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is a i-5 2500k good for video editing, multitasking, talking in game or just chatting? or Should i get an i-7 2600k i want to run it at 4.7 ghz ALWAYS
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its all about money here... both will serve the purpose but one will do somethings slightly better. i went with 2500k because i didnt think the difference was worth the $100.
    
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The quick-n-dirty is that the i5-2500k is a far better value. It has 4 cores and 4 threads. What that translates to is that it will rock almost any task you put it to.

If, however, you do ALOT of video rendering, you will benefit from the extra 4 threads of the i7-2600k. It is considerably less of a value, but that's not saying much. It's just that the i5 is SO cheap for what you get.
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is a i-5 2500k good for video editing, multitasking, talking in game or just chatting? or Should i get an i-7 2600k i want to run it at 4.7 ghz ALWAYS
If your looking to do all that i'd say go with an i7-2600k. The extra threads will help in what your looking for, and "talking in game or just chatting" has nothing to do with cpu performance.
    
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I think it would be better to get the 2600 over the 2500 if you are going to be doing video editing and stuff because of the hyper threading. If you were strictly a gamer then the 2500 would be a great choice.
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I saw "video editing", and immediately snapped to the 2600k. But if you don't do it that much, a healthy 2500k will suffice, saving you some $$$ to spend elsewhere.

Unless you convert and edit a LOT, get the 2500k.
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Go 2500K and spend the savings on a SSD
    
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go 2500k and spend the savings on a ssd
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