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Originally Posted by born2bwild View Post
Well definitely don't get the K models, since they do not overclock.

If you use your PC only for hardcore gaming and casual browsing; get the i5-2500k
If you use your PC for video/photo editing, hardcore gaming, casual browsing, or any application that can benefit from HT; get the i7-2600k.

As for overclocking, they both overclock to the same clocks. Any 1156 cooler does fit the 1155 socket CPUs. You should be able to get to 4.5-4.8 Ghz on air.
I think you meant to say definetly get the K model or definetly dont get a non k model?
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I think you meant to say definetly get the K model or definetly dont get a non k model?
Yes, that's what I meant.
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2500K is by far the best value / overclocker for the money
Agreed.

This i5-2500K @ 5.08 GHz http://www.liquidnitrogenoverclockin...tonium_i.shtml lists for $2000 including shipping and tax, and it offers same (and better!) performance than a massively overclocked 5.27 GHz Gulftown http://www.liquidnitrogenoverclockin...ightning.shtml which lists for $5500!

And that 5.27 GHz Gulftown is a computing monster chilled at -40 degrees:

http://www.youtube.com/user/LiquidNi...C?feature=mhum
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