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Windows 7: Built a new P67 rig

06 Apr 2011   #11
meth68

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

With the speeds people are getting out of a 2500k, is it really worth spending almost 2x the price to get a 2600k? I am setting up a new build this weekend


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06 Apr 2011   #12
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by meth68 View Post
With the speeds people are getting out of a 2500k, is it really worth spending almost 2x the price to get a 2600k? I am setting up a new build this weekend
The 2600k is only about $90 - $95 more (can) but with .10 GHz and 2 MB cache increase over the 2500k.

The 2600k also has 8 threads and is an i7 processor while the 2500k has 4 threads and is an i5 processor.
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07 Apr 2011   #13
meth68

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by meth68 View Post
With the speeds people are getting out of a 2500k, is it really worth spending almost 2x the price to get a 2600k? I am setting up a new build this weekend
The 2600k is only about $90 - $95 more (can) but with .10 GHz and 2 MB cache increase over the 2500k.

The 2600k also has 8 threads and is an i7 processor while the 2500k has 4 threads and is an i5 processor.
You twisted my arm I been on the fence with going 2500k/2600k for a week now. I saw so many 2500k builds at 4.5-5ghz I couldn't understand why I should go with the 2600k. I already have my Asus P8P67 Pro / 16gb G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600 and Hyper 212 cooler. This weekend is my cpu/case/psu
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07 Apr 2011   #14
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by meth68 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by meth68 View Post
With the speeds people are getting out of a 2500k, is it really worth spending almost 2x the price to get a 2600k? I am setting up a new build this weekend
The 2600k is only about $90 - $95 more (can) but with .10 GHz and 2 MB cache increase over the 2500k.

The 2600k also has 8 threads and is an i7 processor while the 2500k has 4 threads and is an i5 processor.
You twisted my arm I been on the fence with going 2500k/2600k for a week now. I saw so many 2500k builds at 4.5-5ghz I couldn't understand why I should go with the 2600k. I already have my Asus P8P67 Pro / 16gb G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600 and Hyper 212 cooler. This weekend is my cpu/case/psu
Looking good so far, I haven't even tried to OC and my system is plenty fast the way it is. A Sata III SSD also helps as they are way faster than traditional Spinner drives.
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07 Apr 2011   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I cannot believe that you guys with i7's want to upgrade. I've got a Q9550 and cannot justify upgrading that to a Sandy Bridge yet. I think about it from time to time, but then I use my Q9550 and realize that it's still unbelievably fast and chews up and spits out anything that i throw at it.
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07 Apr 2011   #16
meth68

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You guys have any suggestions for a case (sub $150?) Case fans? (Want to stay as quiet as I can without going water) a friend suggested Noctua NF-P12-1300 120mm?
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08 Apr 2011   #17
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Personally, I like Antec cases.
But many others really like the Coolermaster HAF cases as well.

As far as a case goes, I think this is really just personal prefernce for the most part.
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08 Apr 2011   #18
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah I was going to recommend the HAF X case but unless there's a sale somewhere it can't be had for less than $150. If you got that, there's no need to buy fans as the stock ones does a nice job and are extremely quiet.

My thoughts here - https://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...r-s-haf-x.html
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08 Apr 2011   #19
meth68

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If possible i would like to go mid tower, I mean my main requirements are met by the haf x though i think full tower might be overkill. (I want quiet, very well cooled, usb3, hotswap sata)
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08 Apr 2011   #20
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I cannot believe that you guys with i7's want to upgrade. I've got a Q9550 and cannot justify upgrading that to a Sandy Bridge yet. I think about it from time to time, but then I use my Q9550 and realize that it's still unbelievably fast and chews up and spits out anything that i throw at it.
When you finally do upgrade to something like an i7, you'll be on here on about how fast that is.

I finally retired my 9550, and as I play mostly games on my PC my i7 is noticeably quicker, despite having the 9550 at 3.6GHz.
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