any word when IB will be releasing? And ive also been told that the 17 3820 would be a nice option when it releases here soon. What do you think?
sometime april
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IB is about a 10% increase in performance, at least that's what the word is. Up to you if you want to wait.
this is the current word on performace increase. another difference is in CPU RAM specs for Sandy bridge as we know is 1330MHz, Ivy Bridge RAM specs are 1600MHz..
this next part may not be apealling it also has the new intel HD4000 graphics will be supported by the I7 models and the K version of the I5
 

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2600K has nothing over the 2500K for strictly gaming besides the 100MHz clock speed gradient, which becomes irrelevant when overclocking.
Get the 2500K.
The 2600K has 2MB more cache which is important for gaming and many apps/games take advantage of HT now.
 

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The 2600K has 2MB more cache which is important for gaming and many apps/games take advantage of HT now.
1 is partially true, but that 8MB of cache vs. the 6MB on the 2500K hasn't proved its significance in any benchmarks I've seen.

2 is blatantly false and contrary to what Hyper Threading is, by nature.

Show me a valid benchmark, ceteris paribus, of a 2600K (or 2700K) demonstrating any statistically significant advantage over a 2500K in a game at the same clock speeds.

Most games can't even efficiently make use of four physical cores, let alone four virtual cores on top of that. Even the ones that do utilize four cores aren't coded for Hyper Threading to demonstrate any benefit whatsoever.

Hyper Threading is quite useful for a variety of applications, but not at all for gaming.
 

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Hyper Threading is quite useful for a variety of applications, but not at all for gaming.
Im going to have to go ahead and disagree with you a little on that.
It certainly doesn't hinder performance and the more threads the better.
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Im going to have to go ahead and disagree with you on that.
Nah. Notice that the Sandy Bridge-E has two more physical cores than the plain-jane Sandy Bridges.

The minute difference between the 2500K and 2600K is likely attributable to the 100MHz clock speed difference.
 

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Nah. Notice that the Sandy Bridge-E has two more physical cores than the plain-jane Sandy Bridges.
The minute difference between the 2500K and 2600K is likely attributable to the 100MHz clock speed difference.
If 6 physical cores is the difference why didn't the X6 1100T fair better?
Just the architecture not being as good? And and I asking cause I sure as heck don't know.
The 920 also beats the 750 by 3 fps at the same clock speed.
 

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i would say go a with a 3960X it perfect if price does not matter
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If 6 physical cores is the difference why didn't the X6 1100T fair better?
Just the architecture not being as good? And and I asking cause I sure as heck don't know.
The 920 also beats the 750 by 3 fps at the same clock speed.
Yes.

EDIT: Based on some digging it seems the i7-920 and i5-750 trade blows.

You won't find a single article supporting the hypothesis that Hyper Threading might have any positive effect on gaming because it simply isn't true. It never will be.
 
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