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It doesn't bring any upside to gaming - as I said no game uses more than 4 cores let alone 8 threads.

Modern games for the most part don't really support HT, the only way to really support HT is to unoptimize your code via make it even worse than normal.

The fact that the i7 while clocked higher with a higher turbo frequency lost any gaming benchmarks to the i5 just shows how bad HT is when it comes to gaming.


1155 isn't a future proofing build, it's the peak of quad core design, moving forward 6-8 cores will be the norm. Software still needs to catch up to quad core usage, there is no need for the everyday user and gamer for HT.
    
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Modern games for the most part don't really support HT, the only way to really support HT is to unoptimize your code via make it even worse than normal.
Most games aren't affected by it negatively, and when they are its too small to even notice.
Like I said, several games use it now and more will use it in the future.

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The fact that the i7 while clocked higher with a higher turbo frequency lost any gaming benchmarks to the i5 just shows how bad HT is when it comes to gaming
What?
Some games my 930 at stock (2.8Ghz) beats an i5 750 at 4.15Ghz.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...0-cpu-review/7
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...0-cpu-review/8



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Software still needs to catch up to quad core usage,
Software is old.

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there is no need for the everyday user and gamer for HT.
For you.
Not trying to be argumentative just saying.

Other people use the bejesus out of thier PC's and an i5 would not suit my needs to game and multi task like I like to. Period.
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Save the 100 bucks.Don't get hyper thread for a gaming pc.It will even run cooler for overclocking.I have seen 2600k owners turn off hyper thread and effectively downgrade themselves to a 2500k.Not to mention all the 1366 owners who buy an i7 with ht for a gaming pc.It's just dumb.I had a choice to go 1366 but chose 1156 for that reason.I recently beat out practically every 1366 i7 here on ibt with 61 g flops.Your not going to get better frames with ht on.
61 gflops means nothing.
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2600K = WIN

You will end up regreting a 2500K purchase IMO

Sort of like TV's and monitors

You alway regret not getting the larger screen
Interesting..but there is no point in getting the larger 'screen' when you don't need the size in the first place.
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Interesting..but there is no point in getting the larger 'screen' when you don't need the size in the first place.
nobody ever "needs" a bigger screen. they want it. some people actually do enjoy playing with toys. whether it be a big screen tv, fast computer or a fast sports car. so for everyone saying, save your money: you save your money, and let this guy spend his if he wants too.
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nobody ever "needs" a bigger screen. they want it. some people actually do enjoy playing with toys. whether it be a big screen tv, fast computer or a fast sports car. so for everyone saying, save your money: you save your money, and let this guy spend his if he wants too.
it's what I did

I just game and I bought a 2600k

why?

because I wanted it

and was it worth it?

yes!
    
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How about you keep your i5-760 and buy a big GPU right now?
This, especially since my current (not sig rig) has a better card and it is terrible. But even so I will say unless your doing mass amounts of encoding or use programs that take advantage of hyper threading/more than 4 cores like CAD software not worth the extra cash
    
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I know this is a little late... But I vote 2600k and start folding on it... That will utilize all cores and threads when u are not gaming...
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To answer your question I say yes? HT is going to be more useful going forward as software becomes more multi threaded. For gaming however it'll make little difference currently
YerMother is right, so why spend the extra cash on the 2600k? I have heard this statement many times before, that was three rigs ago. By the time this occurs or becomes mainstream the op would be on another rig build. If I were you I would buy the 2500k and if gaming is what you want spend that extra money on a decent card.
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I got one for you.

Because money doesn't grow on trees. $100 could be used towards a new high end gpu, or another one, or a waterblock for one, or a water cooling kit.

The list goes on and on, you don't need an i7 for anything, it's nice to have it some times, but its not really needed for an extra $100.
    
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