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I run a computer repair store and sometime will do data recovery or virus removal from one of drives in the hot swap bay. Other than that I do game but not hardcore. Although the only game I plan on getting into soon is battlefield 3. It is a $100 more which is not bad. What's your take on it. Is the extra cache and threads really worth it. I was considering amd bulldozer but I owned several amd's and all in all I really didn't see the value in them.

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i5, I don't really see any massive advantage of the i7 over the i5 in what you are doing.
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Not to pad my post count but....

I'm not the one to ask about this one. I've not run either chip before. I'm still sitting on my sig rig and have yet to have it slow down at all or even drop frames when gaming. It really is a superb machine.

I digress, however. I think for you, the 2500k will be plenty. OC the son of a gun if it's not getting the job done.
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Go with i7 2600K (Anyone happy now?), Extra cache will help a fair bit, But Bulldozer will have 8MB L2 and L3, While 2600 has only got just 8MB smart cache.
Edited by AMDrocks - 7/30/11 at 7:10pm
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If the extra $100 is not bad for you, then get it. To most is not worth the $100 extra, since there is very little difference except in threaded applications.
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I'm upgrading from a phenom II x6 1055t. Lol so with the I5 I'm getting a pretty fair upgrade and I do plan to overclock a fair bit. And I've built several 2500 and 2600 computer but I never really go to test them. Other than the basic test for functionality before sending it to the customer. But I've had 1 amd build in the last 6 months compared to several sandy core builds, so naturally I prefer to have something I sell a lot aswell so I can help persuade the customer in a build.

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i5
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i5 2500K will suit you just fine. You won't need a 2600K based on what you described. If you game at all don't get a non-K chip.
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Originally Posted by AMDrocks View Post
Go with i7 2600 (not the K version), Extra cache will help a fair bit, But Bulldozer will have 8MB L2 and L3, While 2600 has only got just 8MB smart cache.
With a name like that, I wouldn't want to trust your advice..
Edited by Kand - 7/30/11 at 6:28pm
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Go i5 2500K. Only reson I have a 2600K is because I switched my 2500K for a 2600K a friend had (Paid him in-between). Reason was I wanted something that overclocked a little better then my 2500K did. I had an unlucky 2500K. But it still did up to 4.7GHz.

No point going 'Non K'. They are almost the same price, and this is the OCN
    
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