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Gtx 570 with core i5 2500k/i7 930 OR gtx 560ti with core i7 2600k?

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April 3, 2011 9:08:05 PM

Hey guys.. First time building a rig here.. I need help with some decision making.

To start with, I already own a brand new psu:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TP650

Now.. I need to decide on the gpu and cpu...

First off, is TP 650 enough for single gtx 570 (no sli in mind)?

If so, does it worth to get 2600k over cheaper non sandy bridge i7s? for e.g. 930 or 940

Or.. Is it better if i go for 2600k with GTX 560ti SOC?

I kinda have a tight budget so.. I need to balance out between these two options.

I would love to play crysis 2, bad comapny 2 and starcraft 2 in 1080P (22inch 1920 *1080) with solid fps (at least ~45 -50) and I need some help.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
a c 355 U Graphics card
April 3, 2011 9:21:43 PM

The i7 CPUs features Hyper-Threading.

However, there are no games that supports Hyper-Threading. If you're one of those people who wants the i7 just for bragging rights (and there are some people who posted that particular need), then go ahead and get it. Just realize that you're not gonna see any benefits for games.

Actually, I heard that a game called FireFly does marginally benefit from Hyper Threading, but that's it.
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a b U Graphics card
April 3, 2011 9:26:09 PM
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The best CPU currently for gaming is the i5-2500K. The i7-930 is pretty close to the i5-2500K, and the i7-2600K runs games no better than the i5-2500K. Because the GPU is more important for gaming than the CPU I would highly recommend the i5-2500K/GTX 570 combo over the i7-2600K/GTX 560 Ti. The features the i7-2600K offers than the i5-2500K doesn't have just don't make a difference in games.

650W should be plenty for a single GTX 570, obviously for SLI you would need more power, probably around 850W. Overall that particular PSU looks pretty good.
April 3, 2011 9:31:05 PM

GREAT! thanks for the fast reply guys :) 
April 3, 2011 9:39:01 PM

wow deciding to buy 2500k actually saved $100+ which I can use it on to buy gtx 570 :p 
a b U Graphics card
April 3, 2011 10:45:21 PM

Which is the exact reason the i5-2500K is the better choice. :) 
April 4, 2011 2:48:51 AM

That is the combo I went with and I couldn't be any happier =D I love it, just plows through any game on maxed settings.
April 4, 2011 2:53:44 AM

Although for some reason my system isn't showing up under my signature lol.
April 11, 2011 12:43:42 AM

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June 10, 2011 6:45:43 PM

wwowz said:
Hey guys.. First time building a rig here.. I need help with some decision making.

To start with, I already own a brand new psu:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TP650

Now.. I need to decide on the gpu and cpu...

First off, is TP 650 enough for single gtx 570 (no sli in mind)?

If so, does it worth to get 2600k over cheaper non sandy bridge i7s? for e.g. 930 or 940

Or.. Is it better if i go for 2600k with GTX 560ti SOC?

I kinda have a tight budget so.. I need to balance out between these two options.

I would love to play crysis 2, bad comapny 2 and starcraft 2 in 1080P (22inch 1920 *1080) with solid fps (at least ~45 -50) and I need some help.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!



I have a custom build that toook me about 4 months to build as it cost too bloody much. but I get about 58FPS on Crysis 2 and just above that on BFBC2. My rig consists of
Gladiator MSI i7 2600k Overclocked
8Gb Mushskin Blackline DDR3
the GTX 570 OC
1Tb HDD running at 7200
OCZ 120Gb SSD (for running games this is your best bet)
Corsair 700w PSU
H70 water cooler
and just a 24x Dual layer dvd

This makes for an awsome rig but cost me £1300 :( :( 
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