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I7-960 vs. 2500K vs. Ivy Bridge i5-xxxx?

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November 4, 2011 12:40:46 AM

Hey guys,

I love the new G1 killer series motherboards and really wanna get one. BUT the guerilla is an LGA 1366 socket which supports the 1st gen. i7s :/ 
And the Sniper2 isn't an option because it doesn't have enough expansion slots.
I have read in many places that an i5-2500K will perform better than any of the 1st gen. i7s. Is that true?
Also, I HAVE checked out the assassin 2 motherboard, and don't want to spend so much on SB-E processors, so its a no go!
What should I do?

1. Guerilla + i7 960 bloomfield
2. Sniper2 + sandy bridge i5-2500K
3. Wait for Guerilla 2 & hope it comes out for Ivy Bridge CPU support instead of the G1 Assassin's SB-Extreme processor support | Guerilla 2 + Ivy Bridge i5-xxxx

And if I overclocked both the 960 and the 2500K, which one will give me better perfomance?
I currently own a X6 1100T @ ~3.9Ghz, will an i7-960 be a step down??

Thanks in advance to everyone who replies. And I posted this here because it is more related to CPUS than mobos
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November 4, 2011 12:57:46 AM

You own a 1100T and you are thinking about upgrading to a dead end LGA1366 platform!
What are you doing so CPU intensive that the 1100T can not handle it?
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November 4, 2011 1:02:08 AM

I know right, the LGAS 1366 is really a dead end :|

&& LOL I mainly wanna upgrade to a Gigabyte G1 Killer motherboard, that is why :p 
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November 4, 2011 1:03:59 AM

Yeah I tend to agree. If youre going to move on from an 1100, then Sandy Bridge is the obvious choice. Honestly, a i7-960 isnt that far ahead of a 1100, at least not far enough ahead to warrant the cost of a new motherboard and proc. Just dont think it would be worth it.
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November 4, 2011 1:08:29 AM

Biggest impact on overall performance CPU!
Biggest impact on Gaming performance GPU! (presuming matched with a suitable modern CPU)
Never upgrade based on motherboard no matter how pretty or fancy it is!
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November 4, 2011 1:12:49 AM

Yea I understand. Just thought I'd upgrade because this 1100T is starting to look a lil bit weak next to the 2500K and AMD 8 cores. And who knows what the Ivy Bridge CPUs will be like
Therefore, I am trying to upgrade my CPU (for overall performance) and sell my 1100T before the price will crash down.
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November 4, 2011 1:16:42 AM

SwaggaLike said:
Yea I understand. Just thought I'd upgrade because this 1100T is starting to look a lil bit weak next to the 2500K and AMD 8 cores. And who knows what the Ivy Bridge CPUs will be like
Therefore, I am trying to upgrade my CPU (for overall performance) and sell my 1100T before the price will crash down.

Do not expect a price crash just yet on your 1100T, the FX 8 core was a disappointment and if any should have raised the price! http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/434?vs=203
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November 4, 2011 1:20:03 AM

Oh great, LOL! So my friend who owns a AMD 8 core can't laugh at me anymore. In some games, I can outperform him :) 
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November 4, 2011 1:24:38 AM

SwaggaLike said:
Oh great, LOL! So my friend who owns a AMD 8 core can't laugh at me anymore. In some games, I can outperform him :) 

Yep you got that right you have his a## kicked in games!
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November 4, 2011 1:29:48 AM

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November 4, 2011 7:30:22 AM

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