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I replaced my 1090T with a 2500k and the difference is ridiculous, especially in a multi-gpu setup. The 1090T is ok if you'll actually use all six cores, but the 2500k is so much faster. I wish I would have switched sooner.
 
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thanks guys +rep, I just needed some reassurance I made the right choice
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I'm probably making the switch too since BD is delayed.

2500k for gaming is more than enough.




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I'm probably making the switch too since BD is delayed.

2500k for gaming is more than enough.




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yep thats why I did this, didnt want to wait any longer i sold my 1090t a month ago.
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You got shotgun man, no backseat for you.
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if just gaming, you made the right choice. if you plan on doing some dev work, encoding 2600k is better.

If you still regret, just don't open the drive and just rma it. You can order the 2600k at any time.
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People around here put so much emphasis on their CPU when it comes to gaming. Seriously you think your CPU is going to give you fantastic performance when gaming?

Sure some games are CPU intensive but it's almost NOTHING that a stock i5 750 can't laugh at.

Sure you look at benchmarks and compare numbers etc, but that means jack against real world noticeable performance (that is if you value your money). People can kid themselves all day if they think they can tell the difference between a 2600K and an i5 750 when gaming, I own both.

Before anyone starts getting all defensive, I am talking strictly about gaming, not hardcore video editing, where yes, a beefy OC CPU is very useful.

Get your self a decent quad core (which you have just done) and if you feel there is anything lacking then grab a more powerful GPU setup (yours is MORE than enough)

You have bought a good chip and you ave a good rig so enjoy.
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People around here put so much emphasis on their CPU when it comes to gaming. Seriously you think your CPU is going to give you fantastic performance when gaming?

Sure some games are CPU intensive but it's almost NOTHING that a stock i5 750 can't laugh at.

Sure you look at benchmarks and compare numbers etc, but that means jack against real world noticeable performance (that is if you value your money). People can kid themselves all day if they think they can tell the difference between a 2600K and an i5 750 when gaming, I own both.

Before anyone starts getting all defensive, I am talking strictly about gaming, not hardcore video editing, where yes, a beefy OC CPU is very useful.

Get your self a decent quad core (which you have just done) and if you feel there is anything lacking then grab a more powerful GPU setup (yours is MORE than enough)

You have bought a good chip and you ave a good rig so enjoy.

It's all relative.

A triple GTX 580 setup at high res (think single monitor 3MP+ or multi-monitor 6MP+) would rape a stock i5 2500K or a 4GHz i7 920. It's been proven that CPU performance will hold back the heaviest of GPU setup's.

A single GTX 580 setup at 1080P/1200P wouldn't tax either a 4GHz i7 920 or a 5GHz i5 2500K.

It also depends on which game as well.

It's all relative.
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post #29 of 33
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I think you will be very happy with your i5 2500K They are blazing fast
    
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post #30 of 33
Definitely keep the i5 2500k it's a beast of a chip and easily overclock. Better bang for the buck than some i7 9xx
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