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Title. I know you cant overclock the i3 since it's locked, but should I get the 2130 since it's a bit faster? Or should I just go with the normal 2100?
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You'll probably never notice a difference between the two. I'd stick with what's cheaper in this case.

Will you be relying on its GPU or will you use a discrete GPU? If you plan to use the integrated graphics I'd recommend the i3 2105 instead, it's the same as the 2100 but with HD Graphics 3000 instead of 2000.
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Originally Posted by mott555;15393870 
You'll probably never notice a difference between the two. I'd stick with what's cheaper in this case.

Will you be relying on its GPU or will you use a discrete GPU? If you plan to use the integrated graphics I'd recommend the i3 2105 instead, it's the same as the 2100 but with HD Graphics 3000 instead of 2000.


I'll be using a GTX 560 Ti. So no need for integrated graphics.
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I know you can OC i5-2500 via turbo, but only on P67 chipset. I think the same applies to i3's... can get quite nice clocks that won't bottle-neck even a gtx580. Just something to consider when choosing moBo tongue.gif
post #5 of 11
Just get the 2100. The small speed boost but without possibility of turbo at all will not be noticeable for anything, as only i5's/i7's have turbo. At best, you could lightly OC an i3 via BCLK, but at most you'd have 3-5% speed increase.

Also, if you're going i3, no need for a P67/z68 chipset. Just get a H61 mobo and a good video card, that should be enough for most games.
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Originally Posted by Ha-Nocri;15393958 
I know you can OC i5-2500 via turbo, but only on P67 chipset. I think the same applies to i3's... can get quite nice clocks that won't bottle-neck even a gtx580. Just something to consider when choosing moBo tongue.gif

I thought i3s were locked?
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I thought i3s were locked?

they are, but if they have turbo you could kinda trick them, but they don't have turbo, my mistake tongue.gif
post #8 of 11
Id go with the 2130, z68 extreme 3 till ivy bridge gets released
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^ lol

Get the 2100 and a decent H61 and a GTX560. Sorted.
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Originally Posted by Ha-Nocri;15394031 
they are, but if they have turbo you could kinda trick them, but they don't have turbo, my mistake tongue.gif

No you can't... you can just raise CPU bus but it won't overclock stable with more than 3 or 4 MHz boost or something like that.
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