New sandy bridge i7-2700k

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Is is worth the extra $$ over the 2600k? building a new pc and need some input... also if you could help me find a really good motherboard to go along with either of them i'd greatly appreciate it.
 

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A really big question I need to ask is.. Will you notice a huge difference between the i5/i7 2500-2700k's (1155) and the i7-9xx's (1366) in terms of gaming?
 

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Is there anything better coming out within the next couple months that has been announced by chance? Looking at ordering/building around black friday / christmas because of the deals that go on around that time.
 

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No, you will not even notice the diff between the 2500k and 2700k for games. as the biggest diff is Hyperthreadding and most games are still not even using all 4 cores of the 2500k

thats not to say there is no diff at all. just that you would be FAR better off spending that $100 on better vid card than going up to the 2600k/2700k.

but if your already putting multiple 6970's or 580's in then what the hell right?
 

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Ask yourself if it is worth paying an extra $55 for 100MHz.

To put it another way... The i7-2700k's stock speed (not Turbo Boost) is 2.94% higher than the i7-2600k's stock speed. The i7-2700k's price is 17.46% higher than the i7-2600k's price. Does that sound like an awesome deal?
 

jaguarskx

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As stated, the i5-2500k is better for games. It is 200MHz slower than the i7-2700k, but it is also $150 less expensive. Is 200MHz worth the extra $150? I'll let you decide...

The Sandy Bridge-E is actually meant for the enthusiast market. I'm not sure if the price / performance ratio will be worth it for a gaming PC. We'll have to wait for some benchmarks.

Ivy Bridge is the CPU to wait for; at least for the vast majority of people.
 

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you pay $15 more for a 100mhz.

Its not about supporting its a matter if your cpu can keep up with 2 gpus cutting through their workload. The 2500k have no problem keeping up unless your running a extremely low resolution with high end gpus
 

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