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I5 2500k or I7 2600k

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October 30, 2011 5:18:40 AM

Okay so i am building a cyberpower computer for my friend here are specs:
Case: * Apevia X-Trooper LED Light Mid-Tower Case w/ Side Window [+1] (Green LED Light Color)

Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum 120MM Color Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+15] (Green Color)

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)

Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more) [+49]


Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)

Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant

Motherboard: * [CrossFireX] GigaByte Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Intel Smart Response Tech. & 7.1 Dolby Home Theater Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, mSATA Connector onboard, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified)

Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair XMS Gaming Memory with Heat Spreader)

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+283] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

Power Supply Upgrade: 850 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+97]

Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)

Optical Drive: Sony 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [+4] (BLACK COLOR)

Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

Network: Intel Pro Gigabite 10/100/1000 Network Card [+34]

Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)

Should i downgrade PSU and extreme overclock, and upgrade to I7 2600k or leave it as is on I5 2500k? He will be running BF3 on a 17 inch monitor on ULTRA/HIGH settings with 1680x1050 res maybe higher in future.

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October 30, 2011 7:21:47 AM

If the price difference between them is under $50,get 2600k;otherwise,go with 2500k because the performance difference between them isn't notable
October 30, 2011 7:44:02 AM

I second Maziar's opinion
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October 30, 2011 7:48:43 AM

I guess if NoobNeb can second Maziar's opinion, then I can third Maziar's opinion.
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October 30, 2011 8:08:32 AM

How much does that work out in total? Why not pop over to newegg. Get what you want then put it together for your friend for cheaper
October 30, 2011 8:09:40 AM

i2500k see tomshardware article on bf3 performance, if you don't believe me.

If he's also going to do video editing or lots of compiling or 3d rendering i2600k, but if it's bf3 and fb internet stuff, i2500k unquestionably.
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October 30, 2011 10:21:50 AM

Even for video editing/3d rendering,i5 2500k is fine.100MHz isn't going to make a notable difference in almost all apps
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