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Sorry if this has been answered, but I searched and read the first few pages and didnt really find anything specific.

I am building a new rig currently (only need a mobo), and bought a 2500k CPU yesterday. I play games on my 30" 2560x1600 resolution, and watch streaming HD video like netflix or youtube on my 20" 1200x1600 resolution monitor.

I have read the difference in 2500k vs 2600k is minimal in gaming, but superior in multi-tasking. My question is:

Will I benifit from a 2600k vs 2500k if my multi-tasking consists of gaming and streaming hd video? I will also minimize my game and use photoshop intermittently also. I do not do much of any video or audio encoding. If there is no difference, I will probably use that $100 to upgrade my GPU in a few months (currently using gtx 470).

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I'd keep the 2500k, and the hundred bucks =) You said you don't do much of where the 2600k shines, the encoding aspect. And from my realllllly limited experience with ps, it likes to suckle on ram modules the mostest =)
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How much RAM do you have? If you like to multitask a lot, putting that $100 to RAM might be useful if you have 4gb and play games, use PS, and steram video at the same time
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streaming videos isn't cpu intensive...
    
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gotta agree, if your doing more multitasking you would benefit more from RAM.
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Thanks for such quick relies guys! I got 16gb of ripjaws on sale for $150 on newegg about a week ago so I should be fine with memory.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231429

So you guys would recommend a 2500k + ud7 mobo over 2600k + ud5 mobo?

That is basically the only place left I can spend the $100. I love the look of the ud7 even if it is overkill for what I am doing.
    
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do u need the extra's the UD7 has? If not stick with the UD5 and save the extra or apply it to a Vertex 3, if you can get your hands on one.
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post #8 of 16
ohh nvm... read it wrong... op i would go with the 2500k and get some better ram...

HT only really increases performance by 25-30%....

you could do better with higher capacity dims
Edited by badatgames18 - 4/5/11 at 2:38pm
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Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
wut? how many dim slots does the gigabyte ud7 have? it doesn't have the standard 4?
it has 4 slots, but just like the UD5 and I thought the UD4 can support up to 32GB...good luck finding 8GB per stick tho.
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they'll be coming out later this year
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