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February 16, 2012 3:49:23 AM

So I'm in a predicament, I know the rampage is amazing but I know the p67 isn't that great according to people on other forums. I'm not sure whether to buy a
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... with a
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or 2500k or 2700k

or:

The 2500k or 2700k or 2600k + better motherboard?


also I'm not sure
is the lga 2011 compatible in anyway with 1155

I'll be doing gaming only

budget of about 700
February 16, 2012 4:40:01 AM

if you are going to be gaming i would recommend going with the 2500k and putting the extra money towards a better video card.
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February 16, 2012 5:04:06 AM

If you stop to ask, the answer is most certainly the i5-2500K. The i7 is for people who don't bat an eye at spending 50% more money for about 5% more performance.

Put that other $100 where it will do some obvious good.
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February 16, 2012 5:31:38 AM

The 2700k can overclock stable to 5.7ghz while a 2500k can overclock stable to 4.5-5.0ghz stable. This is going to be a 24/7 machine and I have 2 580's sli'd
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February 16, 2012 9:05:48 PM

so?
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February 17, 2012 3:31:08 AM

Your statements about overclocking don't change the fact that buying the i7 over the i5 is 50-75% more expensive and only 5-15% faster, depending on whether you get the 2600K or 2700K. It's still a personal judgement call: do you want to spend that extra money for the small amount of improvement it buys?

There are other areas in a build that can benefit from extra investment, too, like using a SSD for a boot drive, RAID, or a motherboard that supports tri-SLI and a 3rd gfx card.

If you have enough money to maximize performance in every area of a build and you're still asking this kind of question, give us a break and stop trolling.
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February 17, 2012 4:12:17 AM

sewalk said:
Your statements about overclocking don't change the fact that buying the i7 over the i5 is 50-75% more expensive and only 5-15% faster, depending on whether you get the 2600K or 2700K. It's still a personal judgement call: do you want to spend that extra money for the small amount of improvement it buys?

There are other areas in a build that can benefit from extra investment, too, like using a SSD for a boot drive, RAID, or a motherboard that supports tri-SLI and a 3rd gfx card.

If you have enough money to maximize performance in every area of a build and you're still asking this kind of question, give us a break and stop trolling.



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