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is 2600K really better than 2500K for just gaming?

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I am going down tomorrow to grab new CPU/MOBO/Ram, But am wondering if 2600K is really worth the extra 120 bucks for just gaming apps?
I know the 2600Khas hyperThreading, But is that really needed for gaming?
If I could get a answer by tomorrow then I'll know what to grab.
Am thinking having the hyperthreading ability will help future proof my Rig?
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No, its not. There's basically no games utilizing hyperthreading at the moment, doubt there will be any time soon. If all you're doing is gaming, the 2500k is the way to go mate.
    
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no just get the 2500k, spend the 120 on a water cooling loop.
post #4 of 34
No, save the money for another upgrade, like water.

I've tried both and only difference I seen is a slightly advantage in benchmarks and slightly less voltage required for oc'ing. my
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everyone is gonna tell you that the 2500k is best bang for buck and that hyperthreading is not needed for just gaming type folks...

but the decision is yours!

i think the 2600k is a good way to future proof your computer... but who knows what will be out this time next year...
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Originally Posted by hammertime850 View Post
no just get the 2500k, spend the 120 on a water cooling loop.
I would do the same, nice tip. rep+
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post #7 of 34
2500K for gaming, a 2600K isn't for gaming per se but net yield ~100$ can be a factor in budget builds.
 
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post #8 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrSleepin View Post
everyone is gonna tell you that the 2500k is best bang for buck and that hyperthreading is not needed for just gaming type folks...

but the decision is yours!

i think the 2600k is a good way to future proof your computer... but who knows what will be out this time next year...
You make me giggle inside. The only difference is the 2600k is clocked higher and 2mb more cache. Same instructions, same silicon etc.

tbh, I don't think you will miss the 2mb of cache while playing TF2 or BF3
post #9 of 34
If you're playing BF3, it utilizes Hyperthreading, so in that case no, the 2600K is better.
post #10 of 34
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Originally Posted by JMCB View Post
If you're playing BF3, it utilizes Hyperthreading, so in that case no, the 2600K is better.
Only in that case. If he has that slight extra cash for it and wants to buy it sure why not, who is stopping him?
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