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Ok the 750 goes with the ASUS and the 2500k goes with the GIGABYTE

So i can swap those 2. Leaving the ram, gfx card etc the same. Correct?

Bassically the 750 system is my own pc, gaming, internet some photo/video editing. the 2500k system is a HTPC and does nothing exept netflix or bluray.
    
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I have two PC's and i was wondering which is better
One is a 2500k and the other is an i5 750 @ 3.7ghz.

Also whats the best program i can use to benchmark the two and see which is actually faster? (not only CPU, also ram, graphics,etc..)


Better system?

System 1:
Core i5 750 @ 3.72 GHZ
p7p55de-pro
XFX 5770
4GB RAM
500w PSU
Antec 300

System 2:
Core i5 2500k @ STOCK
Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3
Diamond 5750
4GB RAM
500w PSU (i think)
nMediaPC Case

You are asking two questions instead of one.

1. The Core i5 2500k is better. BUT, it might not be better at stock than an overclocked Core i5 750. You'll have to use some of the mentioned benchmarks to see at what speed it matches and beats the the i5 750 @ 3.7.

2. If you want general system performance, then you are comparing two slightly different systems. The one with the Core i5 750 has a better GPU, Not by much, but if your metric will be gaming, the Core i5 750 Overclocked will be the better system.
Edited by tpi2007 - 5/21/11 at 2:34pm
 
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Swap the 750 and Asus mobo into your HTPC and put the 2500K and Gigabyte mobo into your Antec 300 Gaming system.

Depending on whetehr or not the OS is an OEM version you may have some issues with license when it detects the new mobo/cpu combination.
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Ok the 750 goes with the ASUS and the 2500k goes with the GIGABYTE

So i can swap those 2. Leaving the ram, gfx card etc the same. Correct?

Bassically the 750 system is my own pc, gaming, internet some photo/video editing. the 2500k system is a HTPC and does nothing exept netflix or bluray.
Well, why don't you put the Core i5 750 back at stock speed, put in the HD5750 in it, and make it the Media Center ?

Then use the Core i5 2500k and the HD5770 as your main PC, gaming rig.
 
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Alright yes i see what you are saying. But bassically now the question is, is it worth for me putting the CPU AND MOBO from the 2500k system into the 750 system? Its bassically a CPU / Mobo switch

the 2500k system is just an htpc.

@the 2 posts above. Yea pretty much what im saying.
    
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Ok the 750 goes with the ASUS and the 2500k goes with the GIGABYTE

So i can swap those 2. Leaving the ram, gfx card etc the same. Correct?

Bassically the 750 system is my own pc, gaming, internet some photo/video editing. the 2500k system is a HTPC and does nothing exept netflix or bluray.
No I don't think you can use the 2500k on that asus board. However, you can use your GPU and very likely your RAM on either board.

EDIT: Yes, you can swap both of those out as long as you keep the CPU with its (known compatible) mobo.
    
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The 2500k system is better, though probably a waste if you are using it for mainly gaming with a 5770. It's like 10-15% then the i5 760 clock for clock. Though it can overclock higher if you have the cooling.

Probably not worth the money to upgrade to it if you're not really putting half decent money into a GPU.
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why are you running a i5 2500k stock?
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why are you running a i5 2500k stock?
Beacuse its stuck in a little HTPC jammed under an entertainment center.
    
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The 2500k system is better, though probably a waste if you are using it for mainly gaming with a 5770. It's like 10-15% then the i5 760 clock for clock. Though it can overclock higher if you have the cooling.

Probably not worth the money to upgrade to it if you're not really putting half decent money into a GPU.
Well im not upgrading, i have both systems already. I plan to get a new GPU in like december.

Mainly gaming, some photo editing (lightroom and photoshop) and a little Sony Vegas.
    
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