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I7 K series Quad Core or Amd II X6?

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December 23, 2010 8:44:02 PM

My current system is the one in the sig but my dad would like to buy it for his office for $700, but I keep the 1TB Caviar Black and the GTX 260. I would have altogether to spend towards the new rig about $1200. I'd use the 1TB HDD since it has all my movies and videos. So for my new rig, I was wanting a Sandy Bridge i7 2600K or a 875K and overclock it to 4GHz. Or get a X6 the 1055t or 1075t and overclock that to a 3.4-.6? Which would be better? I do light gaming, not a hard-core gamer. I usally watch a lot of movies and stuff. My Overall CPU usage on my current i7 is 5% at idle and 30% under MY Max Load which is Blur the game. I have not idea if 6 cores or 4 cores. I want to be future-proof and a 6-core 980x, is something I can't afford. Should I just stick with a 4 core i7? If so, a 875K or wait for Sandy Bridge? Thanks for any replies and suggestions!

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December 23, 2010 9:06:47 PM

The 4 core i7 defeats the 4 core/6 core Phenoms quite handily in ~80% of most benchmarks, including games, even if/when at a clock deficit....

IMO, 4 core is plenty for the next couple of years, minimum....
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December 24, 2010 3:02:59 AM

The 2600K would be the best option for future proofing and the highest performance.
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December 25, 2010 1:29:15 AM

If you only use 30% under full load, why would you blow $1200 on a build? I would stick with an i5 or something if that's the most you stress your system.
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January 1, 2011 6:47:49 PM

boiler1990 said:
If you only use 30% under full load, why would you blow $1200 on a build? I would stick with an i5 or something if that's the most you stress your system.


I like building rigs and I have $1200 to blow at something...
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