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Old January 14, 2011, 12:32 PM
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even at 1920 and such it makes a difference, didnt expect that one. should i link it too? :)
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Old January 14, 2011, 12:50 PM
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link it up man. :)
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Old January 14, 2011, 12:51 PM
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Should be a big time upgrade depending on what CPU and board you get.
Well, I am looking at the ASUS P8P67 PRO. Still not sure if I shoud get the i7 2600K or go with the i5 2500K. Since my PC is mainly used for gaming.
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Old January 14, 2011, 12:54 PM
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Intel Unveils Sandy Bridge: Core i7 2600K, i5 2500K, i5 2400, i3 2100 CPUs - Starcraft II - Legit Reviews


2500k all the way. dont double post :) and of course,
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Old January 14, 2011, 12:58 PM
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2500k prob the best value, 2600k for prob a better oc.
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Old January 14, 2011, 01:37 PM
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i woudl go 2500K or 2600K they would be an excellent upgrade for you. That is unless you want to wait until the platform matures and maybe even until ivybridge comes out.
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Old January 15, 2011, 03:00 PM
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Ya, I am leaning hard on the i5 2500K. Since it is cheaper and in game benches, it runs right up there with the i7 2600K.
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Old January 17, 2011, 06:07 PM
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Depends on what you do. I regret building my i7 970 rig, as I only use it for watch standard definition TV series. My 5 years old Opteron 170 rig works the same and it is quieter than my new rig.
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Old January 18, 2011, 04:10 PM
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Depends on what you do. I regret building my i7 970 rig, as I only use it for watch standard definition TV series. My 5 years old Opteron 170 rig works the same and it is quieter than my new rig.
Why would you build a gaming rig like that for TV. I would say that was overkill lol. oh well, should last you for a long time for sure. My E8400 has gave me great performance for the last 3 years. But it's time to move up to something else. I almost dumped my 5850 for a 6950. But after reading loads of reviews. I think the money spent vs. the performance didn't justify it. But I know a great quad core like the i5 2500K or i7 2600K will give me a better performance boost for gaming. I hope anyways
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Old April 5, 2011, 08:31 PM
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bumping this up cause im interested too...

the only difference is im running an e8500 at 4.16ghz........

what kind of performance increase could I expect from an upgrade to 2600k ? i mainly use my rig for gaming...

currect setup is
e8500 @ 4.16ghz on corsair h50
4gb ddr2 800mhz
xfx hd4890
intel 80gb ssd + 2x 500gb storage drives
ultra x4 750w psu

thanks !
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