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if 130$ = 8gb ram then return that too, save 130 off the cpu and 90 off the ram and invest it in better video solution of better screen or something. 2600k and high speed ram are the worst 2 places to invest your money in when buying a computer
also vm will never be good on 1155 since theres no VT and 2600k/2500k have no difference in its performance

What? Maybe if you are a gamer... but he does other things, for the type of things he does it is very important. There is a point to i7 cpus if not they wouldn't make them...games just cater to people with less threads and cores because that is what most people have. I mean my computer is faster than any one that i know, but gets destroyed by the type of power that is on these forums.
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If you REALLY CAN afford it, Don't look back. If you have limited budget change to i5.
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post #23 of 28
keep the 2600k. personally even if I only use my pc for gaming I i had the money I'd still get the 2600k
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You can't OC a 2600k unless HT is off?

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Yes you can oc a 2600k with HT on or of. It is just a fact that you may oc higher with HT off because of the lesser vcore needed in ratio with heat and stuff
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post #26 of 28
$100 more for HT is basically what made me turn the other cheek. I don't encode stuff regulary. If you do and you make a living off of it, then the 2600k might be worth it. My issue is that the price difference between the 2500k and 2600k is more than 50% of what the 2500k costs. To me, that's just a bad deal. Most wouldn't even notice a big difference in multi-threaded apps between the 2500k and 2600k, and by the time they do IB will be out.
    
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i5 for Gaming. For video rendering use a CUDA card with Vegas Pro 11. For encoding use Badaboom. For everyday use only get a 2300.

Everything else, 2600k.
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post #28 of 28
If your not fussed about the money Id keep the 2600k and 8GB...the only reason why I can see anyone needing 16gb of memory is when they are encoding, in which case you;d be better off with the 2600k...

So I dont see the point in returning one and getting the other, you either need to buy both or just keep what you have.
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