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So I'm jumping back to SB today. I have a M4E-z coming in today. Haven't got my chip yet. I will go down to Microcenter and pick one up. Just not sure which to go for this time around. I will only be gaming with this system in surround. I have 3 480's so I want as little of a bottleneck as possible. I will be using chilled water at 50f so heat wont be an issue for now. Also being setup on this custom tech bench I made yesterday. I had the 2600k before at 5ghz or 5.2ghz Ht off. I was running games better it seemed with Ht off. I know the 2600k has more cache. It doesn't have anything to do with money, I can get either chip. So don't say get the 2500k cuz it's cheaper, only if that's what you recommend because of something else. Seems like a lot of the 2500k's are overclocking higher now. I wouldn't mind having a chip that could do 55x.

So what do you guys think? Whats the best batch #'s now?



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dont know about the best batches, you can find them from a google search.But seems almost all 2500K / 2600K's can hit around 5GHz under water. And since you already have 3 GTX480's in SLI, umm ...if I was you, then I'd take the 2600k.

nice build btw.
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Thanks, I'm leaning towards the 2600k, but a few keep telling me to get the 2500k. I've never been a fan of the i5's that much, but the 2500k's are a lot better than the old i5's.
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So I'm jumping back to SB today. I have a M4E-z coming in today. Haven't got my chip yet. I will go down to Microcenter and pick one up. Just not sure which to go for this time around. I will only be gaming with this system in surround. I have 3 480's so I want as little of a bottleneck as possible. I will be using chilled water at 50f so heat wont be an issue for now. Also being setup on this custom tech bench I made yesterday. I had the 2600k before at 5ghz or 5.2ghz Ht off. I was running games better it seemed with Ht off. I know the 2600k has more cache. It doesn't have anything to do with money, I can get either chip. So don't say get the 2500k cuz it's cheaper, only if that's what you recommend because of something else. Seems like a lot of the 2500k's are overclocking higher now. I wouldn't mind having a chip that could do 55x.

So what do you guys think? Whats the best batch #'s now?
I think you answered your own question right there
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Yeah, lol. I had it on release. Sometimes things change over a few months. New revisions and so on.
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post #6 of 32
It depends what You're doing. If You mostly working with multithreaded applications and games then 2600K will be better choice. If You're mostly playing games then 2500K would be better choice
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Yeah, lol. I had it on release. Sometimes things change over a few months. New revisions and so on.
Well it seems that most of the 5.1-5.5GHz OC's do come from 2500K's. And if you never use HT, why bother? It just consumes more power and makes more heat.
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post #8 of 32
If you were running your 2600k with HT off then get the 2500k. All you loose is HT and that extra cache. They also clock higher on average.
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If you were running your 2600k with HT off then get the 2500k. All you loose is HT and that extra cache. They also clock higher on average.
That's a nice chip you got there. Whats your load temps with that 5.3ghz overclock? You keep it there for 24/7?
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post #10 of 32
save the $100 and go with the 2500k
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