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post #31 of 40
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Originally Posted by regal View Post
The sleeper is the i7 2600. From the charts anatech showed the turbo mode can be pushed to 4.1ghz. Which is really not much less than an 24/7 overclocked 2500k with stock voltage, c states, and speedstep on.

Agreed.


There is a 60 page i5-2500k (p8p67-m pro) thread I've been a part of for a while now... We've all got our i5's running 24/7 safe and stable at 4.3 and higher.

Keep in mind we have an matx board.. So things get a little toasty when we get to the 4.8-4.9ghz range, unless the matx board is very well cooled.

Personally, I now leave my comp at 4.5ghz (1.288v's at 100% load)
It drops to 1.6ghz (.94v's when around 0-4% load)
Again it's a matx case, but it runs at about 28-34c under reg use and max of 64c under full load on all 4 cores.

Over all I've been very happy with this chipset.
I was going to get the i7... But went a little over budget with with my build, so I got the i5.
After over clocking and seeing it's performance I do not regret it.
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post #32 of 40
Thanks guys for all the input on this subject 2500k vs 2600k you have helped me make my final decision. I have been so consumed with work that I still have my Q6700 and was going to wait for the LGA 2011 but have decided to go with the 2600k for now along with an EVGA FTW P67 motherboard and some Corsair 1866 memory.
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post #34 of 40
I'm tempted to spend $100 just for bragging rights xD
    
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post #35 of 40
Agree it's just no relevant when you used for gaming having to spend 100U$S!!!!!!!!!more and having no additional benefit.
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post #36 of 40
If you only game then get the 2500k. Hyper threading will limit your cpu overclock so if you just want a really fast cpu clock stick with the 2500k. For multi-threaded apps the 2600k is worth the $100 increase.
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post #37 of 40
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Originally Posted by Varrkarus View Post
I'm tempted to spend $100 just for bragging rights xD
Brag it to who? to ignorant friends taht think i7>i5 in gaming just because it costs more and because 7>5??? LOL I have friends like that, they always ask why didn't you just go with i7 NOOB. I just laugh in their face.
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post #38 of 40
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Hyper threading will limit your cpu overclock
I've seen that 2500k still overclock up to 4.7ghz EASY or 5ghz with lil more effort
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post #39 of 40
My opinion is that the 2500k is superior if you're not specifically making use of hyperthreading. It runs cooler, it overclocks just as well if not better, and it costs $100 less.
post #40 of 40
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If you have programs that take advantage of HT and 2MB more cache. .... it's just a benefit of 30-50% more performance thanks to HT and maybe 10-15% more thanks to the cache in best case scenarios.
Which applications benefit from HT and a bigger cache?

In particular, I'm interested in:

- photo editing: Adobe Lightroom v3, Photoshop CS5, Photomatix, Nik, etc.
- business apps: MS Office (Word, Excel, etc), Quickbooks, Quicken
- browsing: Firefox, multiple windows open.
- Internet Poker with large tracking database (Poker Tracker)
- Multi-tasking all above at same time.
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