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upgrade 2500k for 2600k

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  • 50% (15)
    Keep 2500k
  • 50% (15)
    Get a 2600k
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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I am making my wife a new PC i was going to get a 2500 but i cant help thinking that for around $100 I should just get a 2600k and give her my 2500k.

the cost isn't a big issue at all i would use the 2600k but if i didn't get it i wouldn't lose sleep either..

I am undecided so I figured I would ask OCN

what do you think is best?

P.S. i will fold on this rig but i don't mind about PPD for the moment haha
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post #2 of 12
Misread the thread and voted incorrectly

Well if you have a Microcenter the only difference in price would be ~60$, and for HT I think it would worth it (unless you don't have one near you which would mean it's not worth 50% price increase for a possible 20% performance increase).
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post #3 of 12
2500k. 2600k for video editing and 3ds.
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post #4 of 12
If you have to ask and you're not sure you need it then you don't, especially in this case where the 2500k is basically the same chip for 99% percent of video encoding, rendering, ect. BUT if you are near a MC and will get one of the eligible boards anyways for the small increase why not.

I was in this situation last week and went i5 since the board that I wanted was oot and to get the i7 it would've been 100 bucks more anyways and decided against it.

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Edited by Junkboy - 10/27/11 at 1:59am
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post #6 of 12
If you plan on folding I would suggest getting the i7 2600k.
    
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post #7 of 12
GET THE 2600K (didnt read the thread and voted incorrectly also haha)
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by samuals View Post
P.S. i will fold on this rig but i don't mind about PPD for the moment haha
Get the 2600k if you will Fold.

and I'm sure most people who voted 2500k didn't read/know that!
post #9 of 12
If the price difference is small, 2600k. You mentioned folding, and no matter how little you do, it will help immensely.

And then, you can run real-world benchmarks to see which chip IS enough 99% of the time! Report back here with the results
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post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
If you have to ask and you're not sure you need it then you don't
the work that i would benefit most from time wise with the 2600k i could do over night at the cost of folding though witch is a good/bad situation.

Quote:
And then, you can run real-world benchmarks to see which chip IS enough 99% of the time! Report back here with the results
haha yeah i could do that. i would have to run most now though my wife would never let me back near the chip again haha

im in Australia so no cheap chips period but i had a little think and i think ill go with the 2600k any way haha
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