I5 2500k vs i7 2600k fairly heavy gaming

I am looking through gaming pc's noticing that most pc's around 1000$ come with an i5 and you pay alot more through an i7. I am going to be doing a wide range of editing, programming, and gaming. Should I Invest in the i7
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  1. only if your editing and programming would benefit from the hyperthreading

    for the gaming side the 2500k is perfect as most games dont use the hyperthreading
  2. If you will be comiling large projects, then the i7 will benefit you. If just programming small projects, then the i5 is fine for that and gaming too.
  3. i would get the i7 if i was you because i5 is more better just for gaming
  4. abekl said:
    If you will be comiling large projects, then the i7 will benefit you. If just programming small projects, then the i5 is fine for that and gaming too.

    +1 i agree with this ;)
  5. Only very few programs are optimized to have 8 threads at a time, also you have not told us any other hardware so we do not know if the i5 would be a bottleneck that the i7 could fix. I would stick with the i5 but you should put a few more details for better answers
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