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I5 2500k or i7 2600k?

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January 27, 2012 12:17:54 AM

I am building a gaming computer and I can't decide between an i5 2500k or an i7 2600k. More in depth on what I would be using it for, I want to record all my BF3 gameplay in fraps so I need to be able to keep a steady 60 fps or high while recording. Here are the other components for the build: http://i.imgur.com/3cqSG.png Will an i5 and those components keep a steady 60 fps on ultra with a 1920x1080 resolution?

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January 27, 2012 12:19:27 AM

depends on the graphics card you have
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January 27, 2012 12:26:57 AM

2600k is not really any better for gaming.
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January 27, 2012 12:42:13 AM

gaming the 2500k wins out, there is no real benefits to the 2600k apart from a tiny increase in oc ability and 1-2'c lower running temp. if you do heavy photoshop then it may be worth the extra to get a 2600k but for most other things the 2500k will hold its own and in gaming will outperform the 2600k by a very small margin on games that dont like hyperthreading
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January 27, 2012 12:45:28 AM

Other than to say that I agree with the other posters, I have nothing else to add.
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January 27, 2012 12:59:50 AM

popatim said:
depends on the graphics card you have

GPU and everything else is in the picture in the original post.
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January 27, 2012 2:01:30 AM

the i5 is better than the i7.

the i7 is a downgrade because of hyperthreading.

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January 27, 2012 4:56:07 AM

It depends on if you are doing any video editing and stuff like that.
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January 27, 2012 5:30:14 AM

Save the $100 and go for an i5.
Take the $100 you saved and get a 7970 :) 
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January 27, 2012 5:52:12 AM

imho i5 2500k is dollar for dollar pretty much the best gaming chip around.
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January 27, 2012 5:58:47 AM

If u can afford it, get 2600K, as it is great for the video and photo and audio editing.

But if u don't do any of these, it will be a waste of money and all the gamers here will tell u to get a better GPU : )
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January 27, 2012 1:32:04 PM

nikorr said:
If u can afford it, get 2600K, as it is great for the video and photo and audio editing.

But if u don't do any of these, it will be a waste of money and all the gamers here will tell u to get a better GPU : )

I edit videos as well but gaming is my main priority. I can deal with a little bit slower video editing for $100 less.
How does this build look: http://i.imgur.com/qOpdP.png?
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January 27, 2012 4:06:34 PM

looks good on the build. might want to try for a custom 7970 because the reference can be a bit loud and hot.
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