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July 30, 2011 5:37:09 AM

hello friends;
Which one is better among these?
INTEL CORE i7 2600 3.40Ghz
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INTEL CORE i7 2600K 3.40Ghz
Vs
INTEL CORE i7 950 3.06Ghz
Vs
INTEL CORE i7 960 3.20Ghz

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July 30, 2011 5:48:28 AM

Hi Genuis!
So what is the purpose of your new pc?

I think all in all the best budget king is still the i5 2500k.Whether you do rendering or even some other things i dont know i5 2500k is right for almost everything.
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July 30, 2011 6:36:41 AM

The i7 950/960 are the previous generation. The only reason to choose them would be that you desperately need a machine with the highest possible memory bandwidth (they are triple channel instead of dual channel). They are, however, noticeably slower than the newer chips.

The i7 2600 and 2600K are very similar, and will perform almost identically at stock settings. The 2600K adds two things - it has more powerful integrated graphics (if you are not using a discrete video card), and it has an unlocked multiplier - you can over-clock the 2600K; you cannot over-clock the 2600 (to any significant level). If you want to run at stock clock, then get the 2600; if you want to over-clock, then get the 2600K.

The i5 2500K is almost as good as the i7 2600K, particularly for gaming. The i7 is hyper-threaded, and the i5 is not. If you are running things that benefit from hyper-threading, then you need the i7; if you aren't, then the i5 is rather cheaper.
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July 30, 2011 6:37:55 AM

geniusender said:
hello friends;
Which one is better among these?
INTEL CORE i7 2600 3.40Ghz
Vs
INTEL CORE i7 2600K 3.40Ghz
Vs
INTEL CORE i7 950 3.06Ghz
Vs
INTEL CORE i7 960 3.20Ghz


The i7-2600K is the best out of those. It's equally fast as the i7-2600 but has an unlocked multiplier.
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July 30, 2011 7:21:04 AM

ghnader hsmithot said:
Hi Genuis!
So what is the purpose of your new pc?

I think all in all the best budget king is still the i5 2500k.Whether you do rendering or even some other things i dont know i5 2500k is right for almost everything.

U have exactly said the thing,i was thinking.
Going with core i5 2500k is a very wise choice.
Thanks mate i appreciate ur help.
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July 30, 2011 7:23:43 AM

compulsivebuilder said:
The i7 950/960 are the previous generation. The only reason to choose them would be that you desperately need a machine with the highest possible memory bandwidth (they are triple channel instead of dual channel). They are, however, noticeably slower than the newer chips.

The i7 2600 and 2600K are very similar, and will perform almost identically at stock settings. The 2600K adds two things - it has more powerful integrated graphics (if you are not using a discrete video card), and it has an unlocked multiplier - you can over-clock the 2600K; you cannot over-clock the 2600 (to any significant level). If you want to run at stock clock, then get the 2600; if you want to over-clock, then get the 2600K.

The i5 2500K is almost as good as the i7 2600K, particularly for gaming. The i7 is hyper-threaded, and the i5 is not. If you are running things that benefit from hyper-threading, then you need the i7; if you aren't, then the i5 is rather cheaper.

buddy thanks,u have made me clear everything from (head to toe)
Thanks for delivering me more information............
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July 30, 2011 7:24:12 AM

pckitty4427 said:
The i7-2600K is the best out of those. It's equally fast as the i7-2600 but has an unlocked multiplier.

i appreciate ur help.......
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July 30, 2011 7:26:45 AM

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July 30, 2011 10:25:12 PM

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