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Poll Results: Did you get the Sandybridge 2500K or 2600K?

Poll expired: Jun 30, 2011  
  • 63% (161)
    I bought the 2500K. Didn't feel the need for HT
  • 36% (94)
    I bought the 2600K. I needed HT.
255 Total Votes  
post #31 of 88
2600K for video Editing/Rendering
post #32 of 88
2500k here. I don't upgrade all that often either. So when I do, I make sure that its something that's the best bang for my buck. $100 extra for some fake cores seems silly to me honestly. I don't do much encoding, and when I do....I don't mind an extra 30 seconds or whatever. This 2500k is MORE than fast enough for what I do.
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Junkyard
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Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
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NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
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Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
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Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
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Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
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60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
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Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
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post #33 of 88
I got the 2600K just for the i7 name and nothing more.
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Crucial M550 256Gb Corsair Force GT 240Gb Seagate 3TB 2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 
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Swiftec H220X w/ GT-AP15  Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Samsung 32EH5000 32" HD Direct lit LED TV Ducky Shine 3 [Cherry MX Blue , White LED] 
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post #34 of 88
I have a 2500k, and I still believe it is the best sandy bridge processor. However, my friend is hooking me up with a sweet deal on a 2600k, so I couldn't refuse. I do fold, so it will be a big help there, but other then that the ht probably won't be used.

I don't know what i'll be doing with my rig in the future though, which is why I thought it would be a smart buy.
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Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.6ghz ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 MSI HD 7850 2GB @ 1ghz Mushkin Ridgeline Series @ 1600mhz 
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SanDisk X400 512GB (custom enclosure) WD Blue 1TB | Raid 1 Deepcool Captain 240 RGB Windows 10 Pro 
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post #35 of 88
I went 2600K
Games quite often use four threads, meaning I have four threads free to run the rest of my Rig
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80GB Intel & 128GB 830  2 x WD640 Caviar Black LG DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14  
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Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Laptop  HD 4000 Corsair Vengeance 8GB  
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post #36 of 88
2600k, because I encode more then I game on my rig.
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post #37 of 88
I got the 2500K (very pleased with it) but wanted the 2600K but with the cost of all the other upgrade components i could only just afford the 2500k.
Also the only time i would see the difference with 8 threads would be in cinebench or the very rare encoding programs that actually use HT.
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Corsair F60 SSD DVD\rw x20 Win 7 Custom acer 19" widescreen 
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post #38 of 88
I got the 2600k but I didn't need the HT. I just wanted the best SB I could get...
post #39 of 88
2600k for maybe future gaming and specialy for video rendering
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post #40 of 88
2600k, got it for $250 at frys, so why not lol.
I also have a fear of not being able to upgrade for a while lol.
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