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What is the real use of i72600k.i5 2500k and i3 2100

for a single gpu which is the best processor ..
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    all these processors are great and belong to different price segments. it only depends on your budget coz all of them are capable to handle high end graphic cards. i3 2100 is also a great gaming processor for budget pc's and you will not face much bottle necking with the mid-high end cards.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-llano-processor,review-32239-3.html
  2. In a budget the Intel® Core™ i3-2100 is a great processor and will give you solid results in most areas. For a gamer the Intel Core i5-2500K is the best processor on the market for performance and value. The only area where it falls short is when you reach up into high-end audio/video creation or some other heavily multi-threaded application in that environment the Intel Core i7-2600K would offer better results.

    In the end it all comes down to your budget and what you are going to be doing with computer to find the best processor.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  3. Well gentlemen I doubt this a open amd thread up for debate ? eh ? I have to mention the phenom 955 120-140 $ compared to the core i5 which is 220 and the i-7 which is like 300 ? Sure there great for gaming but, I cant really see spending the extra mulah on it. And you can OC the 965 pretty good. I am a non attorney spokesperson nor an amd fanboy :P
  4. If you can post your budget and some of your other requirements (gaming, photoshop, engineering, video, etc...) then we can give you more help.

    Standard information looks something like this:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  5. Quote:
    then why are you looking into buying a 2500K build? :P
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/317812-13-build#t2365341


    haha good catch there hacker.

    the phenom are how old now? the core i series are just so much better for you money, thats why
  6. :heink: I know :cry: but id rather not spend 220 on a cpu BUT IT'S SO GOOD :cry: it's like choosing between awesome steak or sweet savory lobster....I mean one of thems cheeper (deepending where you live) :kaola: but Someone's going to want one more than the other...but still love the other. Oh and im 15 ? why should that matter ?


    Well, Even the blind can see that the i series is superior. But for the lower guy there both good :P
  7. I partially agree with Trolling Troll as I think I think AMD has a better low-budget (or should I say "I'd rather put my money elsewhere") offering than Intel. For the price of the i3-2100 for example, you can get an PII-955 or PII-965 which are both quad cores and not a hyperthreaded dual-core. Is there a recent "builder marathon" that would compare similarly budgeted systems between AMD and Intel?
  8. Zenthar said:
    I partially agree with Trolling Troll as I think I think AMD has a better low-budget (or should I say "I'd rather put my money elsewhere") offering than Intel. For the price of the i3-2100 for example, you can get an PII-955 or PII-965 which are both quad cores and not a hyperthreaded dual-core. Is there a recent "builder marathon" that would compare similarly budgeted systems between AMD and Intel?


    A while back, there was this article on sub $200 gaming cpu's:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-cpu-core-i3-2100-phenom-ii-x6-1075t,2859-10.html
  9. lol thNK YOU :)
  10. Budget Range..800$ iam in india so in rupees it is (Rs 40000)
    System Usage from Most to Least Important...mainly for gaming,others like surfing the internet, watching movies
    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
    Country of Origin: india ,chennai
    Overclocking:maybe
    SLI or Crossfire..no
    Monitor Resolution:1920x1080
    i would prefer both intel and amd..one important is that im having power issues in my area so i had to use a ups.my ups is numeric 600ex ups so my ups supports upto 600w so pls tell a system config which consumes a max power of 600w..im repeating ,,this system is mainly for gaming
  11. IntelEnthusiast said:
    In a budget the Intel® Core™ i3-2100 is a great processor and will give you solid results in most areas. For a gamer the Intel Core i5-2500K is the best processor on the market for performance and value. The only area where it falls short is when you reach up into high-end audio/video creation or some other heavily multi-threaded application in that environment the Intel Core i7-2600K would offer better results.

    In the end it all comes down to your budget and what you are going to be doing with computer to find the best processor.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team

    Budget Range..800$ iam in india so in rupees it is (Rs 40000)
    System Usage from Most to Least Important...mainly for gaming,others like surfing the internet, watching movies
    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
    Country of Origin: india ,chennai
    Overclocking:maybe
    SLI or Crossfire..no
    Monitor Resolution:1920x1080
    i would prefer both intel and amd..one important is that im having power issues in my area so i had to use a ups.my ups is numeric 600ex ups so my ups supports upto 600w so pls tell a system config which consumes a max power of 600w..im repeating this system is mainly for gaming
  12. geofelt said:
    A while back, there was this article on sub $200 gaming cpu's:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-cpu-core-i3-2100-phenom-ii-x6-1075t,2859-10.html

    Budget Range..800$ iam in india so in rupees it is (Rs 40000)
    System Usage from Most to Least Important...mainly for gaming,others like surfing the internet, watching movies
    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
    Country of Origin: india ,chennai
    Overclocking:maybe
    SLI or Crossfire..no
    Monitor Resolution:1920x1080
    i would prefer both intel and amd..one important is that im having power issues in my area so i had to use a ups.my ups is numeric 600ex ups so my ups supports upto 600w so pls tell a system config which consumes a max power of 600w..im repeating this system is mainly for gaming
  13. vishalaestro said:
    Budget Range..800$ iam in india so in rupees it is (Rs 40000)
    System Usage from Most to Least Important...mainly for gaming,others like surfing the internet, watching movies
    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
    Country of Origin: india ,chennai
    Overclocking:maybe
    SLI or Crossfire..no
    Monitor Resolution:1920x1080
    i would prefer both intel and amd..one important is that im having power issues in my area so i had to use a ups.my ups is numeric 600ex ups so my ups supports upto 600w so pls tell a system config which consumes a max power of 600w..im repeating this system is mainly for gaming



