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i7 i870 or i5 2405S? or...2500k

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So I was just curious on upgrading cpu now in sig rig.
I could plop in an i870 for $230 via microcenter, however my board doesn't support 6gb sata so ssd are now limited if I wanted one.

On the other hand I saw this interesting part which is a 65watt quad at 2.5 but turbo to 3.2. But maybe it would be more like $160 soon which would free up budget for a motherboard since I guess my 1333 memory would be ok.

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_i5/Intel-Core%20i5-2405S%20CM8062301091201%20%28BX80623I52405S%29.html

So would anyone have any opinions about this? If the 2500k was about the same, I guess that would be faster option without the power savings.
But having the igp graphics has no impact on the power right? No switching yet for discrete to igp?
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well if you buy a 2500K your going to need a new motherboard, so if u want to maybe save some $ to spend on something else (ssd or something) get the i7-870. i have an i7-860 which is basically the same thing
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If you get some nice cooling you could get your CPU to 4.5ghz.

The I3 clock inbetween nehalem and sandy bridge. With a good air cooler or water cooling your shouldn't have a problem with 4.4 to 4.8ghz

I say keep the i3.
the only thing worth going to is a 750 which isn't that big a jump either
Edited by Spykerv - 5/23/11 at 2:25pm
     
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Yeah, I wish I had a nice cooler, my old 775 cooler wouldn't work on this board but I didn't like it anyway, too noisy. I think I made it to about 3.7 on stock air-volts. But it runs so quietly just at default it's just running stock now. But maybe that would be worth looking into just in case...cheaper upgrade than a new board or an 870. thanks
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Yeah, I wish I had a nice cooler, my old 775 cooler wouldn't work on this board but I didn't like it anyway, too noisy. I think I made it to about 3.7 on stock air-volts. But it runs so quietly just at default it's just running stock now. But maybe that would be worth looking into just in case...cheaper upgrade than a new board or an 870. thanks

If you want a good upgrade look at the xspc radar rs240 kit. Cheap and good
or get a noctua nhd14. Both great fr ocing. Your cpu
     
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