2500k or 2600k or Other?


Feb 18, 2012
I5 2500k is $234 Delivered on the Bay
i7 2600k is 332 Delivered on the Bay

Or should i look at something else? ive already got 2x4GB Corsair DDR3 1600MHz Vengeance Ram. in 1156.

Just need a good CPU, Mobo, Case.
At this point in time I would wait for Ivy Bridge benchmarks. I expect a relatively small increase in performance of around 6% - 8% assuming same clock speed.

Temps for Ivy Bridge will be higher though since the surface area of the CPU is smaller compared to Sandy Bridge. Smaller surface area means less efficient heat transfer to the heatsink.