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Core i5 2600k or i7 2600k

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September 27, 2011 9:36:54 PM

I got the choice on a new system of the i5 2600k clocked to 4 ghz or the i7 2600k unclocked. I don't do games on the pc at all but am buying a new system for first time in 7 yrs and i usually buy as high a spec as practical, i only use office programs, surfing, watch videos etc etc, which would give the best performance

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September 27, 2011 9:46:56 PM

Both are K series, which is for oc'rs. Do you just want to oc just because its there or are you planing on oc'ing at all? Go with the i7 for slightly better HT, which could serve you well for your purposes. This is the question...do you need that oh so slight increase for $100 more. Will you be over clocking?

September 27, 2011 9:56:48 PM

Well i look at it that the overclocking is really for gamers, the unclocked i7 was only slightly cheaper, i don't plan to oc
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September 27, 2011 10:05:00 PM

Go with the i7 non-K series then for sure.
September 27, 2011 10:14:14 PM

Thanks for advice
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September 27, 2011 10:21:06 PM

Here are the differences between the Intel® Core™ i5-2500, i5-2500K, i7-2600 and i7-2600K,
Intel Core i5-2500
-Support for TXT (Trusted Execution Technology) a business level virus protect feature
-VT-d (Virtualization with directed I/O) let you assign a devise to a VM
-Intel HD 2000 Graphics
Intel Core i5-2500K
-Unlocked multiplier allows easy overclocking
-Intel HD 3000 Graphics (better then the HD 2000 Graphics)
Intel Core i7-2600
-Support for TXT (Trusted Execution Technology) a business level virus protect feature
-VT-d (Virtualization with directed I/O) let you assign a devise to a VM
-Intel HD 2000 Graphics
-Hyper-threading (support up to 8 threads
-2MB more cache then the Intel Core i5-2500
-100MHz higher clock speed then the Intel Core i5-2500

Intel Core i7-2600K
-Unlocked multiplier allows easy overclocking
-Intel HD 3000 Graphics (better then the HD 2000 Graphics)
-Hyper-threading (support up to 8 threads
-2MB more cache then the Intel Core i5-2500
-100MHz higher clock speed then the Intel Core i5-2500

http://ark.intel.com/compare/52209,52210,52213,52214

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
September 27, 2011 10:50:20 PM

Thanks, after checking, the processor on offer is the 3.4 ghz i7 2600k, i can have it clocked to 4 ghz for £19 or left as is, i believe clocking it will generate more heat and possibly lead to an earlier demise of the processor, in my type of use would having it clocked offer a noticeable difference in performance
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September 27, 2011 10:59:31 PM

no it would not give an appreciable benefit, but then neither would the 2600 Vs the 2600, i'd actually be considering the 2400 for your usage, and buy an SSD or the OS with the remainder. Where are you buying it from?
September 27, 2011 11:04:11 PM

Not ordered yet but looking at Chillblast
September 28, 2011 10:08:29 PM

13thmonkey said:
no it would not give an appreciable benefit, but then neither would the 2600 Vs the 2600, i'd actually be considering the 2400 for your usage, and buy an SSD or the OS with the remainder. Where are you buying it from?

^ +1 Hes right, get yourself an SSD with what you save, you wont regret it.
September 28, 2011 10:45:11 PM

The SSD are too expensive to be honest, could get a 40 or 60 gb but that is not enough
September 29, 2011 12:33:55 AM

You only install the OS and some frequently used apps on the SSD. Everythign else goes on your 1TB or larger hard disk. SSD will make a significant difference in how fast your computer runs. More so than buying a i5 2600 over a 2400 CPU
September 29, 2011 12:59:09 AM

Ok, i never realised that, there is a 60gb corsair SSD on offer, just confirm this please, is it best to get the SSD as the main drive and have the 1tb larger standard hard drive as the second drive?, then the OS and all application files will be installed on the SSD?, let me ask a stupid question, when i open a file that is on the larger standard drive, will that open up quick, based on the fact the program is on the SSD main drive?
October 3, 2011 7:14:59 PM

Finally ordered the system as below, am sure it will be enough for what i use it for and for the wife to play solitaire lol.


Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler
Asus P8P67 Pro Motherboard
8GB Corsair PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 Memory (2 x 4GB sticks)
Chillblast NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 1024MB Graphics Card
1000GB 7200RPM Hard Disk
Samsung Blu-Ray ROM / DVD-RW Combi Drive
Xigmatek Premium Grade 500W PSU
Sound Blaster Audigy SE PCI
300Mbps 802.11n Wireless PCI Adaptor (for Wireless networks)
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Intel Core i5 2500K Processor Overclocked to up to 4.0GHz
60GB Corsair Force 3 Solid State Drive

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