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Build/2500k vs 2600k for streaming

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Hi Guys,

I'm looking to upgrade my PC so that I can get better FPS while livestreaming games.

Currently I have:

Intel Duo Core E8400
ASUS P5N-D Mobo
GeForce 460
8 MB Mushkin DDR2

I was looking at getting:

Either the 2500K or the 2600K
ASUS P8P67 PRO or EVO
Reusing my current video card
Undecided on RAM

My question is, is it worth it to spend the extra 100 on the 2600K for me? Will it make a difference on my FPS while livestreaming?

Thanks!
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wont make a difference, HT is really only helpful for media encoding and professional rendering
    
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that being said.... go for the 2500k and save the money for something else

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wont make a difference, HT is really only helpful for media encoding and professional rendering
This^ save the $100 and get a ssd instead, you won't see fps difference but the games will sure load faster
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wont make a difference, HT is really only helpful for media encoding and professional rendering
Isn't he encoding a video while livestreaming? 2600k could make a difference.
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Isn't he encoding a video while livestreaming? 2600k could make a difference.
I guess your right.... maybe a 2600k would be better, I havent seen any livestreaming benchmarks though, only h.264
    
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I guess your right.... maybe a 2600k would be better, I havent seen any livestreaming benchmarks though, only h.264
H.264 is kinda the codec of choice for streaming, sure there are others, but H.264 is the most used.

Wondering how much of an impact would HT have on encoding speed.
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