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post #11 of 66 Old 08-16-2011, 07:27 PM - Thread Starter
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Reading this review the i7 2600k seems to really take out the i5
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When a product is good, we say it's good, flat-out and simple, that's the Core i5 2500K alright. The Core i7 2600K however is nearing perfection.

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Reading this review the i7 2600k seems to really take out the i5


Take a look at this comparison. Is the 2600k significantly faster in anything you do? Keep in mind that the 100 dollars you save by getting the 2500k can be spent on a better GPU, faster SSD, etc. If you're on a fixed budget then 2500k + $100 worth of upgrades will most likely result in a more powerful/faster system.

Based on the benchmarks by AnandTech, the 2500k will give you on average 1.325 units of performance per dollar. The 2600k will only give you 0.913. It's up to you to decide whether the extra hundred dollars is worth it.
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Make sure you find 10% off coupons. Even go into the store and have them order everything separate so you can use them.

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Take a look at this comparison. Is the 2600k significantly faster in anything you do? Keep in mind that the 100 dollars you save by getting the 2500k can be spent on a better GPU, faster SDD, etc. If you're on a fixed budget then 2500k + $100 worth of upgrades will most likely result in a more powerful/faster system.

Based on the benchmarks by AnandTech, the 2500k will give you on average 1.325 units of performance per dollar. The 2600k will give only give you 0.913. It's up to you to decide whether the extra hundred dollars is worth it.

youre right

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razorseal, where are you located? Micro Center sells the 2500k for $180 dollars. If there is a Micro Center within 100ish miles you can have Best Buy match the price on your CPU, motherboard, and even GPU if you're lucky biggrin.gif May save you some money.
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I'm located in South FL. frown.gif

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yeah, I could do that I guess. just get the ram elsewhere...

ok, let me run it up.

right now I had



Corsair - Vengeance 2-Pack 4GB DDR3 DIMM Desktop Memory Kit


Western Digital - Caviar Black 1TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Desktops


Intel® - Unlocked Core™ i7-2600K Processor and ASUS Deluxe ATX Motherboard Bundle


Total with tax/shipping - $759

Id go with this without the RAM. Id definitly figure out a way to buy RAM from Newegg.. 8GB will be so worth it for $10-$20 bucks cheaper than any 4GB @ Best Buy...
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any reason why tigerdirect/compusa doesn't stock this anymore? older version or something?

http://www.compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7089723

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Id go with this without the RAM. Id definitly figure out a way to buy RAM from Newegg.. 8GB will be so worth it for $10-$20 bucks cheaper than any 4GB @ Best Buy...

that is 8gigs... it's 2x4gb bundle. you mean 2 stick 8gig? (2x4gb) instead of 4x2gb?

What's teh diff between 2600k bundle's P8P67DEL and 2500k's P8P67PRO?

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The i7 2600k= i5 2500k

The only difference is that the 2500k doesn't have hyperthreading. You will only notice a difference in high CPU programs
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