    Well, Lets start here:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.660241

    ^This comes with the i5-2500k and The MSI P67A-G45 SLI/CrossfireX Mobo.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136283

    ^Fast WD 750gb HDD (32mb Cache :D)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148351

    ^Crucial Ballistix 4GB Gaming Ram DDR3

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136232

    ^LG Blueray Drive w/ Lightscribe Support (SATA!)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153125

    ^Thermaltake 575w PSU MAX 80 PLUS (Very nice, I Own it)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156252

    ^RAIDMAX AEOLUS ATX Gaming Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133326

    ^PNY XLR8 GTX 460 1gb Overclocked Edition

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057

    ^Cooler Master Hyper N 520 CPU Cooler (Best for Sandy Bridge IMO)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186038

    ^Arctic Cooling Thermal Paste (Best.)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103060

    ^Cooler Master Case Exhaust Fan


    Total (without shipping & Rebates):

    $929.88

    Keep in mind, after you do all the mail in rebates the total would be about $800.

    This build would handle anything you though at it perfectly.
  14. pls all read the ups part thats my problem ..my ups supports only upto 600w if i get a gaming rig i doubt whether it will support my power hunger cpu.
    is this specs good for 1080p gaming
    processor ..intel i5 2500
    mobo..Intel DH67VR
    ram..corsair 8gb 1333mhz
    psu..corsair 550tx
    graphiccard ..nvidia gtx 560ti or ati 6950 2gb i prefer 2gb for future proof(dont know which to choose among these)
    cabinet..antec 300
    the use is mainly for gaming at 1080p..im going to use only single gpu.i dont know what is the use of overclocking ..from my knowledge overclocking is only meant for sli config ..as this config is a single gpu why overclock is needed..
  15. vishalaestro said:
    pls all read the ups part thats my problem ..my ups supports only upto 600w if i get a gaming rig i doubt whether it will support my power hunger cpu.
    is this specs good for 1080p gaming
    processor ..intel i5 2500
    mobo..Intel DH67VR
    ram..corsair 8gb 1333mhz
    psu..corsair 550tx
    graphiccard ..nvidia gtx 560ti
    cabinet..antec 300
    the use is mainly for gaming at 1080p..im going to use only single gpu.i dont know what is the use of overclocking ..from my knowledge overclocking is only meant for sli config ..as this config is a single gpu why overclock is needed..



    Everything is Fine but your GFX Card and Ram.

    For a 550w PSU You Would need to lower the ram to 4gb (8gb is needed if your gaming, 4gb is PLENTY)

    And the GFX Card is a Bit Power Hungry, As I Listed Go with the GTX 460 or 470 both Run games at that res Perfect with your other parts, they dont use near as much power at the 560ti either. Definitely go with the GTX 460/470.
  16. Quote:
    Everything is Fine but your GFX Card and Ram.

    For a 550w PSU You Would need to lower the ram to 4gb (8gb is needed if your gaming, 4gb is PLENTY)

    And the GFX Card is a Bit Power Hungry, As I Listed Go with the GTX 460 or 470 both Run games at that res Perfect with your other parts, they dont use near as much power at the 560ti either. Definitely go with the GTX 460/470.

    of course this is for gaming
  17. Here is a nice little tool to help you see what you need as far as a minimal power supply http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  18. Almost all of the power supply requirements come from the graphics card configuration.

    Assuming a normal complement of a couple of hard drives, dvd, fans, etc here are the suggested requirements for different nvidia cards:

    GTX550ti needs 400w with 24a on the 12v rails plus one 6-pin PCI-E power lead.

    GTX560 needs 450w with 24a on the 12v rails plus two 6-pin PCI-E power leads.

    GTX560Ti needs 500w with 30a on the 12v rails plus two 6-pin PCI-E power leads.

    GTX570 needs 550w with 38a on the 12v rails plus two 6-pin PCI-E power leads.

    GTX580 needs 600w with 42a on the 12v rails plus one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI-E power lead.

    GTX590 needs 700w with 50a on the 12v rails plus two 8-pin PCI-E power leads or 4 6-pin power leads.
  19. geofelt said:
    Almost all of the power supply requirements come from the graphics card configuration.

    Assuming a normal complement of a couple of hard drives, dvd, fans, etc here are the suggested requirements for different nvidia cards:

    GTX550ti needs 400w with 24a on the 12v rails plus one 6-pin PCI-E power lead.

    GTX560 needs 450w with 24a on the 12v rails plus two 6-pin PCI-E power leads.

    GTX560Ti needs 500w with 30a on the 12v rails plus two 6-pin PCI-E power leads.

    GTX570 needs 550w with 38a on the 12v rails plus two 6-pin PCI-E power leads.

    GTX580 needs 600w with 42a on the 12v rails plus one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI-E power lead.

    GTX590 needs 700w with 50a on the 12v rails plus two 8-pin PCI-E power leads or 4 6-pin power leads.

    ok what about my config can i go with that config..
  20. Corsair550w is fine for a GTX560ti.

    6950 is a comparable card to a GTX560ti. Buy vased on any other factors than performance.
    Do not worry about the ram, each card will have enough. More than is needed is for marketing purposes.

    Your latest list looks good.
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