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i5 2500 worth it for gaming?

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iwas thinking of buying cheaper amd cpu like 955 for 110$. i5 2500 is 180$ at frys and 1090t is 150$. im not really sure which 1 to get. the computer will mostly use for gaming.. and pls can you suggest 100-130 mobo for this one.. tnx
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post #2 of 31
i5 2500 will smoke a 955, but I would suggest going with a 2300 or 2400 as there isn't really much advantage to a 2500 except for the k series, and the other ones will do just as well with gaming.
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post #3 of 31
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the difference between 2300 and 2500 is 40$.
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I went to a 2500k from a Phenom II and there is no comparison, it blows it away. Pick up a 2500k and don't look back.
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post #5 of 31
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mudfrog View Post
I went to a 2500k from a Phenom II and there is no comparison, it blows it away. Pick up a 2500k and don't look back.
This is what I'm talking about.
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post #6 of 31
Simple answer: Y-E-S

Less simple answer: get the 2300 if you don't want to overclock or it helps you squeeze it into budget.
   
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post #7 of 31
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maybe i'll stick with 2500. whats the mid end mobo for this cpu? like 99-130$
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post #8 of 31
Under $130 I'd probably go with an ASRock or MSI (the MSI if you ever want a second graphics card)
   
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post #9 of 31
ASrock is dirty.
 
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post #10 of 31
Mine is amazing
   
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Lazerwerx Custom Razer Naga Cyber Snipa XL Corsair Vengeance 1500 
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