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The small increase in performance does not justify $100 difference /thread

But I don't see the increase in performance, when gaming biggrin.gif
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Im just saying.... If i was recommended the 2500k by people, only to find out that my two 7970's weren't performing optimally, i'd be pretty pissed at them.
Count the "2500k or 2600k" thread's, you will lose count. It's only fair to point out that HT can be useful in new and upcoming titles.
$100 in techworld isn't much. And i'd pay that for peace of mind and future proof.
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Now man, if you have money to buy 2 7970s, then why run them on a 2600k? Why not a 3930k?

Just because you experienced some trouble doesn't give you the right to put them down.

I mean.. I could have bought a 2600k. I had the money. But was it worth? No. Not in my case. Not when running a single GPU.

And even if you run dual-gpu, a 2500k can still be overclocked, so i still don't see the NEED of a 2600k. Not for a so little gain. I keep my 2500k at a daily 4.5Ghz with nice voltage.

So I don't think i'll move to SB-E. Probably gonna wait till Ivy comes. But you could if you really need it.

And BTW.. Drivers for the 7k series aren't really mature yet.
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$100 in techworld isn't much.

i3 2120 - $129.99
i5 2500K - $229.99

athlon II X4 640 - $84.99
i5 2310 - $184.99

HD6850 1gb - $149.99
HD6950 2GB - $249.99

gtx560 1gb (non-ti) - $189.99
gtx560ti 448 core 1.25gb - $289.99

biostar H61 MGC - $49.99 (no overclocking, 1 pci-e slot, 2 ram slots, DDR 1333mhz max, no usb 3.0, no sata 6Gb/s, no dual gpu support, lol power phases, etc...)
asrock P67 extreme 4 gen3 - $149.99 (overclocking to the max, ivybridge support, 32gb ram support, DDR 2133mhz support, cf/sli support, usb 3.0 headers, sata 6Gb/s, UEFI bios, etc... a world of difference here.)

$100 can be a substantial difference, especially in the world of tech. It just so happens that there are limits, points where it stops benefiting to spend that extra dime. Sadly, the i7 cpus are often on the wrong side of that line. Even in the few things that use or benefit from HT, it isn't a substantial gain.
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i guess it depends... i wouldn't want to enable HT if it's going to affect other games i play on a regular basis yknow? i'd rather wait until HT is a standard.
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Yes, it should. Because even my Lynnfield is plenty "for gaming." Not a game out there it can't hold at 60 FPS+ (even at stock 2.8 ghz). Not that I've played, anyway.

In fact, other than budget builds (i.e. AMD), it should be the only thing recommended for gaming.
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In my personal opinion if you are buying multiple $500+ video cards you should definitely not go with a 2500K. 2600K at bare minimum (and preferably X79 if you can afford it). I went with my 2600K and dual 580's earlier last year when X79 was just a rumor still. I had no issues spending $100 more to get four extra threads when I just spent 10x that on gpu's...
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^ +1! I agree with that. As i said, if you don't cheap out on GPUs, then why do it on the CPU? But when you're doing a budget rig, the 2500k is the only solution to consider.

Most of the people buy this processor for the great value it has. Especially when overclocked.
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^ +1! I agree with that. As i said, if you don't cheap out on GPUs, then why do it on the CPU?

My rig doesn't really have a budget, yet I knew that 0% of the activities I do would benefit from HT. I'm personally waiting on the first hexa/octa-core i5s before upgrading.
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My rig doesn't really have a budget, yet I knew that 0% of the activities I do would benefit from HT. I'm personally waiting on the first hexa/octa-core i5s before upgrading.

It's not necessarily about activities requiring more threads. A 2500K, for example, is inadequate for gaming if, say, you added a second 6990 to your rig. In that situation you'd have a pretty bad CPU bottleneck with your 2500K...
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If it is not MC deal, think you can point me where?

Intel Retail Edge Program perhaps...gosh I would love to get in on those cheap SSDs.
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