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Okay I'm looking to build an htpc/-bigadv rig and I was planning on buying a 2600k for it, but was looking at prices of AMD and I could probably save $150+ between motherboard and CPU if I went with an 1100t, how much more PPD would I get out of the 2600k? Budget isn't super tight, but if it was cheaper I could build it sooner, but I'd rather just do it right the first time.

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The 2600k would be the better choice for a htpc.
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Originally Posted by Thermaltake View Post

The 2600k would be the better choice for a htpc.

Yeah, I know it'd be better, I just wanna know how much better.
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The 2500K and the 1100T compete with each other for threading apps, so imagine the 2600K with it's hyper threading.

The 2600K is what you want for what you plan.
    
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I went from a 1090T to a 2500k... and I almost pooped myself when i turned the computer on the first time. Just general use is 10x better... and the gaming... OMG.
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2600k, better performance, and better encoding rates, assuming you will be ripping and converting media
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A absoulte ton better. But why a quad core for a HTPC? Why not go with i5 2500k?

You will save some money, still out perform anything AMD has to offer and more money left over for a better GPU. Also the sandy bridge chips can already do 1080HD video playback. Look at some of the reviews for the 2500 + 2600k they just smash most things put in front of them. 1100T wouldn't stand a chance. It might be more cost effective though.

A HTPC doesn't need to be to powerful especially if it's only playing back video.
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A absoulte ton better. But why a quad core for a HTPC? Why not go with i5 2500k?
You will save some money, still out perform anything AMD has to offer and more money left over for a better GPU. Also the sandy bridge chips can already do 1080HD video playback. Look at some of the reviews for the 2500 + 2600k they just smash most things put in front of them. 1100T wouldn't stand a chance. It might be more cost effective though.
A HTPC doesn't need to be to powerful especially if it's only playing back video.

Sorry I tried editing to give it a better title, it's not just an HTPC but also will be doing big-bigadv folding while doing video playback. Looking for max PPD, but if I could go with an 1100t for ~120$ cheaper and get similar performance I'd go that route, if it's comparable to the 2500k then I'll definitely go with a 2600k, I already have a 2500k rig
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2600k is ur choice if u want highest ppd/wattage
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Don't plan to do any -bigadv with less then 16 cores. 2600k is the way to go with everything else though.
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