Should I i7-2600k or i5-2500K; does hyper-threading make any differen

I have been suggested that buying i5-2500K instead of i7-2600k will save me lots of money.

Does hyper threading really make a difference?

I do graphic design and games.

Thnx
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  1. That will depend on whether ya consider $100 lots of money. Look ant the benchmarks and estimate how much time ya will save .... then decide of that time is worth $100
  2. JackNaylorPE said:
    That will depend on whether ya consider $100 lots of money. Look ant the benchmarks and estimate how much time ya will save .... then decide of that time is worth $100

    The economist speaks the truth!
  3. am actually doing photoshop and cad/ lightroom etc too, have ADHD and love loads of browser tabs
  4. Quote:
    In benching = Yes
    In gaming = No

    You know, there are other uses for your computer than just benchmarks and gaming...
  5. Yes I do lots of tablet-painting, and batch process loads of images.

    you mean multitasking is like playing playing mass effect 2 while also playing COD blackops in virtual machine while watching CNN new stream and at the same time ipod-transcoding whole anime series while burning pirate dvds?
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