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I5 2500k vs i7 2600k fairly heavy gaming

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May 27, 2012 8:05:16 PM

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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May 27, 2012 8:12:54 PM

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
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May 27, 2012 11:16:44 PM

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.
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May 27, 2012 11:38:48 PM

i would get the i7 if i was you because i5 is more better just for gaming
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May 27, 2012 11:39:45 PM

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 ;) 
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May 27, 2012 11:57:42 PM

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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