When its as cheap as oldie said, $200, its a no brainer. I went 2500K because we don't have a MC here in Tucson and I don't need SMT as I mainly game, watch videos and browse the web.

But if you can pick up a 2600K for near the same or the same price as a 2500K, go for it.
uhmmmm..... how'd we get off topic :)

Subject is If ya need hyperthreading, should the 2600k be an option ?

Since 2500k cant do HT......so it's not "on the table".

Subject of discussion was ..... with the 2600k just $10 cheaper than the 2700k, does it make any .... if ya need HT .... sense not to buy the 2700k