Going intel

pretty much what it says ^^ im selling my phenom 1090t to my mate plus mobo to go intel any ideas on what i should go for?
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  1. also i havent got a budget just as long as it wont break my bank
  2. depends what you want to use it for

    if its for gaming then probably the 2500k

    if you need hyperthreading then 2600k

    both also highly overclockable
  3. gaming mainly thats what i use my system for got the 7970 recently but rmaing it because of the annoying coil whine
  4. disaster101 said:
    gaming mainly thats what i use my system for got the 7970 recently but rmaing it because of the annoying coil whine



    Hi :)

    It doesnt have a coil..lol

    It DOES have a fan thats noisy when gaming though, the same as all big graphics cards...

    All the best Brett :)
  5. Hey from what i found out it is coil whine from a transistor on the card and was also confirmed as well but anyway yeah i been looking at the 2500k and 2600k roughly the prices I was expecting to pay so that's good ^^
  6. Brett928S2 said:
    It doesnt have a coil..lol

    All switching DC-DC converters of any significant power use either an inductor (buck regulator) or transformer (forward converter) but they are often encapsulated to make them compatible with pick-and-place automated assembly. Those typically look like small generic black boxes, often solid epoxy or plastic injection directly on top of the inductor/transformer.
  7. Going with the Intel® Core™ i5-2500K or Intel Core i5-3570K and a good Z77 chipset based board would be your best option. They are both great performing processors for a gaming environment and offer outstanding value.


    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
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