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Should i get the i5 2500k or the i7 2700k for gaming?

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April 30, 2012 6:57:40 AM

Should i get the i5 2500k found here: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

or should i get the i7 2700k found here: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

this is for pure gaming and price does not matter! so which one will be better for gaming?

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April 30, 2012 7:16:23 AM

Save your monies and get an I5 spend the difference on a cpu cooler and oc that bad boy. Much much better value for monies.
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April 30, 2012 7:23:28 AM

Ok well what CPU cooler should I get?
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April 30, 2012 7:27:48 AM

The best for price is the coolest master 212 plus (or 212 evo -newer model, comes with additional fan clips) I've seen 5ghz i5's on those things.

Cools my oc'd 960t running at 4.6 ghz x6 core amd to 50degC!
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April 30, 2012 7:31:50 AM

OK thanks for the quick reply! but for gaming which one is better because i will be able to get the 2700k and the 212 EVO it doesn't matter what the price difference is though.
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April 30, 2012 7:58:15 AM

No worries, well the 2600k will max it on pretty much every setting, the 2700k is just overkill! But it's sure as hell future proof for years to come, also good for any encoding you may do. Again, accounting for any future possibility the i7 is an awesome cpu.
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May 10, 2012 8:52:24 AM

Best answer selected by mark12000.
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