Originally Posted by DracoRedux
If you want years of functionality, I recommend an i7 over the i5.
Sorry, but I have to disagree.
The equivalent i7 (2600K) is essentially the same as the 2500K, except it has hyper-threading and 2mb more L3 cache.
Neither of which, as of current games, gives it a leg-up over the 2500K for that purpose.
And unless he is using software that utilizes HT, won't make a difference in day to day use.
Please read through the thread thoroughly before responding.
Nobody wants to read a wall of text, formatting is your friend.
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