well from what i gather its like this with the cpus
intel i5 2500k = 3.3ghz $224 can supposebly clock up to 4.5gig sweet as with sufficient cooling (from what ive gathered correct me if im wronng)
intel i7 2600k = 3.4ghz $293 can supposebly clock up to 5.2gig no worries with sufficient cooling " "
intel i7 2700k = 3.5ghz $335 can supposebly clock up to 6 gig no sweat with sufficient coolng " "
please keep in mind this is just info ive read on review sites , how to's, forum advice and topics and magazines.
in my opinion the i5 will hold up to my needs but for $60 more i could get the i7 2600k cpu that can go that bit harder if i need it to although i would only have it sitting around 4.0gig - 4.2 gig. as i said im not holding on to this forever it only has to last me 4-5 years until i update to a new system.
could i throw an i7 2600k on the QVL MB you recommended? or am i simply just better off going with the i5 that you recommended? ( i am happy to save an additional $60 for something that can crank a bit more harder if i need it to.) also i am aware i will have to invest in proper cooling fans and heat syns if im overclocking.
the graphics card you recommened the Radeon hd 6870 2GB, is this the same performance and or better than the powercolor 6950 just $50 cheaper?
*edit* also about the RAM if i was able to get 8gb sticks would these pump the system up that bit more? or say if i did 2x 8 gb sticks and 2x 4gb? or similar combos?
*edit i am sure it is a x64 OS, from what i remember :S can you remember if most versions had it? haha
Edited by Thenewbloke, 11 March 2012 - 07:26 AM.