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if you live near a microcenter you can pick up the 2500k for $197 after tax or 2600k for $306 after tax. my microcenter is in kansas so thats what the prices are after taxes. go for the 2600k for the video editing.
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Unfortunately I don't know anyone on the West Coast ='[ .. But You're right, It'd definitely be worth it. However CA sales tax is pretty steep I think?
Yes it is. I actually picked up my 2600K in Cali, and after the 9.xx% sales tax, The 27x deal ended up being 30x T_T. What I had in mind was to get a friend of yours from somewhere like New England (0% sales tax ftw!!) ship it to you. It would involve more effort on your part in having to organize everything as well as return the i5 you already have (if I read your OP correctly). The net savings should be somewhere in the ballpark of $20-30 I think.

250 + 7.99 shipping (guessing) = $257.99
279.99 + 9.8% tax = $281.08

I guess if you really wanted to be technical you could add in the additional time and gas invested to go return the thing as well
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Yes it is. I actually picked up my 2600K in Cali, and after the 9.xx% sales tax, The 27x deal ended up being 30x T_T. What I had in mind was to get a friend of yours from somewhere like New England (0% sales tax ftw!!) ship it to you. It would involve more effort on your part in having to organize everything as well as return the i5 you already have (if I read your OP correctly). The net savings should be somewhere in the ballpark of $20-30 I think.

250 + 7.99 shipping (guessing) = $257.99
279.99 + 9.8% tax = $281.08

I guess if you really wanted to be technical you could add in the additional time and gas invested to go return the thing as well
Very good idea.. But unfortunately the only place to get one at that price is at an in-store Frys location. And unfortunately Frys is only located on the Western half of the United States. Mainly In California and Texas..

And seeing as you just said CA tax is almost 10% ?!?!? That's insanse! I dunno about Texas.. but it's looking like the only way to get this is if they'll price match it. It'll be 250 + 6.5% Ohio Tax.
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Yeah it was very very close to 10% the last time I checked. I bought my processor back in mid march I think.
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over those two, I'd say the 2600K, but tbh I'd say wait for Bulldozer.
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I swear post quality would go up so much if OCN had a mandatory test to prove you didn't just read the title and type a reply before you were allowed to post anything.
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If you edit and upload videos than the 2600k is a no brainier. JUST GET IT!

BTW if you use Sony Vegas get 8gb of ram or more, it will help alot.
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I'm on the fence between the i5 and the i7.. I bought a i5 at MicroCenter a few days ago. But haven't opened it as I'm waiting on my P67 Pro to get here. I want to know if I made the right decision.

I REALLY want to know. Of course it is all personal preference weather the $100 is worth it or not. I know the only difference is Hyper Threading and +2MB Cache.

Info about what I'll be using HT for:
I run a small YouTube channel. That I'm hoping will get bigger. With my Q6600.. it takes FOREVER to render these videos out.

...So yeah, I do a bit of video editing in Sony Vegas 64bit. And I'd love to teach myself Maxon Cinema 4D. Or at least have the option of learning it and having renders render fast. I have the full Adobe CS5 suite and I'd really like to get into the 3D renders and making my YT channel successful. (sorta)

I'll also be recording PC gameplay. With PlayClaw I think this could help my performance in the game. As well as the compression of files after I am done recording. This could greatly reduce compression times, am I right?

Anyways, help greatly appreciated!
Also, I want to sell my Q6600 and Mobo after I upgrade so I can make up for some losses.
I have the same chip as you do now... and then upgrade to the 2500k, try that at 5ghz did the test and still not happy, grab the 2600k currently running it with HT on at 4800ghz couldn't be happier...

With 2600k at 5100 HT off it was getting 5000 points less with future 3dmark and i was getting 5000 more at 4800 with HT on.

I think its better if you get the 2600k, look for a batch number that some of the people here having a great chip before you go trade it in.
    
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I have the same chip as you do now... and then upgrade to the 2500k, try that at 5ghz did the test and still not happy, grab the 2600k currently running it with HT on at 4800ghz couldn't be happier...

With 2600k at 5100 HT off it was getting 5000 points less with future 3dmark and i was getting 5000 more at 4800 with HT on.

I think its better if you get the 2600k, look for a batch number that some of the people here having a great chip before you go trade it in.
Thanks man. I ended up going with an i7..

Batch number was #3103B332 ... I just opened the box tonight.. Hope its not a bad OCer..

I only found 2 instances of people with the same batch as me. One very good. One very bad.. =/ Wish me luck.
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"bad" still means 4.4-4.5 with reasonable voltage, so I wouldn't worry, anything else is clearly for epeen anyways

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