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Upgrade Time
09-06-2011, 08:14 PM,
#1
Wink  Upgrade Time
Hello All,
Time to do some upgrading.
Need some help in deciding the right mix....
This is what Ive come up with so far

Intel Core i7 2600K
G.Skill Ripjaws F3-16000CL9D-8GBRM (2x4GB) DDR3
ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 Motherboard
Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler

Exisiting goodies Smile

Will all be housed in my Antec twelve hundred
Corsair TX 750
MSI 5770 (will be replaced in the very near future probably a 6970 or similar)
monitor is a benq 24 inch 1900x1200
Pc used mainly for web and watching movies via HDMI to 50 inch plasma and a little gaming as well

Budget for those 4 items around 1200 but can go to 1500 only if needed/warranted.

Any help/input I would be extremely grateful. Big Grin
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09-06-2011, 08:22 PM,
#2
RE: Upgrade Time
Well from what I understand and the more knowledgeable members can correct me if I am wrong on this. The only real reason to go from the I5 to the I7 is if you plan on doing a lot of video editing and things of that nature. You could save a little by going to the I5.
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09-06-2011, 08:28 PM,
#3
RE: Upgrade Time
(09-06-2011, 08:22 PM)Phrosty Wrote: Well from what I understand and the more knowledgeable members can correct me if I am wrong on this. The only real reason to go from the I5 to the I7 is if you plan on doing a lot of video editing and things of that nature. You could save a little by going to the I5.

No vid editing but will be OC the cpu Wink
I thought the I7 is all round much better than the I5 one ???

many Thanks
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09-06-2011, 08:35 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-06-2011, 08:35 PM by Phrosty.)
#4
RE: Upgrade Time
It is better but the cost to performance ration from what I understand is not there. However if it's ok to you then go for it.

With not knowing which I7 you are looking at here is a basic benchmark to show the difference between the two.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/142?vs=191

Like I said though, I could be waaaaaay off.
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09-06-2011, 08:51 PM,
#5
RE: Upgrade Time
(09-06-2011, 08:35 PM)Phrosty Wrote: It is better but the cost to performance ration from what I understand is not there. However if it's ok to you then go for it.

With not knowing which I7 you are looking at here is a basic benchmark to show the difference between the two.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/142?vs=191

Like I said though, I could be waaaaaay off.

I liked that comparison thingy, So kool.
I will be going for this one....

Intel Core i7 2600K 3.4GHz - 1MB L2 - 8MB L3

Much Thanks Smile
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09-06-2011, 09:47 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-06-2011, 09:49 PM by Garfeild14.)
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RE: Upgrade Time
Definitely go for the i5 2500k, save 100 bucks and you wont notice a difference for what you'll be using it for. I'd probably go for a different motherboard as well, though I can't really comment on that so I'll let someone else tell you about that.
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09-06-2011, 10:46 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-06-2011, 10:47 PM by 5stooges.)
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RE: Upgrade Time
(09-06-2011, 09:47 PM)Garfeild14 Wrote: Definitely go for the i5 2500k, save 100 bucks and you wont notice a difference for what you'll be using it for. I'd probably go for a different motherboard as well, though I can't really comment on that so I'll let someone else tell you about that.
In my case its not about the 100$ saving but reading up on a few reviews the conclusions are that its a no contest, I7 2600k wins hands down compared to the I5 equivalent.
And only reason Ive chosen the SRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 Motherboard is for its many sata III connectors, most Ive seen on a board so far. Smile

But not too sure about the memory yet, is it best to get the fastest ??

Many Thanks Smile

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09-07-2011, 10:58 AM,
#8
RE: Upgrade Time
(09-06-2011, 10:46 PM)5stooges Wrote:
(09-06-2011, 09:47 PM)Garfeild14 Wrote: Definitely go for the i5 2500k, save 100 bucks and you wont notice a difference for what you'll be using it for. I'd probably go for a different motherboard as well, though I can't really comment on that so I'll let someone else tell you about that.
In my case its not about the 100$ saving but reading up on a few reviews the conclusions are that its a no contest, I7 2600k wins hands down compared to the I5 equivalent.
And only reason Ive chosen the SRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 Motherboard is for its many sata III connectors, most Ive seen on a board so far. Smile

But not too sure about the memory yet, is it best to get the fastest ??

Many Thanks Smile

I may be a noob around here, but even that doesnt sound right to me. I think what the other poster was talking about is if you get the core i5-2500K (with the K, its the turbo edition) then you can unlock it and it completely spanks the i7 AND i9. This is unless of course like others have mentioned, you're doing more quad core related things like video editing. The i5-2500k is a no brainer, imo...
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09-07-2011, 02:06 PM,
#9
RE: Upgrade Time
(09-07-2011, 10:58 AM)Zacman0126 Wrote:
(09-06-2011, 10:46 PM)5stooges Wrote:
(09-06-2011, 09:47 PM)Garfeild14 Wrote: Definitely go for the i5 2500k, save 100 bucks and you wont notice a difference for what you'll be using it for. I'd probably go for a different motherboard as well, though I can't really comment on that so I'll let someone else tell you about that.
In my case its not about the 100$ saving but reading up on a few reviews the conclusions are that its a no contest, I7 2600k wins hands down compared to the I5 equivalent.
And only reason Ive chosen the SRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 Motherboard is for its many sata III connectors, most Ive seen on a board so far. Smile

But not too sure about the memory yet, is it best to get the fastest ??

Many Thanks Smile

I may be a noob around here, but even that doesnt sound right to me. I think what the other poster was talking about is if you get the core i5-2500K (with the K, its the turbo edition) then you can unlock it and it completely spanks the i7 AND i9. This is unless of course like others have mentioned, you're doing more quad core related things like video editing. The i5-2500k is a no brainer, imo...

So if i go with the i5 instead, do i change the other items or they are good to go.

Many Thanks Smile
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09-07-2011, 04:05 PM,
#10
RE: Upgrade Time
(09-07-2011, 02:06 PM)5stooges Wrote:
(09-07-2011, 10:58 AM)Zacman0126 Wrote:
(09-06-2011, 10:46 PM)5stooges Wrote:
(09-06-2011, 09:47 PM)Garfeild14 Wrote: Definitely go for the i5 2500k, save 100 bucks and you wont notice a difference for what you'll be using it for. I'd probably go for a different motherboard as well, though I can't really comment on that so I'll let someone else tell you about that.
In my case its not about the 100$ saving but reading up on a few reviews the conclusions are that its a no contest, I7 2600k wins hands down compared to the I5 equivalent.
And only reason Ive chosen the SRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 Motherboard is for its many sata III connectors, most Ive seen on a board so far. Smile

But not too sure about the memory yet, is it best to get the fastest ??

Many Thanks Smile

I may be a noob around here, but even that doesnt sound right to me. I think what the other poster was talking about is if you get the core i5-2500K (with the K, its the turbo edition) then you can unlock it and it completely spanks the i7 AND i9. This is unless of course like others have mentioned, you're doing more quad core related things like video editing. The i5-2500k is a no brainer, imo...

So if i go with the i5 instead, do i change the other items or they are good to go.

Many Thanks Smile

Good to go!
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