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My target is 4.8ghz... For sure the 2600k is easier to achieve that speed, but how much easier is the question... If it's a lot easier then i'll go for the 2600k, if not then I might just go for the 2500k... what do you guys think? any help will be appreciated... Thanks
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Originally Posted by xxlap1xx;12597696 
My target is 4.8ghz... For sure the 2600k is easier to achieve that speed, but how much easier is the question... If it's a lot easier then i'll go for the 2600k, if not then I might just go for the 2500k... what do you guys think? any help will be appreciated... Thanks

not that much easier if at all.
2600k w/o HT is basically a 2500K anyway, and thats the only way to make OC'ing easier.
    
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I'm not sure that the 2600k actually does OC any higher or easier. From everything I've read and heard, both OC about the same.
    
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If all you do is play video games and do other average things then you do not need a 2600k. The 2500k will allow you to overclock just as high as the 2600k if not higher and will save you money.

The 2600k is best for video encoding, photo editing, etc.
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Originally Posted by OutOfBalanceOX;12597728 
not that much easier if at all.
2600k w/o HT is basically a 2500K anyway, and thats the only way to make OC'ing easier.


Larger cache as well.
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Both can reach 4.8Ghz easily. Each processor in the world has it own behavior talking about overclock. some need a little voltage, others need a huge change.
they are K edition, they were made for overclock. So, grab the cheaper.
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Where you going to get MB ?????????
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I'd probably get the 2600k.
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25000k. the 2600k is only about 100MHz faster, costs a lot more, and overclocks about the same.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by yoyo711;12597792 
Where you going to get MB ?????????

I just bought the "broken" one.

I don't really care about Sata ii 3/GB as my 2 HD's are connected to the sata iii 6/GB and my DVD to the JMicron. I wont be affected my the "over heated sata 2 degraded performance" issue. In 6 months when I am bored and want to upgrade something, I will take it back and get them to replace the board. My store has a 1 year swap out policy for the bad boards

Edit:

I bought the 2600k for future proofing ( or so I am telling myself smile.gif ) I just like the ability to go into the BIOS and turn on/off 4 more threads when I need them for non gaming.
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