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In my new build i'm getting a 2700k and is overclocking it to 4.5GHz with a noctua NH-D14 and was just wondering... Do i really need a 2700k processor?
So i'm posting it here. Should i stick with my 2700k?
I didn't want to buy the 2600k because it was only a $40 difference and i plain didn't think the 2500K was good or not...
What do you think?
And im getting the 1155S Z68 ASUS motherboard.
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No you dont. I had a i7 920 @ 4Ghz and also had a i7 930 at 4.2Ghz, more than enough.
And 2500K would be all you need, Clocks easily 4.5Ghz thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Rainbow Muncher View Post

In my new build i'm getting a 2700k and is overclocking it to 4.5GHz with a noctua NH-D14 and was just wondering... Do i really need a 2700k processor?
So i'm posting it here. Should i stick with my 2700k?
I didn't want to buy the 2600k because it was only a $40 difference and i plain didn't think the 2500K was good or not...
What do you think?
And im getting the 1155S Z68 ASUS motherboard.

Lol. If you are gonne oc save the 40 dollar and take the 2600k.
Also the reall benefit of 2600k over 2500k is hyperthreading but you gonna oc so youll end up turning that off so save some more and take the 2500k and oc that to 4.5ghz;)

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2500k is a fantastic processor, but the 2600k is great too (hyperthreading, etc.). I don't see any reason to spend more money for a 2700k.
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There is really no difference in the 2700k and the 2600k other than a higher base clock. Hyperthreading has been shown to stabilize graphics. and the 2500k doesn't have it. Not down talking the 2500k cuz it is beast.
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There is really no difference in the 2700k and the 2600k other than a higher base clock. Hyperthreading has been shown to stabilize graphics. and the 2500k doesn't have it. Not down talking the 2500k cuz it is beast.

I dont have a intel proc but if he wanna oc to 4.5.
Dont he have to disable ht for the oc?
i know i have to on my amd chip

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Also the real benefit of 2600k over 2500k is hyperthreading but you gonna oc so youll end up turning that off so save some more and take the 2500k and oc that to 4.5ghz;)

So basicly even if i were to get the 2700K i would still have to turn off hyperthreading?
... If so then I'll get the 2500k.
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No you dont. I had a i7 920 @ 4Ghz and also had a i7 930 at 4.2Ghz, more than enough.
And 2500K would be all you need, Clocks easily 4.5Ghz thumb.gif

Cant disagree with this. I run my 2500K at 4500 24/7 @ 1.30v. Hard to beat.
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So basicly even if i were to get the 2700K i would still have to turn off hyperthreading?
... If so then I'll get the 2500k.

You don't have to turn HT off. It can really increase temps at higher clocks but with good cooling you should be fine.

You'd buy a 2600k/2700k to make use of HT. So why turn it off.
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So basicly even if i were to get the 2700K i would still have to turn off hyperthreading?
... If so then I'll get the 2500k.

You don't have to.. But they overclock alot further with it off. It depends what you're using it for.. i7's are a waste of money for the general gamer, (unless its a laptop). i5 all the way.. Maybe even a 2550k so you can overclock it more! thumb.gif

By the way, the difference between a 2500k and a 2550k is the 2550k is higher binned (Better overclocking). Same story with the 2600k and the 2700k.
 
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