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Old June 19, 2011, 04:16 PM
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Hey guys, I had a mobo meltdown last night and Im looking at getting some new parts while keeping the costs down. I havent been watching the market or keeping up on any of the tech in the last year so I thought I might throw up a post and get a second opinion on the parts Im looking at on a first glance. These parts would go nicely with my exsisting components but Im a little weary on the I5 as Im not seeing a lot of people using them but again I admit my research is rather limited so far. If anyone has any experience with this chip one way or the other Id very appreciative. It kinda looks like most people go the extra cash for the I7, which I could afford potentially, but would rather stay in the sub-$500 range so that I wont have to sleep on the couch for too long. But a guy's gotta do what a guy's gotta do!


These parts would be going into my rig below. EDIT: I have 16gb of mushkin silverline and a 120gb OCZ SSD as well to add.

Im an mmo-gamer and heavy mutli-tasker as I like to run 3 instances of Everquest2 + parsing programs and voice comm. + whatever else. (I know, I have problems )

These parts dont look to current maybe a little behind but that helps on the price bracket. Any thoughts?


Thanks guys, really appeciate any insight you can lend a fellow gamer-canuck.




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Old June 19, 2011, 05:19 PM
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I'm an i5 user I have a desktop with the i5 2500k and a laptop with the i5 2410M.

You definitely want to get a socket 1155 product rather than the older generation of Intel CPU.
This on sale combo seems to be popular in the "New builds" these days: NCIX.com - Buy NCIX Bundle Deal - Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor & ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Motherboard - Bundle Deals - 2500K-P8Z68-VPro - in Canada
The only way I can get any slowdown from a game on my very lightly overclocked 2500K processor is Supreme Commander 1 with a lot of AIs. Your GPU (GTX 280?) will definitely be the bottleneck before any of the i5s (even the cheaper ones) in most games.

With the i5 2500K being so much less than the i7, I cannot recommend an i7 unless you actually have an app in mind that sees speedup due to hyperthreading (no games do).
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Old June 19, 2011, 05:51 PM
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if you want 1156, then an i3 is for you.

for 2500, same could be said or as per above p67/z68 and a 2500K
or non k an an h67/z68 for the non overclocking inclined
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Old June 20, 2011, 04:56 AM
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Personally, I'd go for the sandybridge option or second hand (possibly both :P )

What graphics are you using and what res do you play with?

Also the H60 looks to have better performance and much easier install than the H50.. (just from the reviews here)
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Old June 21, 2011, 09:52 PM
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Thanks for the tips guys, I appreciate the comments. I did some pricematching and got the cost down below 400 with some instore deals so couldnt really justify spending much more even tho it may have been the wiser choice. My uncle tried to lean me toward the I3 for the price but I really wanted to try out the quadcore since Ive been running a core2duo for some time.

Again, thanks for the tips yall appreciate the insight!
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