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Just looking for some final advice before I pull the trigger on my upcoming build. I already have the motherboard/ram/vid. card figured out, so that leaves the processor.

From what I can tell there's really not too much of a difference when it comes to gaming today, but I'd like this system to be future-proof for a good 2-3 years.

Basically is the 2600k worth the extra $100 for gaming only?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Right now, no.
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no way, The 2500k is actually the same and sometimes faster than a 2600k in games.
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post #4 of 17
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no way, The 2500k is actually the same and sometimes faster than a 2600k in games.
This guy has it right. The 2500k is absolutely the better buy for gaming purposes.
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last week before i built my system i was wondering the same thing, and in every case I've found the i5 being as good or better then the i7 for gaming, in all cases the difference wasn't noticeable, spend the extra 100 on your GPU or a better motherboard if you plan on overclocking alot.
 
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GET A 2500k AND PUT THE $100 YOU SAVE TOWARDS MORE RAM OR AN SSD
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post #7 of 17
Buy the 2500K.


But in GTA IV I had more 2 FPS on my 2600K with HT turned on
In overall, they have the same performance. So, buy the 2500K.




Sorry for my bad english =/
post #8 of 17
Get the 2700k, and you have a better O.C (Hopefully) to last you the next couple of years... (You can always take H/T off and make believe its a 2500k! )
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2500k it is. i heard that some games have problems with HT, for example bf3 supposedly stutters with it enabled.
post #10 of 17
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Get the 2700k, and you have a better O.C (Hopefully) to last you the next couple of years... (You can always take H/T off and make believe its a 2500k! )
From what i've seen the 2700k is overpriced (100$ for 100mhz, yeah no thanks)
and so far no one has a definitive answer on if they're cherry picked or not.

get the 2500k and never look back
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