Re: Is a i7-2600K that much better then a i5-2500K
If you can break the bank a bit id say go for the 2600k it will give you a few extra points in performance in certain areas with the 4 cores / 8 threads. If your on a budget id say stick with the I5 2500K it will give you solid gaming performance. they both have good O/C performance too i have my I7 2600k sitting at 4.5ghz.
CPU - I7 2600K 4.5 GHZ
RAM - 8 GB DDR3 1600mhz
GPU - GTX 570 Classified