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2500k or 2600k (worth the extra $?)

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Just wanted to ask around...

For gaming and such, not much multi tasking or encoding just wondering which would be better..

Obviously the 2600k is the better cpu, but is the HT & extra cache worthy of the $100 price difference??


Thanks..
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Just wanted to ask around...

For gaming and such, not much multi tasking or encoding just wondering which would be better..

Obviously the 2600k is the better cpu, but is the HT & extra cache worthy of the $100 price difference??


Thanks..
2500k will do you fine for gaming. Not many game utilize more than 4 cores if even 2. HT will only spread the load to 8 logical cores, probably not a noticable difference.
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post #3 of 10
I wouldn't bother with the 2600k. Not for $100 anyway.

And i didn't.
post #4 of 10
if you need the extra threads for rendering or something the 2600K is a no brainer

otherwise the 2500K does everything just as well and saves you $100.
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post #6 of 10
2500k for gaming.
post #7 of 10
As other said, 2500K is fine.
post #8 of 10
Yea the 2500K is the sweet spot for gaming
post #9 of 10
if you are on the budget get the 2500k. If you want to have the best peformance out there get the 2600k. Is it worth the xtra $100 not really. (2500k and 2600k) knowing that it can go head to head and in most bench beat the 980x (1k cpu) i'll say both cpu for the price are a steal. People spend a little xtra money on getting better timing rams but they won't notice no different from Cl8 to cl9 apart from benchmarks.

Come on, we are only talking $280 and $190 for the best cpu on the market. I have never seen intel release so much perfomance from a cpu at such a low price. There high-end cpu has always been $800+.

I remember when i got my q9550 2.83ghz for $200 and the q9650 3.0ghz cost $500, now that's a big waste of money and still people paid for the different only to gain a little more peformance.
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post #10 of 10
2500k the way to go give me 2mounths and i wll have a 2500k i am paying off my bike 1st
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