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2600k vs. 2500k

All I do is game... so the 2500k makes sense... I do intend to keep this computer for at least (minimum) 2 years... if not 3-5 years as my main rig.

The only kinds of things I use other than gaming which require processing include encoding movies to a different file type (avi to mp4, etc), and doing random stuff like having fun with benchmarks.

I do intend to overclock.

2500k vs. 2600k??? Not sure which.
    
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Main question:
How often do you encode?

If rarely, or every now and then, then just get the 2500K and upgrade your video card with the spare $
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2500K for $100 less. To me performance difference is too low to justify $100 price gap.
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Originally Posted by ekg84 View Post
2500K for $100 less. To me performance difference is too low to justify $100 price gap.
But the raw performance you get with that 100$ is huge.
    
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