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November 8, 2011 2:26:23 AM

I'm replacing my 5 year old Dell containing a Pentium D 3.4 GHz with a new computer that I will put together myself. I was wondering if I should go ahead and go with the 2500K or wait for the 3930K. I will be using it mostly for gaming. I also plan on getting an eyefinity 3 setup. Should I save money by going with the 2500K and then upgrade again in 2-3 years? Or should I go with the 3930K which will have PCI-e 3.0 and a three gpu setup along with 16GB of quad-channel memory and have that last for 5-6 years? Please support your opinion with reasons for me choosing one over the other. Thanks ahead of time for any help! :) 

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November 8, 2011 2:34:52 AM
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i5-2500k and you won't need to upgrade in 3years or more!

The 3930k will be one expensive CPU. Not the best bang for buck. Ivy Bridge would be a better wait than that. The max you need for gaming right now is 8gb. Also, 3GPU setup is the worst.
November 8, 2011 2:38:57 AM

Deffinetly stick with the 2500k, 8GB is great for gaming right now anymore than that would just be a waste. System should last 2-3 years I would use just one GPU for now and then upgrade to SLI/XF and then into 3 way if possible
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November 8, 2011 2:46:21 AM

cutebeans said:
i5-2500k and you won't need to upgrade in 3years or more!

The 3930k will be one expensive CPU. Not the best bang for buck. Ivy Bridge would be a better wait than that. The max you need for gaming right now is 8gb. Also, 3GPU setup is the worst.


I meant two gpu's. xD So what should I do with the money I save by getting the 8gb and the 2500K? Here is my list of things to get so far: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
November 8, 2011 2:49:37 AM

Up the GPU as always most of us would say, you dont have a gpu in your list. Two 560 Ti's would be good if you can afford it how much are you willing to spend?
November 8, 2011 2:52:57 AM

Get a single GTX 570, it's pretty good.
November 8, 2011 2:53:49 AM

Emelth said:
Up the GPU as always most of us would say, you dont have a gpu in your list. Two 560 Ti's would be good if you can afford it how much are you willing to spend?


Something I also forgot to mention. xD When it comes out, I'm planning on buying a 7950 or 7970. I can crossfire it once I get enough money for another one. Until then, I can use the integrated graphics or take the 6770 out of my old machine and put it in the new one for a while.
November 15, 2011 1:16:46 AM

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