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Also, will a transition from my current setup to the new setup result in a need to reformat?
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What I've seen from Microcenter is that they are priced very good when bought in store. What I guess I'm saying is, this is at a price point in which I feel is great, but would waiting for the dust to settle cause me to 'lose' this deal? or am I safe to assume that there will continue to be sales at least to the same price range?
Usually nobody ever matches MicroCenter's in-store CPU prices because they sell theirs below cost.

Good news is that giving MicroCenter's history with their aggressive CPU pricing, it always lasts a long time. They STILL have the i5 760 for $170 -- $35 lower than Newegg. As well as the i7 950 for $230, $65 lower than Newegg.
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Usually nobody ever matches MicroCenter's in-store CPU prices because they sell theirs below cost.

Good news is that giving MicroCenter's history with their aggressive CPU pricing, it always lasts a long time. They STILL have the i5 760 for $170 -- $35 lower than Newegg. As well as the i7 950 for $230, $65 lower than Newegg.
I see... Am I right to assume that it is only their cpu pricing? If so, would I be better off purchasing my mobo from newegg?
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I see... Am I right to assume that it is only their cpu pricing? If so, would I be better off purchasing my mobo from newegg?
Sometimes they have decent deals on other components, but usually everything else they sell aside from the CPU's is slightly higher than everyone else. It is just the way their market strategy works; they offer the CPU at a cheap price to get you in the store and [hopefully] buy your other parts there so that, even though they lose money on the CPU, they yield profit on the total sale.
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To get to them "Magical" 5ghz speeds yes, ive seen your 4.4ghz OC on Stock Voltage that just shut me up

and if you use multi-threading programs then Heck get a SB Quad then
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To get to them "Magical" 5ghz speeds yes, ive seen your 4.4ghz OC on Stock Voltage that just shut me up

and if you use multi-threading programs then Heck get a SB Quad then
Also... 2600K vs 2500K

Price wise, what uses would justify the $100 difference (plus $10 CA tax) that I would have to pay? I know physically there's an extra 2mb cache and hyperthreading, but what about in usage?
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if you just going to game 2500k and if you going to use multi-threading programs or like video editing and such get the 2600k
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if you just going to game 2500k and if you going to use multi-threading programs or like video editing and such get the 2600k
That much is clear. What I am asking, really, is to what point would it justify the $110 premium? Gaming is no real problem, but rather if I was working in photoshop, premiere pro, after effects, or some encoder. Obviously the 2600k would be faster, but is it worth it given I'm on a pretty tight budget?

Also, can anyone clarify if the K versions of the chips come with the tower heatsink or the regular heatsink? I've seen reviews that listed it with the tower, but also have read from another OCN user that when he got his, it was the crap stock one...
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I personally i dont think it really does justify the $110 premium. The K version have an unlocked multiplier i believe. This allows for the cpu to reach 5ghz on air, while the non k version will only overclock to a very minimal number compared to the K versions. If your not going to overclock get the non k version but if you thinking about OCing it or know you are get the K version
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