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Interesting new info. Did it make a difference in his FPS? Are 200k owners going to finally have to stop treating 2600k/2700k owners like idiots that get a kick out of over paying for equal performance? biggrin.gif

Obviously he did since the GPU's were working at 100% as opposed to 65-70% smile.gif
HT is the new standard.
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jumping away from thoose two selections, what about the I7 3820 SB-E due for release in 2-3 weeks.. at about $300 that starting to get my vote thumb.gif
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Conventional wisdom is that 2500k is for gaming and 2600k is just a 2500k with HT, but it can still play games. I ended up going with the 2600k only because I don't just use my machine for gaming but rendering, encoding audio and video (amazingly fast BTW, what my old rig did in an hour this does in 10 minutes). You can always wait and get an Ivy too if you don't want to do SB.
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Conventional wisdom is that 2500k is for gaming and 2600k is just a 2500k with HT, but it can still play games. I ended up going with the 2600k only because I don't just use my machine for gaming but rendering, encoding audio and video (amazingly fast BTW, what my old rig did in an hour this does in 10 minutes). You can always wait and get an Ivy too if you don't want to do SB.

Financial wisdom*...... The 2500k does not perform better in gaming, your post is somewhat misleading.
The 2500k is the cheap version of the 2600k, simple as that. thumb.gif

And to the OP... if the price isnt an issue, this is a no brainer.
If any one was to be the "performer" it would be the 2600/2700k.
2700k for better overclocking.
Edited by Denim-187 - 1/28/12 at 10:06pm
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post #15 of 17
I would skip the 2600K and go 2700 then like said above. Since HT plays a role now in gaming. I found that the 2700K overclocks much better than the 2600K
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Appreciate all the replies guys thanks! Looks like ill be going with the 2600k!
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with the GPU you have just get a 2500k will be plenny !
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