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Right, I currently have an i5 2500k and I'm wondering if it would be worthwhile to upgrade to a 2700k

I'd sell my i5 and I don't pay vat so I can get the i7 for around 180-190


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Depends what you use your rig for? If it is just for gaming then you'll notice next to nothing in terms of a performance increase.

If you do programming, run VMs, do video editing and encoding, etc then yes you'll notice a bit of a performance boost.
 
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Might help with the video rendering side a little bit, but most games you won't see a difference and even when you do it'll be extremely minor (games aren't really cpu bound).

I went from an i5 to an i7 purely to give me an extra boost in Visual Studio and some heavily threaded apps I build but in games I didn't notice/feel any difference and that's with a GTX 680.
 
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