Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › which SB cpu?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

which SB cpu?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I plan on getting a descent board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130576 , something that will use my ddr3 1600mhz memory. Those boards usually offer at least a 25% increase in speed, I'm happy with that, not really a serious overclocker.
But I'm confused on which types of SB cpu I should be looking at?
They say some of Intel Sand Bridge cpus are locked at certain speeds. Is this right??? I know the 2500k is overclockable, but I dont want to spend too much money just for a good cpu.
I guess I'd be happy with a dual core, but I really want the advantages of the newer quad-core processor.
my budget is around $145-$170ish.
any ideas.
mOjO
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2400 3.1 Ghz. ASUS P8H61-M LE R2.0 EVGA GTX 960 2GB SSC 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120 gb SSD LG dvd burner Win 7 Home Prem. 64 Bit Quasar 32" 1080p 
PowerCaseMouse
Solid Gear 300 Watt Mini ITX RoseWill Wired 
  hide details  
Reply
mOjO
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2400 3.1 Ghz. ASUS P8H61-M LE R2.0 EVGA GTX 960 2GB SSC 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120 gb SSD LG dvd burner Win 7 Home Prem. 64 Bit Quasar 32" 1080p 
PowerCaseMouse
Solid Gear 300 Watt Mini ITX RoseWill Wired 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 7
The "K" cpu's are more overclockable than a not k. I would get a 2500k if you don't use hyperthreading.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 4ghz 1.25v Evga Classified E760/E762 Evga Gtx 480 + Galaxy GTX 480 SLI 6GB Corsair Dominator GT 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial C300 256Gb, Samsung 7200rpm 320gb, 2x W... Windows 7 64-bit Home premium Dell U2410 1920x1200 Wireless Logitech 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Quatro 1200w Corsair 800D Razer Death Adder Office Depot thingy 
AudioAudio
Asus Xonar STX Sennheiser HD555's 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 4ghz 1.25v Evga Classified E760/E762 Evga Gtx 480 + Galaxy GTX 480 SLI 6GB Corsair Dominator GT 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial C300 256Gb, Samsung 7200rpm 320gb, 2x W... Windows 7 64-bit Home premium Dell U2410 1920x1200 Wireless Logitech 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Quatro 1200w Corsair 800D Razer Death Adder Office Depot thingy 
AudioAudio
Asus Xonar STX Sennheiser HD555's 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 7
If you are pushing for Quad:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-074-_-Product

If you'd like to save a few bucks and keep it dual:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-077-_-Product

Personally, I'd say toss the $20 over budget in and go Quad, but that's just me.

Hope it helps!
Dovahkiin
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 2600k  ASUS P8P67 Motherboard EVGA GTX 560 Ti 2GB  EVGA GTX 560 Ti 2GB  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
8GB Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Crucial M4 128 GB 1.5TB Western Digital Caviar Black  1.5TB Western Digital Caviar Black  
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LITEON Blu Ray Drive Corsair H80 Windows 7 Professional x64 ASUS 27 Inch  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Corsair AX1200 Heavily Modified Diablotek EVO Razer Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
Dovahkiin
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 2600k  ASUS P8P67 Motherboard EVGA GTX 560 Ti 2GB  EVGA GTX 560 Ti 2GB  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
8GB Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Crucial M4 128 GB 1.5TB Western Digital Caviar Black  1.5TB Western Digital Caviar Black  
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LITEON Blu Ray Drive Corsair H80 Windows 7 Professional x64 ASUS 27 Inch  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Corsair AX1200 Heavily Modified Diablotek EVO Razer Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
thanx guys
I was really eyeing the i5 2400 but that isnt overclockable, or is it?.?
I mean...does that CPU at least give a performance boost?
Is the i5 2400 at least gonna be real descent for gaming??
mOjO
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2400 3.1 Ghz. ASUS P8H61-M LE R2.0 EVGA GTX 960 2GB SSC 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120 gb SSD LG dvd burner Win 7 Home Prem. 64 Bit Quasar 32" 1080p 
PowerCaseMouse
Solid Gear 300 Watt Mini ITX RoseWill Wired 
  hide details  
Reply
mOjO
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2400 3.1 Ghz. ASUS P8H61-M LE R2.0 EVGA GTX 960 2GB SSC 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120 gb SSD LG dvd burner Win 7 Home Prem. 64 Bit Quasar 32" 1080p 
PowerCaseMouse
Solid Gear 300 Watt Mini ITX RoseWill Wired 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 7
The extra premium to overclock your processor is more than worth it, especially with how much these cost in the first place. If your main use is gaming, then look no further than the 2500k. With just a few minutes you can get this thing going at 4.6Ghz.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
thats over my budget.

I'm not looking at getting over 110 fps, something that will get me an average of 80-90fps would be great.
I can always upgrade later on for that when games get more demanding and i'm sure they will.
mOjO
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2400 3.1 Ghz. ASUS P8H61-M LE R2.0 EVGA GTX 960 2GB SSC 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120 gb SSD LG dvd burner Win 7 Home Prem. 64 Bit Quasar 32" 1080p 
PowerCaseMouse
Solid Gear 300 Watt Mini ITX RoseWill Wired 
  hide details  
Reply
mOjO
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2400 3.1 Ghz. ASUS P8H61-M LE R2.0 EVGA GTX 960 2GB SSC 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120 gb SSD LG dvd burner Win 7 Home Prem. 64 Bit Quasar 32" 1080p 
PowerCaseMouse
Solid Gear 300 Watt Mini ITX RoseWill Wired 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by bleuborsh View Post
thanx guys
I was really eyeing the i5 2400 but that isnt overclockable, or is it?.?
I mean...does that CPU at least give a performance boost?
Is the i5 2400 at least gonna be real descent for gaming??

i5 2400 would be good for you. It has limited overclock. Here is an explanation:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/t...-2100-tested/3


Not sure if these turbo modes are for a limited time only or if you can lock them into that mode but somebody here will explain it to you.


Or you can try asking around for someone who lives near a Microcenter to send you a cpu (2500K are $180)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › which SB cpu?