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I am thinking of getting a Core i5 2400K for a GTX 580 or should I get a i7 2600K
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What are you doing with it?

Gaming only then go with the i5. Using multithreaded applications like video editing and rendering, audio rendering, folding etc etc then get the i7

In gaming though, there is no difference between the two.

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OK thx!!
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Well i7 just runs more room for background applications. I'd get a i7 anyways but a i5 is good as well anyways. Especially gaming. A i7 would give me a peace of mind knowing it's running on every application with no hiccups.
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Well i7 just runs more room for background applications. I'd get a i7 anyways but a i5 is good as well anyways. Especially gaming. A i7 would give me a peace of mind knowing it's running on every application with no hiccups.
Wrong

The i7 uses a technology called Hyperthreaded that allows applications that have been developed to use this, or "Multithreaded applications", to utilise 4 virtual cores.

Games are NOT developed to use this since most games don't even utilize an i5 fully let alone an i7 with hyperthreading.

Hyperthreading is used for server applications and video rendering as previously stated
post #6 of 9
Is there a 2400K?

I'd assume that's a 2500K, and I'd pick that one over a 2600K if gaming would mainly be your computers' purpose. Save that $100 for other parts..
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There is only the 2500k which is the i5 based chip and the 2600k which is the i7 based chip.
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I have the i5 2500k and must say that it is amazing, running under the H70 from Corsair and well have a look
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if you're gaming then the i5 is beefy enough..clock that chip to 4.4ghz and voila..else if budget won't be an issue then why not jump to the i7..
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