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post #11 of 33
2600k is unecessary for you. Just get the 2500k and save the spare.
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post #12 of 33
i5 2500k is a great gamming cpu and overclocker aswell... but darn, if money is not an issue go for the i7 2600k. you wont regret it
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post #13 of 33
Get the 2500k. You wont need the 2600k unless you bench..
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post #14 of 33
Either way you're getting a great processor. I say go for the 2500k, what's an extra few numbers in a benchmark really going to do for you?
    
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post #15 of 33
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Get the 2500k. You wont need the 2600k unless you bench..
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post #16 of 33
If you've got the money and it won't hurt, get the i7.

Or save $100 and use it to investing in water cooling, it's not like your rig needs much else.
    
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post #17 of 33
If you have the money and are not upgrading in the next 2 or 3 years get the 2600K. I am upgrading next year and decided to get the i5 for now. If you really dont have the money get the 2500K it beats out last gen i7's in normal work anyways.
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post #18 of 33
In most cases I'd say just go for the 2500k. The question is, do you care whether or not to get what seems to be a 10-25% increase in performance in benchmarks/hyperthreaded applications for $100?

However, I'm more conscious about my budget than you, and if I didn't really care I'd actually go for the 2700k that just came out.

Alternatively, flip a coin. Never kills anyone (unless you're Harvey Dent).
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post #19 of 33
Or wait and get the 2700k? If you're upgrading from i7-950 anyways.
    
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post #20 of 33
If you have money to spare and don't care if you are wasting $100, get the 2600k. HT won't help you if the software cannot take advantage of it. HT is not a substitute for real cores anyway.
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