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October 31, 2011 5:41:57 PM

3 machines. Same price. Bit different specs.

Which will preform better???


Machine #1

Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3, Intel® Core™ i7-2600K, Corsair Vengeance™ DDR3 1600MHz 8GB, 2X (crossfire) XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 Western Digital Caviar® Black 1TB

Machine #2

Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3-B3 3.4 GHz, Intel® Core™ i7-2600 Processor, NVIDIA GTX570 1280 MB GDDR5, 64 GB Turbo SSD harddisk and 1000 GB Samsung

Machine #3

MSI P67A-GD65 Intel i7-2600 SANDYBRIDGE, 8 GB VENGEANCE/HYPERX DDR3 1866 MHz, 2 x Geforce GTX 560 (SLI), Samsung 1000 GB Harddisk

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a c 188 à CPUs
October 31, 2011 6:22:45 PM

The first one with the Intel® Core™ i7-2600K.

What is more is that you should able to overclock the Intel Core i7-2600K and get even better performance out of it.

You may get better boot times with the systems with SSDs but overall performance would go to the first system.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
October 31, 2011 6:33:05 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
The first one with the Intel® Core™ i7-2600K.

What is more is that you should able to overclock the Intel Core i7-2600K and get even better performance out of it.

You may get better boot times with the systems with SSDs but overall performance would go to the first system.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team


Thanks a lot for your answer Christian.

So if I open up my pockets a bit and actually buy a small (64gb/120gb) SSD for machine Nr.1, to run just windows 7, games and progs... It will guarantee a quite powerfull machine? I am thinking MW3 and other upcoming gamings like Diablo and such... Running everything in full blast...

Thanks again.
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a c 101 à CPUs
October 31, 2011 6:43:03 PM

Its a powerful machine anyway the SSD will only increase load times.
a c 134 à CPUs
October 31, 2011 7:06:49 PM

for only gaming I think the 2600k is a bit of overkill, a 2500k would do equally as well and save you $100 that you could put towards an SSD.
a c 101 à CPUs
October 31, 2011 7:31:16 PM

Thats true but there is only a choice of 3 if theres more choice then the 2 x 6950s may be massive overkill (depending on resolution) and you could tweak other items.
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