only use this rig for gaming and my i5 2500k overclocks to 4.5-5ghz
Now I can get the i7 2700k for about $120 on top of my i5 would it be worth the trade? Like I said I only use this rig for gaming but I sort of wanted to have an i7 for a long time. What kind of benefits would I get from the i7 upgrade. And also will I be able to overclock the 2700k as much as the 2500k? thanks heaps for any information
There is a saying better the devil you know than the devil you don't. You can get a good OC on your present cpu - no guarantees with the 2700. As stated if you won't be doing cpu intensive tasks - video encoding etc. then the 2700 won't do any better.