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Gamming, 2500k W/ 2GB 560ti (SLI) or 2600k W/ 560 (SLI)?

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March 12, 2012 3:21:58 AM

Ok so I'm building a new rig for gaming and I'm torn between getting an

"Intel i7 2600k with Dual 1Gb Nvidia Geforce 560's in SLI Mode"

or

"an Intel i5 2500k with Dual 2gb Nvidia Geforce 560ti's in SLI Mode"

Would the 2500k Bottle Neck the GPU's?
Is it worth getting an i7 for gaming or is the extra CPU power going to be wasted?
Thanks

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March 12, 2012 3:23:20 AM

HT is not needed, so go with the i5-2500k. It will perform better anyway.
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March 12, 2012 3:33:51 AM

Something between the 750 and 850 Watt Range, and obviously enough 6 pin connectors to support the cards.
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March 12, 2012 3:38:12 AM

You May =D
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March 12, 2012 4:15:24 AM

I've got that TX750 PSU with two 1GB 560 TIs (900MHz) and a 2500k OC'd to 4.4GHz with no complaints.

There's no way it'll bottleneck it because I know a lot of people use stronger cards w/ the 2500k. When it comes to gaming the only real difference you'll see with that i7 is the 1/10 GHz. That and people with a "best buy" knowledge of processors will be more impressed when you throw around i7 instead of i5.

oh yeah... and I'd totally go with a stronger single card if I was dropping $500 at one time rather than accumulating hardware over time.
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March 12, 2012 4:19:25 AM

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The i7 has no benefit over the 2500k for his tasks.
Spend more for the same thing...
And yes agreed to the "best buy" attitude ;) 

you are correct sir.
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March 12, 2012 4:38:40 AM

I was actually think about the 580 and the 7950, how big of a difference will the 3gb in the 7950 make over the 580?
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March 12, 2012 4:51:57 AM

kaliam20 said:
I was actually think about the 580 and the 7950, how big of a difference will the 3gb in the 7950 make over the 580?


The higher vram only really makes a difference when running multiple monitors at high resolutions.
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March 12, 2012 4:55:23 AM

LtnCharles said:
Gah, why would you recommend a Thermi 580 when the 7950 is better everywhere, and cheaper.
The 7950 overclocks like a god, draws less power than the 580, is cooler and quieter!


I never recommended the 7950 over the 580, it's always better to get a fast single card then sli/xfire with two weaker cards and the 580 and 7950 cost as much as as 2 560ti's. I would go with the 7950 over the 580 even though I'm disappointed in the 7900 series.
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March 16, 2012 12:35:42 AM

It's ok guys the 680 is supposed to arrive in a week and that will do just fine for me =D
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March 28, 2012 10:19:32 PM

Best answer selected by kaliam20.
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