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Hey guys what cpu would be best for me the 2600k or 2500k? I use my pc mainly for gaming, Is there a diffrence with overclocking performance between the two?
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2500K for gaming

EDIT:
Both can hit 4GHz pretty easily, but the deal breaker here is HT.
If you encode, use a program that takes advantage of the additional threads, then get the 2600K.
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2500K for gaming
2500k for gaming
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any diffrence to overclocking performance?

Why the 2500k for gaming? is the HT feature of the 2600k useless?
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any diffrence to overclocking performance?

Why the 2500k for gaming? is the HT feature of the 2600k useless?
No. Cheaper. Yes.
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Originally Posted by Chewy View Post
any diffrence to overclocking performance?

Why the 2500k for gaming? is the HT feature of the 2600k useless?
Read my edit.

The 2600K's HT gain in games pretty minimal, since most games don't even advantage of the threads.
post #7 of 20
In my opinion
Both can hit 4GHz pretty easily, but the deal breaker here is HT.
If you encode, use a program that takes advantage of the additional threads, then get the 2600K.
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In my opinion
Both can hit 4GHz pretty easily, but the deal breaker here is HT.
If you encode, use a program that takes advantage of the additional threads, then get the 2600K.
Are you serious?

How about the Quote button?

All you did was reword my post...
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I won't be happy untill i hit the 5ghz barrier but the 2600k is around £100 more than the 2500k and apart from maybe folding and gaming i wont need it for much else.

Im also undecided on what air cooler to get i think the noctua d14 is ugly! but seems that not much else is as good at keeping temps down unless i am missing something, Can you guys recomend me the best air cooler?
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Originally Posted by Tong View Post
In my opinion
Both can hit 4GHz pretty easily, but the deal breaker here is HT.
If you encode, use a program that takes advantage of the additional threads, then get the 2600K.
4Ghz i should hope so lol
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