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Windows 7: switching from 1366 to 1155 then switching mobo to ib mobo

15 Feb 2012   #1
Darkelk

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 
switching from 1366 to 1155 then switching mobo to ib mobo

Hey guys, not entirely sure if this is the right section but I'm considering selling my 1366 chipset.
I run an I7 960 at 3.2ghz stock, some pretty average 6gb corsair ram and an Asus P685D-E mobo. And have a thermaltake chaser mk-1.


I'm considering upgrading in two weeks. I already have 3 Benq 24" monitors, g19 keyboard, Naga mouse and I'm keeping my 1000w gold modular psu, 2tb Samsung sata 2 drive and gtx 560.

I'm looking at an I5 2500k, corsair 600t white case, a cheap mobo some decent 8gb RAM, noctua d14 cooler, arctic silver thermal paste and another gtx 560. This means I won't have support for three monitors until ivy bridge mobos are released. (I primarily game and plan to across three monitors)

So basically I want your thoughts if I should hold off, stick with my system or whatnot. Keep in mind I'm wanting to play with ocing and only really game.


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15 Feb 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

At stock speeds, those 2 processors are quite close on a broadly-based benchmark. I'd be surprised if they differed much in gaming at stock speeds--with or without an Ivy Bridge motherboard. The 2500K is of course a fine overclocker--not sure how the 960 is in that department.

Have you ruled out another video card or a processor stouter than the 2500K?
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16 Feb 2012   #3
Darkelk

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

Considering I only game i thought the 2500k would be better personally then the 2600k. I was going to get a second gtx 560 purely because I have another. Else I'd just probably go for a hd 7990. Oh forgot to mention I'd be ocing to 4.5ghz stable. Thoughts?
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16 Feb 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darkelk View Post
Considering I only game i thought the 2500k would be better personally then the 2600k.
What makes you think that?
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16 Feb 2012   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

First off you can o/c a i7-960 to a stable 4.2 and do it with low vcore volts and run cool. I have done it. If you can get yours the same it could save you a lot of money.
Next, I don't know of a cheep motherboard running SLI and with a good O/C. Good motherboards with good capabilities come with good prices. What price range for a motherboard are you talking about?

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16 Feb 2012   #6
Darkelk

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

Alright as for the 2500k over the 2600k most people I've asked and the benchmarks I've seen seems like the 2500k stacks up quite nicely to the I7 2600k. If you deemed the 2600k worthy I'd get that then.

As for not Ocing my 960 I don't really have ocing parts in particular, so I wouldn't get a decent OC.

As for the cheap motherboard. I want to get an average sort of priced sandy bridge then a decent ivy bridge board.
1366 is discontinued and I wish to future proof my pc and still be able to buy new parts for the same chipset.
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17 Feb 2012   #7
ignatzatsonic

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See comments in bold.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darkelk View Post
seems like the 2500k stacks up quite nicely to the I7 2600k. If you deemed the 2600k worthy I'd get that then.

The 2500K does stack up well against the 2600K. But it's not quite as fast. You just need to decide if you want to pay the extra $80 or $100 to get very little more performance. Most people don't think it is worth it for a gaming PC. The 2600K is an i-7, which means it has hyperthreading--unlike the 2500K. Hyperthreading helps in some non-gaming circumstances.

As for not Ocing my 960 I don't really have ocing parts in particular, so I wouldn't get a decent OC.

If you are not going to overclock, there is no need to get a "K" processor. Get a 2500 or 2600 and save some money.
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17 Feb 2012   #8
Darkelk

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

You misread that second part. I am buying a 'k' processor. I already have an 960.
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17 Feb 2012   #9
Darkelk

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

I am ocing to 4.5ghz hopefuls regardless if I get the 2500k or 2600k.
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17 Feb 2012   #10
GeneO

Windows 7 64 bit SP1. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darkelk View Post
I am ocing to 4.5ghz hopefuls regardless if I get the 2500k or 2600k.
Then you won't want a cheap MB. Talking $180+ IMO - that may be cheap to you tho

The 2500k should be more than sufficient for gaming. Spend the extra money on a better MB.

You can get Ivy Bridge ready MB now (e.g. The Asus P8Z68-V and Deluxe Gen3 series).
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