I7 2600k or i5 2500k

I saw many topics about this 2 CPU's but none was realy helpfull.
Which CPU should i get for gaming only and (light editing)?


The rig is gonna be:

Asus P8Z68-v pro
Gigabyte GTX 560ti
2500k or 2600k
Kingston Hyper-x 6gb 1333
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  1. i5-2500k is a really good CPU. It's well rounded with amazing overclock capability. The i7-2600k is what you should go for if you plan to do 3D rendering and the likes. However, you should consider the $100 differences.
  2. When it comes to gaming right now very few games will take advantage for more than 3 threads, because of this the value of hyper-threading on the Intel® Core™ i7-2600K is very minimal for games. That leaves the difference between the Intel Core i7-2600K and the Intel Core i5-2500K down to 100MHz for $100 that is why most of us advise that you go with the Intel Core i5-2500K and spend the money somewhere else that will make a difference like an SSD or something like that.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  3. Thanks for the help.
    Im getting the i5 2500k.
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