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post #21 of 33
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Wow thanks for the reply's I think some of you are just as undecided as I am lol. Yea they are both great chips but I kind went all out (for me anyway) on everything on this one as I have worked **** loads of OT this year and am kinda rewarding myself. I have been buying parts last few weeks and this is the last piece of the puzzle I have to decide on.I most likely will upgrade again next year as I normally do one a year and give my old one to my kids.Im leaning towards 2600k and if they would happen to have a 2700k which MC they do not have listed on web site as of yet I might even consider it.
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post #22 of 33
I went 2500K and don't regret it. I can surf internet full speed while P95 4 core blend runs in the background.

Honestly, it was a money waster for me...I had i7 920 @ 3.6 and I can't feel the difference, get better benchmark results in the limited testing I have done but not huge gains. Yours @ 4.2, there will be lots of benchmarks where a full out overclocked 2500/2600 is going to come in second.

If I were you and going to reward myself, I'd wait 2 weeks and go X79, though it will be twice the investment for yet again marginal gains.
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I have a 2500k that runs stable at 5Ghz with all 4 cores on. You dont need a 2600k unless you do rendering.
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post #24 of 33
OP get the 2500k spend the 100bucks your saving and buy a really good air cooler and OC that beast.
post #25 of 33
ohioviper, Just get 2500K and save $100 for something else!
     
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post #26 of 33
For most real world applications, the 2500k will be everything you need. Personally, i'd take that extra $100 and save it for your gpu's or just save it.
     
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post #27 of 33
I am not regretting getting my 2500k.
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Originally Posted by ohioviper View Post
Wow thanks for the reply's I think some of you are just as undecided as I am lol. Yea they are both great chips but I kind went all out (for me anyway) on everything on this one as I have worked **** loads of OT this year and am kinda rewarding myself. I have been buying parts last few weeks and this is the last piece of the puzzle I have to decide on.I most likely will upgrade again next year as I normally do one a year and give my old one to my kids.Im leaning towards 2600k and if they would happen to have a 2700k which MC they do not have listed on web site as of yet I might even consider it.
For what it's worth, 2500k and then take that $100 savings and take your kids to Six Flags(or any amusement park) or something. I think they may find that a lil' more memorable than the PC. Or if they're too young, throw it into their future savings funds. Both are good investments, but one is a lil' more future proof haha.

EDIT: so I realize not everyone might know what Six Flags Magic Mountain is.
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Thanks guys for all the input.I worked all night slept 3 hours and drove an hour to MC,Got the Corsair 500R and stood looking in the glass and still was undecided then thought *** I just drove an hour on 3 hours sleep for this I bought the 2600k. Came home and built it got Windows installed and had to leave for work.
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like others have said unless you do video editing or you need htt for whatever reason i would get the 2700k otherwise 2500k and call it a day
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