agreed more or less, i5 2500k or i7 2600k all the way for a high end system.
and more then 4 real cores is pointless just because of the way smp setups work.
i don't see why anyone would pay more for a i7 then the 2600k if they know what their doing.
on water cooling were looking at 5000mgz ish.
if you need to save a buck then i3 560 or a cheap amd quad-core. you can get both for about $120 and the i3 can overclock with good cooling to 4500mgz. its probably the best twin core every made though really the way things are going its getting to the point if you play newer games that id get a quad.
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