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2500k to 2700k worth it today?

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Hey guys,

Simple question, would it make sense to go to a 2700k from my 2500k. Will the hyper threading come into its' own now as games leverage more cores/threads. It will be used for mostly gaming. I'm getting it for around $120US. Good deal or stick with the 2500k?
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Stick with the 2500k, save the money for a motherboard + CPU upgrade down the line to a more modern, hyperthreaded CPU. Arguably, the price for that 2700k is particularly nice. It's a tough choice when I look at it like that, but I think the former is generally the more solid deal.
    
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I would do it in a heartbeat, especially for only 120$. Newer demanding games will use any modern i5 to 100% usage, when running Ultra settings, with a high end card.
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If say the price you'd get for selling your 2500k would nearly or completely cover the cost of the 2700k, making it a free upgrade. I'd go for it.
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I'd do it and sell the 2500k, which is worth about $120-140 on ebay.
    
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Do it! the extra threads are worth it for newer games and such, that system will last for years to come.
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It's a good deal, but if you're looking to get the most out of your platform with only a CPU swap, consider getting a 3770K instead. It's true that you'll get less overclock headroom, but it's also true it's compensated with more IPC and better Hyperthreading, newer instructions and a PCIe 3.0 controller which your motherboard supports.

But if you can't find one for a suitable price, yes, get the 2700K. It's usually a good overclocker and that extra L2 cache and Hyperthreading are good bets for now and the future. After selling the 2500K the balance in your wallet tells me it will feel like it was worth it, extending the life of your platform, no need to buy new RAM, new motherboard, reinstall OS, just a CPU swap, it's a no brainer.
 
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Thanks for all the input guys,messaged the guy since this morning and he did not respond yet, hope it's still available. If in case it isn't, what are your takes on the 3770k or the xeon E3 1270. Both are the biggest baddest chips I can get to work in my board. I know the xeon won't overclock that well due to the locked multiplier but still, saying you have a Xeon sounds cool biggrin.gif and the 12xx series can be had for cheap on ebay.
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