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Do you guys also think that BF3 will be cpu dependant
 
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Don't bother with the 2600K for gaming. Save the $100 and get a 2500K. That will fix your framerate issues with Bad Company 2 when the screen is busy.

Edit: And yes, BF3 will definitely be CPU dependent because of the new frostbite engine.
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Don't bother with the 2600K for gaming. Save the $100 and get a 2500K.
THIS^. I lol everytime people recommend a 2600k when it comes to gaming.
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Only get the 2600K if you're actually going to be doing some heavy multi-tasking (video encoding/rendering/editing, etc) while gaming or something. The extra threads on the 2600K will do pretty much nothing for games.
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If it more for a gaming rig which I assume with the eyefinity comment...I would go with the 2500k over the 2600k....If you do get the 2600k then disable HT when you game...HT has been known to cause a very small FPS hit...
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If it more for a gaming rig which I assume with the eyefinity comment...I would go with the 2500k over the 2600k....If you do get the 2600k then disable HT when you game...HT has been known to cause a very small FPS hit...
REALLY!!!!! i have not researched allot on the 2600k due me not being as close as i would like to be buying one......... i would like to save a hundy(from saving to getting 2500k) then maybe perhaps i can get the H100 from corsair....is there any future proofing you get from getting a 2600k vs 2500k??????

And also it seems like everybody is thinking i should go 2600k rig over 6970s, will my Q9550@4.1ghz be able to handle those in crossfire even?????
 
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REALLY!!!!! i have not researched allot on the 2600k due me not being as close as i would like to be buying one......... i would like to save a hundy(from saving to getting 2500k) then maybe perhaps i can get the H100 from corsair....is there any future proofing you get from getting a 2600k vs 2500k??????

And also it seems like everybody is thinking i should go 2600k rig over 6970s, will my Q9550@4.1ghz be able to handle those in crossfire even?????
As said....if you're mostly just gaming, get the 2500K and save the $100. The 2500K and 2600K are pretty much identical in performance.
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I'm surprised no one [edit: not many people] mentioned this yet.. but there is literally no need for a 2600k if you're only gaming...

2500k is the same as the 2600k in gaming. Unless you encode video or something of that nature it's a waste of money.
    
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will the 2600k help with uploading youtube vids right???? i do quite a bit of videos......and it takes forever for just 5 or 10 min worth of HD.
Edited by =JLumbs= - 6/2/11 at 7:02pm
 
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will the 2600k help with uploading youtube vids right???? i do quite a bit of videos......and it takes forever for just 5 or 10 min worth of HD.
Uploading videos? hahah, no. That's your internet connection.

It'll help with rendering but I don't think it'll merit the 100 dollar price hop.

I render 720p or 1080i hd video for a youtube channel as well and my i5 760 which is maybe 20% slower than the 2500k renders a 10min 720p video in around 14-16 minutes with a 9mbps bitrate.

if you're doing 1080p the 2600k would help but I really don't think it's worth it for videos that aren't that long. even some of my longer 20-30 minute videos were only taking 45 minutes.
    
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