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Need suggestions on a new PC build

By Great1122
Feb 23, 2011
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  1. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    the 2600k is far better and it has 8 threads total. Number of cores has nothing to do with there speed.
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    The 2600K is a better CPU overall than the Phenom II X6. However, honestly, as far as present generation gaming is concerned, you won't notice any difference at all using either. Games are mostly GPU dependent as long as your CPU does not bottleneck them.

    And go for 2 HD 6950s in CF (or 2 HD 6970s) if you're getting an AMD based system.

    In case you decide on the Intel build then still stick with the 2x 6950 or 2x 6970. The 6970 outperforms the GTX 570.
  3. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    rit he is wanting to game at 2500x1600 res and buying an old outdated tech is stupid when you can get a faster tech for the same money IMO thats why i suggested the 2500k or 2600k cpus line also the gtx 570 and 6970 are around the same in performance with the 570 having a lot of overclocking headroom and being the faster card when overclocked.
  4. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 152

    Ok, what if I wait for amd's new 8 core processor bulldozer, would that be worth getting? Also what is the next line of intel cpu's?
  5. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    The Bulldozer is still a while off. Now it depends on how long you want to wait.

    @ klepto12: I did say that the 2600K was a better CPU. Just that it might not make the greatest difference in gaming. Yes, if I had $3000 to spend on a rig, I would go with Sandy Bridge for now (maybe).
  6. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    it all comes down to what you want no matter what we say its what you want that matters we are just trying to give you some options. Intel right now is the better CPU overall and better in gaming. I have nothing against AMD i actually use them a lot for customer builds i was just trying to suggest that you should get the intel build since its around the same money and is better overall in gaming and multitasking. especially if you overclock the 2600k to like 4.5 Ghz
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    Adding in motherboard costs would put the 2600K a bit more expensive...it'd still worth it for me though.
  8. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    the 2500k is a great cpu and clocks just as high as the 2600k just no hyperthreading. and its $100 cheaper.
  9. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    Oh right sorry I misread. If you've noticed, I've been busy(/getting better at staying away from distractions; Techspot, I'm looking at you!) and probably haven't paid too much attention to my posts.
    BTW hyperthreading doesn't seem too useful to me. At best, you see small increases under certain situations. I wonder, is it actually detrimental to applications that only use one or two cores?
  10. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    games suffer from hyperthreading i would get the 2500k over the 2600k anyday from what ive seen the 2500k seems to OC better than the 2600k. not by much but 4.8Ghz vs 4.5-6 is still better.
  11. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 152

    I can wait for quite a while, I might just wait to see what intel comes up with against the bulldozer and compare those two cpu's, if Intel comes up with anything, it might be that 10ghz processor intel predicted it was going to have by 2011 in 2000.
     
  12. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    lol well the socket 2011 is going to be roughly 25% faster than sandy bridge so i doubt we will see any 10Ghz cpus anytime soon wait if you must or buy sandy bridge and be happy now.
  13. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    Lol you can always wait a little while.


    Wow that's interesting, but you can disable it right?
    On second thought, I'd keep it on to look cool with eight threads.
  14. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 152

    Well AMD did say that the bulldozer would be 50% faster than the i7 970 intel 6 core, do you think that sounds worthy enough, I think that'll spark enough competition in intel, I'll probably end up getting the next generation intel sandy bridge, plus I'm hoping the ssd's price will drop by then, and then I'll be able to get like a three way sli, or two cfx's.
  15. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    The question is more if you think it's worth the wait rather than if I think it's worthy o.o.
  16. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 152

    Yeah I think its worth it, and if I wait, I'll just get an upgraded version of most parts mentioned here, besides maybe the monitor and ssd drive.
  17. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    If you wait, new sandforce drives should be on the shelf soon. Also, intel launched their newest lineup of SSD's today; awaiting benchmarks.


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