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Plug & Play Jan 25, 2011, 08:49am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Have been reading a fair bit about the two of these chips and the price difference is enough to warrant the debate. Which chip should I get?

TBH, I am getting this new rig PURELY for gaming so that is why I am leaning toward the 2500K as it will overclock to the same dizzy heights as the 2600K (obviously depending on the batch etc) and the only difference is the 2mb cache and the Hyper Threading 4 cores with 4 threads on the 2500K as opposed to 4 cores and 8 threads with the 2600K and IMHO will not make a huge difference GAMING.....plus money saved will get me a better and larger capacity SSD which I am going to get.......

Whaddyathink?




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Michael C Jan 25, 2011, 09:31am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel 2500K or 2600K
I would get the 2500K, save the money and put it towards something else. It doesn't seem worth it once it's at 4.8ghz+.

G. G. Jan 25, 2011, 10:14am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel 2500K or 2600K
get the 2600K..... when youre not gaming...... those 4 extra threads will be better use for the other apps... get what you can when you purchase... the more you can put into the cpu or any component just means you dont have to worry about "upgrading" it anytime soon afterwards. Kinda like i'll get the 2500K now and push the little extra dough to something else (in this case a larger ssd) and then down the road part of you wished you had just gotten the 2600K... Just the the 2600K and a larger SSD up front and no worries later... It's not like the 2600K going to blow your whole budget.... unlike the "extreme" series in the past or future..... where it is 1000.00 USD or more...



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Bungle Jan 25, 2011, 10:37am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel 2500K or 2600K
I say 2600, its not like at 300 bucks its really that expensive anyway, the chip will stay current a tad longer, and you won't be wondering "what if" for the next 3 years.

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Michael C Jan 25, 2011, 10:44am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel 2500K or 2600K
You guys are crazy! As you can clearly see, he says 'I am getting this new rig PURELY for gaming'. Therefore the 2500K is the smartest option!

G. G. Jan 25, 2011, 11:07am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel 2500K or 2600K
"PURELY" for gaming.........


Sure...................


I'm sure there will be some "purely" for

PhotoShop
3D rendering
Office apps
Internet Browsing
Movies
YouTube
Google Maps
Encoding
Porn Viewing
Architect'n
and so forth.......


Realisticly.........

You dont just dedicate a PC just to "Purely" gaming and nothing else...... that would be a waste of money and just crazy.... Just get a console if you are going to just do gaming... be ALOT cheaper.. Heck.... a high mid range video card cost just as much or more than a Sony PS3... then you toss all the other pc crap on top of that so as you can just use it purely as a gaming console???? Get a Console if you are going to do that... you would be better off dollar wise and have alot more gaming titles to boot...

When it comes to using a "PC" ..... it is kinda like eating RUFFLEs potato chips...... you just cant eat one chip.... So in otherwords..... on a pc.... you just cant keep it's usage just to gaming....... it has to do other duties...

:P:P:P :)

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Suspended User Jan 25, 2011, 12:02pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel 2500K or 2600K
Get a 2600K.

It will increase penis size tenfold.

Save a few quid more and get the SSD and the 2600K

kOrny Jan 25, 2011, 12:29pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel 2500K or 2600K
I WOULDN'T GET ANYTHING

YER MAKIN' A MISTAKE


DON'T DO IT!!!!11

~Vel Jan 25, 2011, 12:35pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel 2500K or 2600K
Take a look, 2500K scored better slightly on effing Crysis in the attached link, and trailed behind the others by less than 5%. Frankly if gaming is your primary deal, I'd save the $100 for those marginal differences and grab the i5. Put it towards a better SSD, monitor, sound setup, or something of the like.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-review-int...-tested/20

Michael C Jan 25, 2011, 02:11pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel 2500K or 2600K
Yeah, 2600K isn't worth it. Who's going to notice 5% difference? lolz...

Plug & Play Jan 25, 2011, 02:11pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel 2500K or 2600K
Lol, you guys crack me up....its like a scene from the "MUPPETS" with the two old dudes on the balcony.

