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Poll Results: Wait for Ivy Bridge?

 
  • 20% (1)
    Get an Ivy Bridge
  • 60% (3)
    i5 2500k
  • 20% (1)
    i7 2600k
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post #1 of 15
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Hey peeps,
I need a cpu to overclock and was wondering, DO I NEED HYPER-THREADING?
I'll be using this to play games like battlefield 3 and crysis but wont be doing things like video editing and photoshop.
Just games and mid range application use.
Thanks
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post #2 of 15
What are you looking to buy? A sandy bridge? 2500k vs 2600k? Then no you don't need hyper threading. You really don't need caps either, we already found the post. If you're referring to a P4 or something, then yeah I'd go with the hyper threading.
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post #3 of 15
Short answer: No not really.
the 2500k vs 2600k Gaming performance is a perfect example of this.
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post #4 of 15
If you do video editing or rendering then you need hyperthreading. If it's just gaming then no you don't need it.
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
yeah its either the i7 2600k or i5 2500k.
Or should i just wait till ivy bridge thats coming out near april? I just bought the frio ock for overclocking the SB i might get, but should i wait 4 months. Im that kind of guy that cant wait very long for omething exciting. You think ill go mad? redface.gif
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by REAPER XD View Post

yeah its either the i7 2600k or i5 2500k.
Or should i just wait till ivy bridge thats coming out near april? I just bought the frio ock for overclocking the SB i might get, but should i wait 4 months. Im that kind of guy that cant wait very long for omething exciting. You think ill go mad? redface.gif

You will go mad when Intel pushes back tongue.gif

Just go the 2500k man
Waiting is a pain in the bum.
And the 2500k will do what you need for plenty of time.
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post #7 of 15
You should only consider the 2600K if you do the following:

-Editing
-Folding
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post #8 of 15
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You should only consider the 2600K if you do the following:
-Editing
-Folding

So what this really means, is buy a 2600k and start folding.
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post #9 of 15
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So what this really means, is buy a 2600k and start folding.

Just start folding in general.
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post #10 of 15
People always seem to overlook that WIndows utilizes hyper-threading. As hyper threaded processors and 6+ cores become more popular, more applications will be written to use it. It really depends what kind of price you can find them for. Microcenter had a facebook coupon around last week for a 2600k for $230. I got my 2700k for $290. If you are dropping some serious coin on a high end machine, another $100 has a way of getting lost in the shuffle.
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