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post #11 of 20
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I freakin love both of you. (Roninde & Pioneer) Thank you everyone else also! Yeah, the SG05 now comes with a 450W PSU included, and sounds like even the i5 should be fine....so I think that is what I will go with.

Thank you all very much. Core i5-2500K is the winner. I'm excited. $80 more than the i3, but better integrated graphics, two more physical cores and the ability to overclock (not that I will).

Y'all rock.
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so now that we've convinced him of the i5, we forgot to tell him we want to see 5ghz out of that thing
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post #13 of 20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115076

Shame on you guys recommending a K unlocked processor on an H67 non-overclocking motherboard. D:

Then again. There is that whole deal about the K procs having HD3000 and the non K procs having HD2000.
post #14 of 20
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115076

Shame on you guys recommending a K unlocked processor on an H67 non-overclocking motherboard. D:

Then again. There is that whole deal about the K procs having HD3000 and the non K procs having HD2000.
Who says anything about a H67 board? I'd say go for a Z68 board myself, that way he can use the onboard graphics, and overclock.
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post #15 of 20
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Who says anything about a H67 board? I'd say go for a Z68 board myself, that way he can use the onboard graphics, and overclock.
Check his sigrig. He's already got an H67 board in that SG05!
post #16 of 20
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Check his sigrig. He's already got an H67 board in that SG05!
If that's the case, then get the regular i5 2500 then. Although the 2500k would still be useful if you ever change to a z68 / P67 board.
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If that's the case, then get the regular i5 2500 then. Although the 2500k would still be useful if you ever change to a z68 / P67 board.
Did more digging on the 2500k vs non K proc.

2500k's IGP, the HD3000 has the full 12 execution units while the non K 2500, comes with the HD 2000 with just 6 execution units.

Eh. So it'd still matter in some way!
post #18 of 20
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Dang, I had no idea that the H67 couldn't overclock. Frick. Now I think I want to stick with the Core i3.

Frick frick frick. Maybe I should just keep the core i3, keep the $80 and smile. But I hate being limited. Even if I never would have used it.

Sigh
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post #19 of 20
I vote for the 2100, I got one in my secondary rig and its great. With both at stock it is basically the same as my 955 BE while using almost half the power. It also runs really quiet and has never gone over 55C with the stock cooler. 2500 or 2500k would be complete overkill IMO.

I have never tried using onboard GPU though, I hate Intel IGPs lol.
     
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post #20 of 20
to be fair, doesnt this chip have 2 cores and HT? imo it's perfectly fine as it's cheaper and it's not like he's gonna play crysis on it ....

it's more than enough for a HTPC, it'll stay cool and quiet too, we aren't talking about pentium 3's here, these things are fast with "only" 2 cores
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