Whats a good processor for video editing

What would be the best computer for editing home videos and photos.
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  1. If you want the best and are willing to spend above $300+ then it's either the Core i7-2600k or i7-2700k.


    If you want to spend less, then you should be able to find an AMD Phenom II X6 1100T for around $200.


    The Core i5-2500k (~$215) comes very close to the Phenom II X6 1100T, however since it does not have Hyper Threading it does not do as well as the Core i7-2600k for Photoshop batches and video encoding. The extra 2 cores in the X6 1100T helps.

    I know that the Core i5-2500k is easily overclockable to 4.5GHz, but I'm not sure how high a Phenom II X6 1100T can be OC'ed. Therefore, the i5-2500k may be better than the X6 1100T if you are willing to OC.
  2. Thanks for the information. I have another question. When i go to Intels website and look up the i5 they have 2nd generation processors in the 2400 and 2500 series but don't clearly call out the i5-2500. Also on the HP and Dell website they call out using an optional 2320 quad core, what is the difference of this one to the 2500? Thanks, David
  3. core i5 2320 has lower clockspeed compared to core i5 2500.
    cpu - normal speed - max turbo
    2320 - 3.1 ghz - 3.3 ghz
    2500 - 3.3 - 3.7
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