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The i7 2600k= i5 2500k

The only difference is that the 2500k doesn't have hyperthreading. You will only notice a difference in high CPU programs
The 2600k also has a bit more cache but the performance gains are extremely small in everyday tasks.

razorseal, do you plan on overclocking your new rig? If so, you can pick up a 212+ at Best Buy for $29 if you don't already have a heatsink. It performs extremely well given the price.
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The i7 2600k= i5 2500k

The only difference is that the 2500k doesn't have hyperthreading. You will only notice a difference in high CPU programs
Even though I decided on the 2500k, the i7 does have 2mb higher L3 cache, and 8 threads vs 4

but from what I see, for the 100 bucks, I rather put it on a SSD so I can have a fast OS
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The 2600k also has a bit more cache but the performance gains are extremely small in everyday tasks.

razorseal, do you plan on overclocking your new rig? If so, you can pick up a 212+ at Best Buy for $29 if you don't already have a heatsink. It performs extremely well given the price.
yes, I do plan on OCing (how's that mobo that comes with it btw? good to OC?)

I already bought a Corsair H80 though, so I think I'm better with that

I also think my PSU will be enough for this. it's a Aero cool zerodba 620W
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Even though I decided on the 2500k, the i7 does have 2mb higher L3 cache, and 8 threads vs 4

but from what I see, for the 100 bucks, I rather put it on a SSD so I can have a fast OS
yes, ssd will make the most difference in ur everyday tasks
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Yeap, the Corsair H80 should help you achieve some nice temps
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what size SSD for putting the OS on there, and couple everday stuff like firefox and maybe PS, video editing software..

is 60gb enough for that?
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what size SSD for putting the OS on there, and couple everday stuff like firefox and maybe PS, video editing software..

is 60gb enough for that?

60GB should suffice for that Also, the motherboard that comes with the 2500k seems to be an Asus P8P67 Pro. It's a very popular motherboard. Great for overclocking!
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post #28 of 66
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awesome!

ok, how's this SSD?

PNY - Optima 64GB Internal Serial ATA II Solid State Hard Drive

The case that I got (Rosewill Challenger) actually has a SSD adapter so I can install it nicely in the as well.
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awesome!

ok, how's this SSD?

PNY - Optima 64GB Internal Serial ATA II Solid State Hard Drive

The case that I got (Rosewill Challenger) actually has a SSD adapter so I can install it nicely in the as well.
That SSD is actually pretty old and doesn't read/write nearly as fast as some of the newer ones. Give me a sec to see what other options Best Buy has.
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post #30 of 66
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That SSD is actually pretty old and doesn't read/write nearly as fast as some of the newer ones. Give me a sec to see what other options Best Buy has.
ok, have a look
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