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Intel i7 950 or Intel i7 2600?

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January 29, 2011 12:10:17 PM

Hey guys, I'm looking to get a new PC soon but I really don't know wich CPU to get.. It will either be Intel i7 950 or Intel i7 2600..
I'm not looking to overclock and I just want the best performance for gaming.

If any1 can help me with this choice i'd appreciate it.

Thanks.

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January 29, 2011 11:50:25 PM

I don't see any reason to compare those twos. 2600 is better in everyway. Faster, cheaper, newer arch. and cooler.

but yea for gaming 2500k is just the best valued processor
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January 30, 2011 12:24:05 AM

Best CPU for you would be the i7 2600. Or if you don't need the hyperthreading, the i5 2400 or 2500. Don't need the K model if you have no plans on OCing it
January 30, 2011 12:51:54 AM

I would get the I5 2500k, but just think the new sandy bridges are so easy to overclock and you get a huge amount of performance. Maybe you should your mind on overclocking.
January 30, 2011 12:52:28 AM

Change you mind, sorry for my poor grammer
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January 30, 2011 1:13:18 AM

For gaming, I'd pick the Sandy Bridge CPU's. For serious work, the 950 ... you appear to be in the former category.
January 30, 2011 1:43:02 AM

Guys, honestly any one of those two won't even be taxed to 100% in gaming. Not even close. Just get the cheaper one and spend the extra $$$ on a good video card.
January 30, 2011 9:39:10 AM

Thanks everyone for the reply. I ordered the 2500.
January 30, 2011 7:42:44 PM

If price is a factor, I just bought a 2600K at microcenter for the same price as a 950.
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January 30, 2011 8:28:34 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
For gaming, I'd pick the Sandy Bridge CPU's. For serious work, the 950 ... you appear to be in the former category.

Where do you get the idea from?

2600 vs 950 (Lower is Better in some cases)

No matter what you use the PC for, 2600 is the clear winner!
February 13, 2011 5:36:11 AM

The 950 because the motherboards all work fine.Plus it has 3 channels of memory.
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February 13, 2011 5:38:25 AM

again tech triple channle memory has no real benefit in real time, a few percent at most, so he really doesnt need the 950, its a dead socket tbh, its still alive but its not the future of intel i can tell u that for shur