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Old December 17, 2012, 10:39 PM
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I was going to say I would go with the 2600K over the 2500K beause of the faster codeing and it has hyperthreading which help in some games and other games it don't make nuch difference.But since the 3770K is the same price and it is around 3% to 7% faster clock per clock and it has a 22nm instead of 32nm.Plus the 3770K is PCI-e3 instead of PCI-e2.I am sure the extra bandwith is going to help latter sown the road.The GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 looks nice to go with a 3770K.They use a little bit of less power but they can be a heater without a great water cooler or a great Heatsinkfan.But if you bought a 2600K then you will have plenty of power for your gameing.I have always liked SLI better I think they are just better on the drivers.IF you have a HD7970 then a secound one would make it sweet.XFX makes some decent power supplies ,I have a XFX 850 PRO Silver power supply and i see you have a Seasonic 850watt and both power supplies are made almost alike.since XFX 850 is made by seasonic.Different reviews shows the 3770K sometime 3% to 7% faster and other reviews show it just bearly being faster.But all say the 2600K will run cooler then a 3770k when overclocked.
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