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So OCN i ask you a very important question.

I have just sold me dual core e6600... (Yay) And now i need a new CPU and i thought its time unleash a bad boy quad core upon my new build.

So do I get the x4 965 for a mere £100 (probably get it cheaper on eBay) or do I go full out and get an i5 2500k for £150. Now I plan to OC either chip to something between 4 - 5 GHz on water. And I play games too, but im moving away from them slightly.

Would I notice any diffrence between the chips during gaming BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY will I notice any difference during startup and my normal tasks such as internets, music, programming, skype, steam... (yeah i multi-task you get the picture)

I would love input. I kind of value my money so this £50 saving.. and then the ammound i save off the motherboard would go a long way for me.
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post #2 of 33
2500k without even having to think twice.
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post #3 of 33
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2500k without even having to think twice.
This!
    
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Originally Posted by superj1977 View Post
2500k without even having to think twice.
Shouldn't have to even think once for this.
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post #5 of 33
I vote for 2500k
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post #6 of 33
The 2500K is absoluty worth the extra £50. It also overclocks alot easier then an PII-965BE.
In games you will see an improvement. not sure if you would notice much difference between a 2500K and PII-965 during startup and your normal tasks such as internets, music, programming, skype, steam...

Go with the 2500K though
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post #7 of 33
Yes, you'll notice quite a difference between the 965 BE & the i5-2500K because the Intel processor is faster clock for clock. You'll DEFINITELY notice it in gaming, & to a lesser extent while doing everything else. Did I also mention that the 2500K overclocks like mad? Try hitting 4.5GHz on any Phenom II X4 Black Edition.
Edited by N7-OC - 8/4/11 at 5:39pm
 
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post #8 of 33
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Originally Posted by Farih View Post
The 2500K is absoluty worth the extra £50. It also overclocks alot easier then an PII-965BE.
In games you will see an improvement. not sure if you would notice much difference between a 2500K and PII-965 during startup and your normal tasks such as internets, music, programming, skype, steam...

Go with the 2500K though
This^ an SSD with the 2500k and all the startup, normal tasks will run faster.
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post #9 of 33
Knowing me, I only speak the truth, If you do multi-tasking, Get the i5-2500k. If your just doing average internet/Hardcore gaming, Get the PH II X4 965 BE.
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ok so the i5 wins.. If im not going to use the hd3000 graphics is it work geting a 2300,400,500 and then OCing.. I dont think I will really use ALL that power. Or will I?
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