Sorry if this question has been already asked more than once, but I could not fine a very good answer. Some say you can overclock it by only so much. Others say you can't overclock it at all (since it is not the "K" series). I want to perform a very mild overclock with the stock cooler at about 4 or 4.2 Ghz. Thanks!
Ok thanks guys. I "upgraded" my i5 2500K for a 2600 at Micro Center. I don't know if they will let let me take it back again (this will be the 3rd time now LOL). Anyway, do you think I should just go with the i5 2500K again or spend a couple more bucks and go with the i7 2600K?
Well, I guess it depends on how much you REALLY think you need to OC (further than you can currently), AND if you think HT is important to you.
If you DO want to OC a good bit, but HT isn't a big deal to you, then the 2500K is the way to go. If you like HT, BUT OC'ing very far isn't that important you just stay with what you have. Then the final option, if BOTH are important, then the 2600K is the obvious choice.
Of course, that all depends on MicroCenter even allowing you to do it...
I am not even sure if I even want to OC or even need HT. I play lots of games and do a little editing with After Effects. I don't want to waste money on stuff I don't need, but I also like the idea of OC in the future.