Pendleton - Learn It, Live It, Know It
- Feb 24, 2008
I plan on purchasing a 2500k this weekend at Microcenter. This is cheap enough to for me to consider getting it. It all depends on if I can use this coupon and still get $50 off a motherboard.
0055, a friendly reminder that one such program you're overlooking or sometimes called an OS , Windows 7 does in fact make use of threads. I've run my 2600k with hyper threading off and on, ran various benchmarks and not just that, but the feel of using Windows 7. You absolutely can tell the difference having these additional threads at your disposal vs. not having them.
Another important consideration is that for the additional cost, you are future proofing your rig. Many many games and apps make use of these additional threads. Nearly any new game / app coming out does so too.
I see no downside at all. This is an amazing price and an amazing processor.
Your CPU is the core of any system, the heart and soul, the brains, etc. $50 dollars or whatever the small difference is more than worth it. People can get creative and earn / save $50 very easily. Skip a night out, the money saved from not going to Cheese Cake Factory and a movie out, the gas is $50 right there or, selling a few old Xbox games, etc.
I would be encouraging people, not discouraging them.
Draws you in with a sweet deal then fucks you over then draws you back in even though you know you shouldn't go back for seconds. Just like dating a crazy girl, except in the end you have a sweet rig to show off for it.I guess I'm getting a 2600k... I guess a 2500k is going up for sale... DAMN you MC! why must you rape my wallet.
too bad ivy bridge is soon to release.... plus this is close to $250 with tax
I sold my last rig, a 1366 setup, all together and for a good/fair price ($850 recently) because the buyer wanted the extra threads for Flight Simulator X. That program takes advantage of hyperthreading. To me it is worth the extra $$ to buy the 2600k to future proof my PC and because the guy who bought my old PC knows other pilots, and he will certainly tell them about me. It may help me sell my 2600k rig after Ivy Bridge comes out. I know I would not have gotten that much by parting it out. Funny how SB affects the prices of 1366 gear! Plus it makes my [H] signature more badass!
I live about 20 minutes from one MC and work about 15 minutes from another... not sure how I got so lucky I was debating getting a couple more 2600k + mobo bundles and selling them here.