1 Agreed 2 I wonder why you think the 2600K is so worth it over the 2500K? It's considerably more expensive and just offers a slightly higher default clock and HT. And HT doesn't normally do anything for games and can even reduce performance at times 3 I think that's putting a bit strongly. If you can get one for around £330-£350, then they're considerably better value. Buy one for £450 though and it's a different story, lol.