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I'll be using SB just mainly for gaming but I don't think it would hurt to pay $100 extra for extra cache and HT. Got all my CPUs at MicroCenter so I'm going up there again to grab one, just need a mobo and I'm set.
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For those wondering how the 2500k compares to the 2600k, one of the easiest comparison graphs to read is over at Anandtech. I am not sure how accurate their testing is but for me at least their site is very easy to use for comparisons, because they layout everything nicely in graphs and have many different benchmarks for a well rounded estimate of the CPU's performance.

This is the 2500k vs 2600k, but you can set it up however you want:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=287

The major differences I see are in the POV Ray benchmark and the 7-zip benchmark, but everything else is fairly close. Keep in mind as well that the 2600k does run stock at a higher clock frequency as well, which may as well be the determining factor as to why it is on top in many of these benchmarks.
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Darn b&m only
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what will be thwe stock speeds of some of these?
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MC is a quality place. Sure some prices are higher, but if it is convenient and you want to get something right away, they are great. Keep an eye out for specials, i got some OCZ SSDs on sale with rebate.
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Core i5 2400 for me
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dalamchops View Post
Core i5 2400 $149.99
Core i5 2500K $179.99
Core i7 2600 $249.99
Core i7 2600k $279.99

These are going to be the launch prices for SB at microcenter. Can't really provide picture proof since i don't want to risk anybody's job.
+ rep. Do not risk a job!

Love the pricing!
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MC is the bomb. Remember when they had i7 920s for $200 for months and months, while nobody else had them for under $240? It's almost like they take a hit on their processors just hoping you buy the rest of the rig from their store.
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