Very true. The people that are and have always been preaching about the 2500k being enough sometimes without any overclock at all are not playing a variety of games besides GPU bound games at less than acceptable framerates in the first place, so of course there is no difference to them. My extra $80 investment in the 2600k over the 2500k paid off almost immediately when I happened to try and see if I could get by my 4.6Ghz barrier with HT turned off. Tried a 64 player BF3 server with everything set to max... 4.7Ghz, but bordering on 100% CPU usage at times with dropped frames everywhere. HT turned on I never saw over 80% usage in any scenario. An i5 is really only suitable if you want to play bordering or below console level details and purchase lower end GPU's in the $100-$150 range.