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What is the real difference between the i5-2500k and i7-2600k besides the obvious 100 dollar gap in the price The clock speed gain seems minimal, even with turbo boost. I plan to do video editing and light gaming and I understand that the i5 is better for gaming? How about editing? What does each offer for OCing? Not that you would really need too

I know you will guide me in the right direction

i7-2600k
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...Tpk=i7%202600k

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Wow so I just realized that there were already a few threads on this but I guess this pertains to me more specifically anyways
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the other one is an i5 and the other is an i7. the other is 2600k and the other is 2500k. the other is 3.3 the other is 3.4. the other is 8mb cache and the other is 6mb cache.other is 3.7 turbo boost and the other is 3.8

thats what i know :/
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the other one is an i5 and the other is an i7. the other is 2600k and the other is 2500k. the other is 3.3 the other is 3.4. the other is 8mb cache and the other is 6mb cache.other is 3.7 turbo boost and the other is 3.8

thats what i know :/
We're neck and neck with info then ahah
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Don't forget their main difference! i7's has the hyperthreading! Plus its onchip gpu which i doubt you'll use is clocked higher.
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Don't forget their main difference! i7's has the hyperthreading! Plus its onchip gpu which i doubt you'll use is clocked higher.
The i5 has an on chip GPU too, so that argument isn't valid.

The biggest difference is Hyper Threading. Which honestly means nothing to 99% of us. Do yourself a favor and save $100 and get the i5.
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The i5 has an on chip GPU too, so that argument isn't valid.

The biggest difference is Hyper Threading. Which honestly means nothing to 99% of us. Do yourself a favor and save $100 and get the i5.
This.

Buy the i5. Save the extra for an SSD, or to put towards a higher end GPU, etc.
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From what I heard, please correct me if I am mistaken, if you OC i5 2500k up to certain point, 2 of the core will be disabled which results in you running 2 core on your OC clock, while i7 2600k will retain all 4 cores from OC.
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From what I heard, please correct me if I am mistaken, if you OC i5 2500k up to certain point, 2 of the core will be disabled which results in you running 2 core on your OC clock, while i7 2600k will retain all 4 cores from OC.
No idea what your talking about tbh. I've oc'd my i5 to 5.0ghz, and never has 2 cores been disabled.
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If you have the money, why not go i7 2600k? Get whichever satisfies you 100%, if you get an i5 and find yourself wondering or thinking man I wish I got that i7, even if I have no use for HT.. you're gonna regret

All I know is, HT really helps if your doing heavy rendering or folding.
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