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Intel Core i5-2500k or Intel Core i7 2600k?

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Intel Core i5 2500k or Intel Core i7 2600k which to take?

  1. Intel Core i5 2500k

    13 vote(s)
    68.4%
  2. Intel Core i7 2600k

    6 vote(s)
    31.6%
  1. puma99dk|

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    i am not sure yet if i should take a Intel Core i5-2500k or a Intel Core i7 2600k for my ECS P67H2-A board or if i should find a used one neither, ino it don't impact gaming performance that much taking an i5-2500k instead of i7-2600k i read that at Guru3D's review of that.

    Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K review (Guru3D.com)

    but still i am not quiet sure which to take.

    there is around 120USD / 88euro price difference from i5-2500k to i7-2600k when we r talking brand new, is it worth it?

    i am planning about gaming the lastest games when they come out together with my EVGA GeForce GTX570 but i still not sure which would be the best choice bcs i don't use converting apps that much but i do use dbpoweramp and ExactFile from time to time, together with winrar, but normally i just use standart programs like FireFox Nightly, mirc, winamp and that.
     
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    2500k for gaming. Set it to 4.5ghz stable and forget about it. Will be super happy with it.
     
  3. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If you're not sure you need the 2600K, you don't. Get the 2500K. Unless you have money to burn, then get the 2600K anyways. In the end it will most likely make 0 difference to you.
     
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    thx, you two, bcs if can get money enough selling my old processor and mobo i will properly buy a brand new i5 2500k if not i am properly just gonna look for a used one and see what i can digg up.
     
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    I would recommend the 2500k as well. There is no reason to spend the extra money if your primary focus is gaming.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    the one 2600k vote is me, 'cause I made a mistake.

    :banghead:
     
  7. Completely Bonkers New Member

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    Save the €88 and buy a SSD for your system drive. You will gain much much more redirecting your spend.
     
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    hehe it's oki cadavece we all make mistakes ^^

    i am actually not got much money to burn off but i will use my money wisely and get a K model bcs i want to oc it, and i will still use my A-Data XPG™ Gaming Series DDR3-2000G AX3U2000GB2G9 2x2GB memory.


    Completely Bonkers about ssd i dunno, i have been looking them but i think i will stick to a used Raptor like next month if i can find one, bcs still ssd not that much space even not 64gb feels kinda small when u r use to 150gb ^^;
     
  9. JrRacinFan

    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    Voted 2600k cause I can! :p Nah go for the 2500k, not worth the hyperthreading. Invest that money you saved into an SSD.
     
  10. EarthDog

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    I voted 2600k. Always get the best you can afford. As time goes on more games, like BFBC2 (and BF3) will use HT cores.
     
  11. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm actually thinking of getting the 2600K and selling my 2500K. I do a lot of archiving/zipping/rar'ing etc and I know it will help Since Intel was so kind as to leak that there will be a 2700K soon, I'm going to wait to see what kind of a deal I can get. :)
     
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    I would personally buy the 2600K, just because I always prefer to have the highest model within my price range. I actually take advantage of hyperthreading on a daily basis though.

    The 2500K is perfect for gaming. No doubt about that.
     

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