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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, 12:58 PM
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Hey all, I need some advice. I want to build a gaming computer, I want to be able to play all games maxed out in 1080p... at 60 FPS you know all that jazz, and I was wondering... should I wait for an 8 core bulldozer? or one of the new LGA 2011 Sandy Bridge CPU's? Or, should I just buy an i5 2500k, or i7 2600k? Will waiting result in any benefits? I plan to overclock the CPU quite a bit, and I've heard the new Sandy Bridge models aren't going to be made for gaming, and gaming is what I'm going to be doing, not video encoding... or anything like that I just want a gaming machine! I'll probably have GTX 570's in SLI or a Single GTX 580, along those lines.
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Old June 21, 2011, 01:05 PM
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There is always something better if you wait. Do you want to play games now or next year?
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Old June 21, 2011, 01:13 PM
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Now obviously, and in the future, but is it really worth waiting for something that would offer marginal improvement? Or is the benefit much larger than it is to my understanding. lol
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Old June 21, 2011, 01:15 PM
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other : wait and see.

the 4 quads dozer based will sticll kick some bott even though they may lack the larger cache of the more expensive cpus,if the slides are correct
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Old June 21, 2011, 01:16 PM
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Every new gen these days is a marginal improvement. Personally I would grab a 2600k and a decent HS. OC to 5Ghz. Enjoy.
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Old June 21, 2011, 01:26 PM
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Thanks for the input guys
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Old June 21, 2011, 01:53 PM
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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.
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Old June 21, 2011, 02:53 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.
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Old June 21, 2011, 03:02 PM
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Grab the 2500K and be happy with it. There are always newer (probably better) hardware on the horizon but the time spent waiting for them is better spent enjoying your "new" hardware now.
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Old June 21, 2011, 03:04 PM
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Yeah, I think I shall do that
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