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Need help picking a CPU

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August 12, 2011 10:23:30 PM

Hey,

I am currently planning on building a PC, and the CPU choice is between Intel® Core™ i7-870 Processor and Intel® Core™ i7-2600 Processor.

Suggestions?

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August 12, 2011 10:30:21 PM

Well that's a no brainer, the 2600 is more powerful period. But more importantly what is your budget for the whole build and computer uses?
August 12, 2011 10:33:43 PM

The price was the same in the store, but I actually found the 2600k for a cheaper price. Strange, but at the cpu benchmarks the 2600k seems pretty strong. I think I'll be going for that one.
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August 12, 2011 10:47:14 PM

Is it for gaming or for other uses, like 3D modeling? If the answer is gaming, get the 2500K. It performs the same in games (hyper-threading doesn't help, since current games don't use more than 3 cores) and costs a bunch less. Overclock it, of course.
What kind of graphics hardware are you thinking of?
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