TBH, there is NO WAY I would get a non "K" edition chip...it will either be a 2500K or 2600K. I should have stated that I have the money for my complete rig now (CPU, RAM, MOBO, SSD) I might get a 580GTX and sell my 5970.

Maybe I am getting old or just wise but I aint blowing my money for the sake of it anymore....I did the years of buying ROG boards some justified and some not and UBER high end GPUs which IMHO is a decent investment depending on the MAIN use of a PC. But from what I read about the SB chips a decent mobo will easily do the job of the uber high end mobos. I am very very tempted by the gigabyte P67 UD7 if I was getting a uber board, I dont like the Asus extreme IV P67 board...for some reason. If I was getting an asus board it would be the "sabertooth"

But as I said main job is GAMING...I dont mind waiting a few extra mins for a film being ripped or what ever.

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Michael C Jan 25, 2011, 02:36pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel 2500K or 2600K
I don't even think it would be a few extra mins even, more like seconds likely. And when you overclock that beast to 5.0ghz you will be f**kin FLYING!

TamTheBam Jan 25, 2011, 02:42pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel 2500K or 2600K

Get the 2600K Plug! Don't think about it just get it! Lol
The Sabertooth looks the part, and I love that mesh stylee around the board!
Get 2200Mhz Ram and the GTX580 and you'll have an uber rig. :)

....I'm back, but only as a part-timer... :)
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>> Re: Intel 2500K or 2600K
2600K, Sabertooth, SSD, Ram and keep the 5970, still a lush card, upgrade that later on.

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1062/pg1/nvidia-gtx-580-...ction.html

Keeps up/beats 580 OC edition....and if it does get beat, it is not enough to warrant the cost of a new card IMO

Michael C Jan 25, 2011, 03:08pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel 2500K or 2600K
Is the GTX580 a sidegrade or is it just me? It might even be a downgrade in some games? Regardless I would keep the card and upgrade it later if you realllly need to.

Suspended User Jan 25, 2011, 04:26pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel 2500K or 2600K
Michael C said:
Is the GTX580 a sidegrade or is it just me? It might even be a downgrade in some games? Regardless I would keep the card and upgrade it later if you realllly need to.


Yeah not worth it at all...it's a sidegrade lol

Plug & Play Jan 25, 2011, 06:09pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel 2500K or 2600K
A GTX580 would be a sidegrade to a degree but its a single card and my last 2 cards where dual cards so I am p**sed off with them now lol. More then likely I will keep my 5970....but if I sell my 5970 for a decent price (which I think might happen ;) then I might get a GTX580 or a pair of GTX570 TI's if I wanna try the SLi route but I doubt it.

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>> Re: Intel 2500K or 2600K
Plug & Play said:
A GTX580 would be a sidegrade to a degree but its a single card and my last 2 cards where dual cards so I am p**sed off with them now lol. More then likely I will keep my 5970....but if I sell my 5970 for a decent price (which I think might happen ;) then I might get a GTX580 or a pair of GTX570 TI's if I wanna try the SLi route but I doubt it.


If you wanna go dual cards, then get two 6950's, flash them to 6970's and crossfire them.

john albrich Jan 25, 2011, 08:01pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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G. G. said:
...I'm sure there will be some "purely" for

YouTube
Google Maps
Porn Viewing
and so forth.......


Anyone who needs the 2600 for YouTube and Google Maps...well...that's just sad.

But anyone who needs the 2600 for viewing porn gets my sympathy...and needs a few months at the Betty "Fjords" clinic to get "back in touch" with real people. :cool:

G. G. Jan 25, 2011, 08:11pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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John,

Ever heard of "multitasking"? A thread for one, another thread for another, and so forth.... The more threads you have available, less slow downs or hickups.... heheheheh... especially for those porn videos.. dont want to miss any action....

lol :D

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mothow Jan 25, 2011, 09:18pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel 2500K or 2600K
2600k you dont get HT with 2500K just unlocked

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