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Windows 7: i5-2500k vs i7-2600k and DRAM compatibility

17 Dec 2011   #1
4hya

windows 7 x64
 
 
i5-2500k vs i7-2600k and DRAM compatibility

I'm planning to upgrade my PC to a better one.
I currently planning to buy this motherboard
Code:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8P67_DELUXE/#overview
many says i5-2500k is almost the same as the i7-2600k. except for the HT and extra
4 cores.

is it worth it the $100 for the i7?

and.. is the DRAM 2200MHz compatible with i5 and i7?.

My usage is these:
Photoshop
some video encoding
Internet
PS2 Emulation
extreme gaming. hehehe


and.. is that board good for overclocking both CPUs?
and, when is the best time to buy? (like tentative price drop).

TIA!


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18 Dec 2011   #2
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Basically they are both the same. Both have 4 cores, the i7-2600K is clocked 100mhz faster and has hyperthreading that the 2500K does not. Ram compatability is the same, it is the board that is the determining factor. As far as the motherboard, you will have to read the reviews to decide for yourself, a good place is Newegg.
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18 Dec 2011   #3
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

You'll benefit from the hyperthreading when video encoding or photo editing. But you'll see minimal difference in gaming, as few games optimise the added cores.
Worth the money.. Well hard to say, an SSD would be a better purchase if you were asking me, then spending the extra on the CPU.

2000mhz ram is overkill at best, it makes very little difference in day to day tasks and will make minimal difference else where, certainly not in gaming. I run my 1866mhz ram at 1333mhz lol as I cba to increase my ram voltage.. Lazy I know!

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18 Dec 2011   #4
4hya

windows 7 x64
 
 

then having ram that is higher than 1333 is not worth it? so does will make minimal / unnoticeable diferences? having 2200 is not recommended?

for renders. How much time will HT's advantage than non-HT?

can't see some benches.

main usage is photoshop. gaming is just for happy hour.
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18 Dec 2011   #5
4hya

windows 7 x64
 
 

when is the best time to buy? is the Ivy bridge much much better than the SB? is it recommended to buy the IB instead?

SB's might drop prices on IB's release
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18 Dec 2011   #6
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Ivy bridge will be very very expensive! Look at the price of esb! 2011 socket seems too over priced.

I don't think you'd notice much difference at all with 1333mhz ram or faster in photoshop, difference will be minimal. Get 1866, its the happy medium.
Still rather get an ssd than the i7 over i5
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18 Dec 2011   #7
4hya

windows 7 x64
 
 

what does higher mem speed benefit?

yeah. i noticed that too. not much of an upgrade from SB.

they just want new range of products. then having i7 is not recommended.

how 'bout overclockability?
w/c produce more heat than the two?
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18 Dec 2011   #8
4hya

windows 7 x64
 
 

w/c produce more heat between the two rather.
and. i mean same overclocking step. w/c is more heat producer?
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18 Dec 2011   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4hya View Post
w/c produce more heat than the two?

What does "w/c" mean???
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18 Dec 2011   #10
4hya

windows 7 x64
 
 

w/c = abbreviation for 'which'
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