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October 13, 2011 11:42:55 PM

Which processor would do me good up to $180 for at least 4 years from now.

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October 14, 2011 12:17:45 AM

i5-2500k, hands down!
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October 14, 2011 12:22:32 AM

2500k is AWESOME!
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October 14, 2011 7:18:26 PM

you just changed your price from 210 to 180...in either case Microcenter has them for 180.
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October 14, 2011 8:05:13 PM

Should i wait till december to get it when theres better deals.
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October 14, 2011 9:41:37 PM

There is more to it than just the CPU! What are you going to be doing with the computer and what the budget for the whole build is is more important than which CPU to choose!
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October 14, 2011 9:57:28 PM

what im looking for is if it can last me at 3 years and i can do gaming, videos, photos, and music and by the way it looks its between AMD FX 6 core and intels i5 quad core sandy bridge. or if theres a better processor
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October 14, 2011 10:48:32 PM

You can get a pentium g620 for 70 $ or i3 sandybridge for 110 $, both will be able to handle videos (HD), photos, music without any lag and really fast. For these things even if you get an i7 you will not see an improvement. As for gaming, you will need to buy a graphic card. If your games require quadcore then you will need the i5 otherwise all games will work in the dual core. Hope this helps.
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October 14, 2011 11:03:26 PM

Well i got the graphics card GTX 570 2gb, its just the processor im looking for that do me good for 3 years at least
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October 16, 2011 2:07:19 AM

go for 2500k. all you have to do is look at the benchmarks. What's the point of spending all that money on the graphics side only to go for a weak cpu?
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October 16, 2011 2:27:58 AM

Its not all about benchmarks, you can't relie on them as long if it works for you and its relieable then go with it.
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October 16, 2011 2:43:10 AM

CowboyTech91 said:
Its not all about benchmarks, you can't relie on them as long if it works for you and its relieable then go with it.


It's not all about benchmarks, but benchmarks are a good indication of a component's performance. Why do all tech sites post benchmarks? :heink: 
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October 16, 2011 4:12:33 AM

Dont get me wrong benchmarks are nice its just the thought of the user what works for him or her.
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October 16, 2011 4:43:41 AM

look at the benchmarks that apply to you, it just so happens that the 2500k pwns anything priced close to it.
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October 16, 2011 5:08:18 AM

Yeah yeah but if so wouldn't it be better if I got a 6 core for now in case if programs need it
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October 16, 2011 6:56:28 AM

sure, go ahead. The Thuban in some heavy threaded scenarios beats the 2500k, but it also uses more power. it's your preference. As for me you already know my preferred cpu.
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October 16, 2011 7:21:02 AM

Because I know by 2013 there's going to be use for 6 cores
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