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Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor

Are the good for gaming? And are the good Oc'ers like the 2500k?
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Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor

Are the good for gaming? And are the good Oc'ers like the 2500k?
They are good for gaming and OC well, but they do not OC to the clocks that we are seeing with SB. Also a SB chip will be faster clock for clock
    
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Unless you get a crazy good deal on it/or already have an 1156 system going I would go with SB.
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Unless you get a crazy good deal on it/or already have an 1156 system going I would go with SB.
I probably should have stated this, mobo and processor prices are comparable between 1155 and 1156, and it makes much more sense to go 1155
    
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4-4.2ghz is the usual overclock you see.
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They're still very good for gaming, but not as good as a 2500k in pretty much every dept.
2500k has lower TDP, power-draw, more head-room to OC (prob avg of 500-700+ MHz easy), more powerful etc etc.
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They're still very good for gaming, but not as good as a 2500k in pretty much every dept.
2500k has lower TDP, power-draw, more head-room to OC (prob avg of 500-700+ MHz easy), more powerful etc etc.
Yeah, no doubt. Like if I could get one for 150-170 right now, I would go that way instead of paying the extra 100 for a 2500k. They are 200 so only 30 or so cheaper for less performance.
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I'll vouch for the lynnfields...they are great chips! My 760 took me about 10-15 minutes of tinkering in order to get it to 4.1ghz stable. Needless to say, the Sandy Bridge chips obviously win since they're newer technology and the prices are pretty much identical (I saw a 2500k for 219.99 and a i5 760 for 209.99 lol)
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i5s can be had for super cheap on the 1156, but if you can't find a cheap one just get SB.
    
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