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Quad Q9650 or i7 2600K !????

Hi guys, im going to build a new machine to play games on max settings ! i also want wait for battlefield 3 !

But im so newbie about build stuffs, and ill be happy if some experts help me !

I looking for one

Quad core Q9650 12 MB
4 gb Gskill 8500 DDR2
ATI HD 5850
Corsair 850 Wtts
MSI MOBO p45-neo 2

OR

i7 sandy bridge 2600 K
4gb Corsair dominator 2133 DDR 3
ATI hd 5850
Corsair 850 wtts
MSI MOBO P67A-GD55 V2

So whats is better for me gamer !??? ill be happy for any reply guys thanks for help me

PS: I heard around that there are a bug on sandy bridges 67 chipsets ! thats fixed ??
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    The second setup is by far the best. The "bug" has been fixed on Sandy Bridge. In the second setup though, I'd not take the i7-2600K, but instead the i5-2500K and take the saved money to buy a more powerfull graphics card. You'll thank me later, and trust me, it will perform much better in games than a strong CPU and weak GPU setup. :)
  2. thanks for the reply Toxxyc ! very helpfull
  3. No problem.

    Please note: I saw the motherboard you quoted is mentioned is a "V2" motherboard? Whilst I'm not completely sure what that means, I'm quite certain the motherboard should have the letters "B3" somewhere in the title or description. This means the Sandy Bridge bug was fixed on that motherboard. Just make sure it is a B3 stepping motherboard before purchase, or you will stand a chance of purchasing a possibly buggy board (which can be exchanged later on).
  4. Just to let you know, the difference between the i5 2500k and the i7 2600k is that the i7 2600k is 100MHz faster and also has HyperThreading.

    There are no games that takes advantage of HT and it can actually cause a 1% or 2% drop in performance in some cases.
  5. New build for gaming? i5-K.
  6. Toxxyc said:
    No problem.

    Please note: I saw the motherboard you quoted is mentioned is a "V2" motherboard? Whilst I'm not completely sure what that means, I'm quite certain the motherboard should have the letters "B3" somewhere in the title or description. This means the Sandy Bridge bug was fixed on that motherboard. Just make sure it is a B3 stepping motherboard before purchase, or you will stand a chance of purchasing a possibly buggy board (which can be exchanged later on).



    Thanks alot for this info toxxyc, very helpfull, i never noticed that ! well i take a look on the mobo pages and thera are a B3 on mobo descripiton !

    "P67A-GD55 V2

    インテル® P67 Expressチップセット(B3ステッピング)採用
    インテル® Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3
    DDR3-2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600(OC)/1333/1066メモリ対応
    PCI Express 2.0 x16スロット×2、2.0 x1スロット×3
    USB3.0+SATA3.0(6Gbps)に対応"

    Mobo website ; http://www.msi-computer.co.jp/MB/P67A-GD55_V2/#img/P67A-GD55_V2_Box.jpg

    Realy thanks for this important info man !
  7. New generation P67 chipset mainboard series
    P67A-GD55 V2

    Intel ® P67 Express Chipset (B3 Stepping) adopted
    Intel ® Core ™ i7 / Core ™ i5 / Core ™ i3
    DDR3-2133 (OC) / 1866 (OC) / 1600 (OC) / 1333/1066 Memory Support
    PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots × 3 × 2,2.0 x1 slot
    USB3.0 + SATA3.0 (6Gbps) support
  8. Get a Sandy Bridge build - instead of buying a 2600k get a 2500k, with the saved money buy an AMD 6950 2gb and flash it into a 6970 :) http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/vidcard/159
  9. Nice oc_mania, thanks for your reply, ill look for this right now ! maybe i can save some money and get it
  10. Best answer selected by xsdejavu.
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