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As has been said 10,000 times over:

The 2600k is a scam. It is only useful if you are an impatient video editor.

Otherwise, 2500k is identical in performance.
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I also went from a Wolfdale to Sandy Bridge (E8500 to 2500k) and I am very happy. So happy in fact that I haven't wanted to unplug it long enough to pull the files off my old system to get rid of it!
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post #13 of 34
2500K for sure, unless u are doing video remdering or something. In games 2500K and 2600K are almost equal.
    
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if u are on a budget, then i5 2500k is ur option. But don't buy it just to upgrade to ivy bridge 1 year later...

I think the extra 100$ will go a long way. For example, if you had a Core 2 Quad instead of that Core 2 Duo (which was also around $100 difference) from before, you wouldn't need to upgrade today, you could have easily held off another year for ivy bridge.

Just sayin, if you're gunna buy a computer for the long haul like you did with your core 2 duo, you might as well get something that will scale better in the distance future.
That was different though. A Core 2 Duo and a Core 2 Quad have a different number of cores. Sure, the Core i7 2600K has Hyper-threading, but that's different. That's why I said, you can choose it and upgrade later, and sell the Core i5 2500K off and still probably not spend too much more than the Core i7 2600K alone.
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As has been said 10,000 times over:

The 2600k is a scam. It is only useful if you are an impatient video editor.

Otherwise, 2500k is identical in performance.
Right on the money! Whether your on a budget or not 2500k is the way to go... seriously no point in paying extra for the 2600k
post #16 of 34
I myself am thinking of selling my 2600k and going with a 2500k , simply because i do not do anything that requires HT in the first place. I had the money at the time to get it , and am kinda sad to see that the 2500k's do OC higher and cooler for the most part when compared to the 2600k, sure i could disable HT and get a cooler OC but then i just wasted 100 bucks , when i could have went with the 2500k.....

I guess the difference could go towards my second gtx 580 sc
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post #17 of 34
2500K is a good option if you don't need HT.
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I myself am thinking of selling my 2600k and going with a 2500k , simply because i do not do anything that requires HT in the first place. I had the money at the time to get it , and am kinda sad to see that the 2500k's do OC higher and cooler for the most part when compared to the 2600k, sure i could disable HT and get a cooler OC but then i just wasted 100 bucks , when i could have went with the 2500k.....
While the Core i5 2500K is the better option out the gate, since you have the Core i7 2600K now, there's no reason to backtrack. Even if you disable the Hyper-threading, you still have an extra 2MB L3 cache. If you do sell it, at least do so to move onto Ivy Bridge later, not back to a Core i5 2500K.
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While the Core i5 2500K is the better option out the gate, since you have the Core i7 2600K now, there's no reason to backtrack. Even if you disable the Hyper-threading, you still have an extra 2MB L3 cache. If you do sell it, at least do so to move onto Ivy Bridge later, not back to a Core i5 2500K.
Yes definitely my plan will to be going to Ivy as soon as i can .
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post #20 of 34
i have an asus pro and i5 2500k both are great. i only game sc2/ff14 and crysis 2 alot but do very little video editing. only when i feel like making montages or youtube videos of people failing on a cheese in sc2. microcenter has a great deal i pickd up both for 358 after tax. cant go wrong there.
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