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February 5, 2012 3:56:12 PM
February 5, 2012 4:00:48 PM

Ok and what is your question, Is it a good rig for gaming? Yes

Could you get a cheaper rig that would be just as good? Yes
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February 5, 2012 4:07:21 PM

for gaming you dont need a 2600k--the hyperthreading doesnt really benefit gaming

get a 2500k and use the saved money to get a gtx560ti instead of gtx560

and get a hyper 212+ or similar and overclock the 2500k to 4.5ghz or so
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February 5, 2012 4:08:03 PM

Games don't use Hyper Threading (HT). In fact, in many benchmarks (both recent and in the past) it has been shown that HT can have a very minor decrease in game performance.

The i5-2500k is a better choice unless you know you will be using programs that can take advantage of HT.
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February 5, 2012 7:16:14 PM

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Ok and what is your question, Is it a good rig for gaming? Yes

Could you get a cheaper rig that would be just as good? Yes

Could you give me a better rig then, I'd appreciate it
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February 5, 2012 7:16:41 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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February 5, 2012 7:35:25 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
for gaming you dont need a 2600k--the hyperthreading doesnt really benefit gaming

get a 2500k and use the saved money to get a gtx560ti instead of gtx560

and get a hyper 212+ or similar and overclock the 2500k to 4.5ghz or so

the hyper 212 doesn't support the intel, any others? please include link
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February 5, 2012 7:41:10 PM
February 5, 2012 7:43:53 PM

And also, should i get an SSD or stay with the hard drive
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