Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › i5 2500k or i7 2600k?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

i5 2500k or i7 2600k?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
I don't do any encoding or the like. I'll be using it mostly for gaming, and the like. Is the $100 worth it. What would I have to be doing on my computer to make that $100 justified?

Thanks
post #2 of 17
Based on what you described, 2500k should be fine. Save that $100 You need a new board and a set of DDR3 ram (stable 1333 should be fine, no need to go above 1600)
Edited by linskingdom - 3/8/11 at 3:33am
post #3 of 17
If you're just gaming, the 2500k will be fine.

It takes quite a bit to use 3+ghz of 4 threads to begin with, it takes alot to max out 8 threads.
post #4 of 17
If you can afford it, you might as well. It does have HT and 2 more MB, otherwise I wouldnt.
Phoneix
(33 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 5Ghz 24/7 ASRock Z77 Extreme4 GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 XTREME Gaming Premium... G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 10CAS 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Western Digital Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache S... OCZ Vertex 4 128GB Western Digital My Book 5TB USB 3.0 Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0  
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG DVD Burner Corsair H110 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit PLANAR PX2710MW 27" 2ms 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS VE248Q Black 24" 2ms LED QNIX QX2710 Evolution ll 27" 1440p 120Hz Corsair K70 MX Red switches Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W modular 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Vengeance C70 Arctic White SteelSeries Sensei Fnatic Edition SteelSeries QcK+ DOTA 2 Edition (x2) FiiO E6 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
FiiO E09k Beyerdynamic DT 990 250 Ohm Audio Technica A700 Sennheiser HD 280 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Sennheiser HD 201 Grado 60i M-Audio Studiophile AV40 Speakers Creative Sound Blaster Z  
OtherOtherOtherOther
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1850 Asus Dual Band (2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps) Wi... NZXT Hue LED strip controller Lamptron FC5 v3 fan controller 
Other
Ducky OCN.net DK9008G2 PRO (work) 
  hide details  
Reply
Phoneix
(33 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 5Ghz 24/7 ASRock Z77 Extreme4 GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 XTREME Gaming Premium... G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 10CAS 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Western Digital Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache S... OCZ Vertex 4 128GB Western Digital My Book 5TB USB 3.0 Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0  
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG DVD Burner Corsair H110 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit PLANAR PX2710MW 27" 2ms 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS VE248Q Black 24" 2ms LED QNIX QX2710 Evolution ll 27" 1440p 120Hz Corsair K70 MX Red switches Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W modular 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Vengeance C70 Arctic White SteelSeries Sensei Fnatic Edition SteelSeries QcK+ DOTA 2 Edition (x2) FiiO E6 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
FiiO E09k Beyerdynamic DT 990 250 Ohm Audio Technica A700 Sennheiser HD 280 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Sennheiser HD 201 Grado 60i M-Audio Studiophile AV40 Speakers Creative Sound Blaster Z  
OtherOtherOtherOther
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1850 Asus Dual Band (2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps) Wi... NZXT Hue LED strip controller Lamptron FC5 v3 fan controller 
Other
Ducky OCN.net DK9008G2 PRO (work) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pLuhhmm View Post
If you can afford it, you might as well. It does have HT and 2 more MB, otherwise I wouldnt.
Well lets say I have $150 to spare. I either get a 2500k with a 580gtx or a 2600k with a 570gtx.
post #6 of 17
Then get a 2500K with a GTX 580. There's no performance difference in gaming between the 2500K and the 2600K. You'll get much higher performance for gaming that way.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo P7450 @2.7GHz Pegatron G60VX (A12) GeForce GTX 260M 1GB @610/1500/2000 Hynix 4GB DDR2 @1000MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 320GB LG GSA-T50N, HP dvd1170r Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP W2207 22" (1680x1050) 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Microsoft Digital media Keyboard 3000 Delta Electronics ADP-120ZB BB 120W Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo P7450 @2.7GHz Pegatron G60VX (A12) GeForce GTX 260M 1GB @610/1500/2000 Hynix 4GB DDR2 @1000MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 320GB LG GSA-T50N, HP dvd1170r Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP W2207 22" (1680x1050) 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Microsoft Digital media Keyboard 3000 Delta Electronics ADP-120ZB BB 120W Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 17
with that little extra bit on info, the 2500k for sure. most games wont use more than 2 cores anyways so the more powerful gpu is more beneficial than the hyper threading.
post #8 of 17
Agree with them, if you just game, the 2500k/GTX580 will be a better combo, providing more FPS during games.
post #9 of 17
More agreement here.
post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
Are there any games, or any report of any games that will be using HT in the future? I see in benchmarks that the difference between the two is only a few frames.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › i5 2500k or i7 2600k?