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post #1 of 10
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Hello OCN,

I have seen a lot of posts in the marketplace and on ebay with used i7's ranging from $150-210

(Talking about 920, 930, 940, 950)


Are they better than the i5-2500K for gaming?

I'm looking for GAMING PERFORMANCE. I've heard about people getting the i5-2500k's at 4.5GHz on cheap air coolerss.

Please advise!
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post #2 of 10
No, go for the i5 unless you plan to go quad sli/cf.
    
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2500k is a better choice. It'll not only perform better than the i7s at the same clock, but it'll also overclock much better with the same cooling.
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post #4 of 10
2500k would be best bet unless you find a i7 really cheap or need more pcie lanes.
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post #5 of 10
Virtually no games thus far could make use of an i7's 8 threads.

Get a 2500k and a decent cooler and overclock the nuts off it. It'll perform better for gaming.
post #6 of 10
Please compare gaming results



http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...5_2500k/11.htm

Hope this helps
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post #7 of 10
Well i went from a 875k @ 4ghz to a 2600k @ 5ghz and the difference in games for me is tremendous getting about 30-40% more frames in games.
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Originally Posted by AdmiralThrawn View Post
Virtually no games thus far could make use of an i7's 8 threads.

Get a 2500k and a decent cooler and overclock the nuts off it. It'll perform better for gaming.
BF3 will most likely, and any new game using havok will. Skyrim is for sure going to use 6 min, and 12 max.

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Originally Posted by Rucka315 View Post
Well i went from a 875k @ 4ghz to a 2600k @ 5ghz and the difference in games for me is tremendous getting about 30-40% more frames in games.
875k is crappy, also you get 30-40% more frames? I doubt that, at 5GHz you would see maybe 5FPS more than a 920@4-4.5GHz. 30-40% would require it to run faster than 5% more.
    
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Does this qualify as misinformation?
    
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post #10 of 10
SB rules for gaming.
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