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post #11 of 24
2500k would be a good choice if you are a bit worried and just make sure you get a nice future proof board to upgrade the cpu when the new ones come out in less than a year.
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^^ Off topic but.... M1NUR congrats on 1,000 posts smile.gif
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dropshock;15334187 
Would the 2600K be more "future-proof"? Because it is the best processor on the market right now.

Also, I hear the 2600K has better OC abilities than the 2500K, is it worth the extra 100?

Actually I've seen more than a few people have to turn off hyper threading on a 2600k to oc higher which
basically means it became an i5 2500k. Just saying .

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post #14 of 24
i5 unless you have nothing better to spend the money on.
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Originally Posted by Akkarin;15334225 
That is not true actually. The 2600k is the same as the 2500k minus the hyper threading and some Mhz. And I have seen both overclock equally well.
i5 has 2mb less L3, too. People seem to forget that one.
Edited by BlackVenom - 10/16/11 at 5:22pm
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post #15 of 24
Really like my 2600K. Plus hyperthreading makes everything run nice. Id say maybe get 2700K when out soon.
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2500k for just gaming.
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post #17 of 24
The price difference between the two would be better spent on a ssd. And as for the 2700k, iirc, it's only difference will be 100mhz...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ace Telekinesis;15334940 
Plus hyperthreading makes everything run nice.
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Edited by BlackVenom - 10/16/11 at 5:37pm
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i would wait for 2700k if u can

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2500K game only
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post #20 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ace Telekinesis;15334940 
Really like my 2600K. Plus hyperthreading makes everything run nice. Id say maybe get 2700K when out soon.

Hyper-threading actually has no bearing on many programs, most programs don't even use 4 cores much less fall into the hyper-threading category....
Don't spread misinformation like this.

As for the OCability, the 2600k does OC well, although on average it seems like 2500ks will reach higher clocks simply because of no hyper-threading. Check out the sandy stable club in my sig, you will find better info there.
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