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Just putting together my plans for my new build.

I know that the only difference is the the 2500k has 4 less threads than the 2600k.

My question is will i miss those 4 threads.

Rig is for gaming.
post #2 of 16
No you wont. You won't notice a diffrence in gaming. Get the 2500k and put that extra $100 you saved on a ssd.
 
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Gaming, almost no difference at stock or even overclocked. 1-2 FPS difference at most.
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I guess you mean the i5 2500k vs the i7 2600k. If you overclock it to 4.5 Ghz or more you probably won't notice the difference gaming, although the 2600k is faster. You'll probably only see performance decreases if you are using sli or crossfire and you need an extremely fast cpu to avoid bottlenecking your gpu setup
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Originally Posted by dmxdex2020 View Post
My question is will i miss those 4 threads.
No.
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Originally Posted by KraziKarl View Post
I guess you mean the i5 2500k vs the i7 2600k. If you overclock it to 4.5 Ghz or more you probably won't notice the difference gaming, although the 2600k is faster. You'll probably only see performance decreases if you are using sli or crossfire and you need an extremely fast cpu to avoid bottlenecking your gpu setup
It would still have to be a game that can utilize more than 4 threads. Even then, the difference won't make the game unplayable. That $100 would make a bigger difference if applied towards the GPU or an SSD. 2500K is already way overkill for gaming.
    
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Originally Posted by KraziKarl View Post
I guess you mean the i5 2500k vs the i7 2600k. If you overclock it to 4.5 Ghz or more you probably won't notice the difference gaming, although the 2600k is faster. You'll probably only see performance decreases if you are using sli or crossfire and you need an extremely fast cpu to avoid bottlenecking your gpu setup
Well i am looking to tri sli 470s.

Would the i5 2500k be ok if i oc it alot?

Plus i would have anti virus stuff in the background.

But i have a fast ssd for my o/s.
post #8 of 16
get the 2500k

spend the extra money on a higher end GPU

win.
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post #9 of 16
Best bang for buck cpu for gaming which is available right now??

2500K. Simples.

The 2600k is for those that will utilize the HT in doing things like video rendering, graphic's editing, folding etc.
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Well i am looking to tri sli 470s.

Would the i5 2500k be ok if i oc it alot?

Plus i would have anti virus stuff in the background.

But i have a fast ssd for my o/s.
an OCed 2500k is more than enough for that, throw the extra savings into something else like cooling
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