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I'm planning a ~$750 build and I was looking at this.

http://gamingrig.blogspot.com/2012/05/800-gaming-pc-may-2012.html

I have no problems with any of the components. But I am somewhat intrigued by the i5 2310.

Common wisdom suggest that it would perform similar to any other Sandy Bridge i5 in gaming. However, it costs $25 less than the i5 2400 which is commonly the 'go to' option if its a non OC, and a substantial $50 under the 2500k, which to me sounds like an epic deal if there ever was one.

So in that case, is the i5 2310 a brilliant alternative to a 2500/2400 at $165, because I have never seen anyone recommend it in a build or being reviewed as a potential gaming CPU. Or is there something I'm missing here?
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Meh, I wouldn't buy pre done rigs, you can usually save money if you do it yourself unless that is some great deal.
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Meh, I wouldn't buy pre done rigs, you can usually save money if you do it yourself unless that is some great deal.
Way to jump into conclusions. It's not a pre-built rig.
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Way to jump into conclusions. It's not a pre-built rig.
Yea i didn't read any of it
why would u not want to oc?
and what are u using the computer for
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Its because its a locked cpu since you can only overclock it to 3.6ghz unless you mess with the blck which you shouldnt do as it controls PCIE bus, Sata ports, and alot of other things that will cause you more trouble then its worth lol.

But yeah if your running 1080P you should focus more power to the video card but a faster cpu will help keep minimum frame rates under control depending on the game. SC2 is a really cpu dependent game as most RTS games.

Oh and bumping that cpu up to 3.6ghz you might even beable to go up to that on stock voltage maybe even a slight bump to voltages. If not overclocking as long as its a i5 i wouldnt worry to much about it.
 
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why would u not want to oc?
Because that would cost me an extra $100 (for CPU, mobo and cooler) which I don't have, and if I did, I'd be putting it into a HD7870.

In any case, 3.6GHz is good enough.
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Because that would cost me an extra $100 (for CPU, mobo and cooler) which I don't have, and if I did, I'd be putting it into a HD7870.
In any case, 3.6GHz is good enough.
well then i guess its ur choice with money retraints, not sure what ur asking
it is a good rig sure but if you are going to spend a good chunk of money you might as well get newer stuff that you can OC and end up making it last longer
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well then i guess its ur choice with money retraints, not sure what ur asking
Nah I was just asking why it's being overlooked by everyone, when it's so cheap.
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Nah I was just asking why it's being overlooked by everyone, when it's so cheap.
because the majority of people on overclock.net like to overclock
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Its because its a locked cpu since you can only overclock it to 3.6ghz unless you mess with the blck which you shouldnt do as it controls PCIE bus, Sata ports, and alot of other things that will cause you more trouble then its worth lol.
But yeah if your running 1080P you should focus more power to the video card but a faster cpu will help keep minimum frame rates under control depending on the game. SC2 is a really cpu dependent game as most RTS games.
Oh and bumping that cpu up to 3.6ghz you might even beable to go up to that on stock voltage maybe even a slight bump to voltages. If not overclocking as long as its a i5 i wouldnt worry to much about it.

this is your best answer. not everyone on ocn is an oc'er,lol. theres plenty of guys here gaming with an i3.
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