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Buy an i5 2500k right now and be happy 26 52.00%
Wait and buy a new LGA 2011 Sandy Bridge 6 12.00%
Wait and buy an 8 core AMD FX 15 30.00%
Other (Specify) 3 6.00%
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Old June 21, 2011, 03:26 PM
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As an owner of both a 2600k and a 2500k I have to disagree with that. 2600k is binned a lot better and thus on average should oc a lot better than a 2500k. Worth the extra $$ when overclocking + you get HT which is a bonus. If you are looking for a basic OC then sure 2500k but if you are looking to max out a chip or go for 5Ghz I would go 2600k. Just my 2c
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I'd grab a 2500k (and still oc to 5GHz), instead of a 2600k. Most games don't use HT.
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Here are the issues:

- 2011 processors will be ultra expensive. These are NOT meant to replace Sandy Bridge but rather introduce Extreme Edition SB processors

- Bulldozer is meant and designed to compete with Intel's LGA1366; an architecture that's on its last legs.


IMO, you should grab a 2600K and be happy.

woah, they gave you a sample to play with?


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As an owner of both a 2600k and a 2500k I have to disagree with that. 2600k is binned a lot better and thus on average should oc a lot better than a 2500k. Worth the extra $$ when overclocking + you get HT which is a bonus. If you are looking for a basic OC then sure 2500k but if you are looking to max out a chip or go for 5Ghz I would go 2600k. Just my 2c

flip a coin, those are your chances. plus some peeps disable ht to get a bit more :D
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Old June 21, 2011, 03:49 PM
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As an owner of both a 2600k and a 2500k I have to disagree with that. 2600k is binned a lot better and thus on average should oc a lot better than a 2500k. Worth the extra $$ when overclocking + you get HT which is a bonus. If you are looking for a basic OC then sure 2500k but if you are looking to max out a chip or go for 5Ghz I would go 2600k. Just my 2c
And what would be the difference gaming-wise between a 2500k @ 4.5 and a 2600k @ 5.0?
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Old June 21, 2011, 04:07 PM
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if hes running a 590 or dual 580's itll show up.

less for the amd cards...

for some reason :)
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Old June 21, 2011, 06:53 PM
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I'd run with a 2500k
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Old June 21, 2011, 07:04 PM
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Do you guys think that lga 2011 will have a lower end cheap processor similar to the i7 920/930 of lga 1366? Those chips were great "bang for your buck". They could overclock nicely and compete with the extreme edition chips.. only thing was that they ran quite hot compared to sandy bridge but then again, lots of chips do.
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Old June 21, 2011, 07:37 PM
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maybe not at the beginning it wont

they want it to be top dog over anything, that means making the 2600k look like
a rusty old beater :) well not quite but close.
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Old June 21, 2011, 08:28 PM
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I'd grab a 2500k (and still oc to 5GHz), instead of a 2600k. Most games don't use HT.


A 2500k isn't going to be the bottleneck when it comes to games for a very long time.
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Old June 21, 2011, 09:26 PM
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Gaming? 2500K. Clock-for-clock its still likely going to be faster than Bulldozer.
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Wait & see how the dozers preforms then weight your options. Also how far ahead are you trying to build a gaming system for ?

Also factor into the equasion ... games & other software are jumping into a era where "cores" or "apu" type units are going to be utilized. As well factor into things the games your lookin to play & what game engines there based on.

And also lastly & this is the biggest 1 of all to awnser ... how much are you willing to pay for it all more so "specific things" in it?
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