Bascially, I have a i2500 (non K version, no overclocking for me) on the way and am trying to pass the time "while waiting like a kid on Christmas Morning". I am upgrading from an Intel e2200 (along with a new motherboard) so I can't wait to see my new performance. Anyways, just wondering if both processors are ran at "stock settings" would the K version be the same as the Non-K version. For what it's worth, I picked up the Non-K version for $40 cheaper than the K version, which paid for the new Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 memory sticks I have coming. Again, I know that it really doesn't matter if there is any real difference, just trying to find something to do to pass the time.