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my buget got smaller lol the guy that wanted to buy my pc said no today frown.gif he no want frown.gif(

so is it worth the exstra money for 200mhz more?

there are about a R400 dif so far (not all stores have SB jet ony 2)

thats about 50usd (R400 [zar])

i mean the 2300 is 17% faster than the i5 760 so the 2400 must prob be abut 22% (i guessed)
Edited by blackdemon - 1/7/11 at 4:43am
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Neither...

Wait until you have the cash to get a k model..

It's only a bit more and provides the possibly of about a 20% boost in performance.
    
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i am talking about the 2500k tongue.gif

will edit my post thx
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2500k GOOD:thumb:
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You do know the non-K chips will only overclock by 400 MHz, right? Between 2400 and 2500K, I'd say the extra OC headroom is worth it. If you meant the non-K versions or don't care about overclocking, just save the $50 and go with the 2400.
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i looked here

http://www.vortez.co.uk/articles_pages/intel_core_i5_2300_2400_2500k_sandy_bridge_review,13.html

and the 2400 and the 2500k are realy close i mean paying 25usd for 100 mhz is a bit to mutch dont you thingk maby if more stores gets it i can get i cheaper

the 2400 is even betterto the i5 920
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blackdemon;11923050 
i looked here

http://www.vortez.co.uk/articles_pages/intel_core_i5_2300_2400_2500k_sandy_bridge_review,13.html

and the 2400 and the 2500k are realy close i mean paying 25usd for 100 mhz is a bit to mutch dont you thingk maby if more stores gets it i can get i cheaper

the 2400 is even betterto the i5 920
the k processors can overclock while the non k can't(or very little)
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post #8 of 10
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i dont plan on oc'ing so the 2500k will give me 200mhz more

but fot 25usd per 100mhz ots madness

so i will prob go with the 2400 for now i will see in one week (when i am going to order)

the 2400 is the same price as the i5 760 actuly a bit cheaper
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blackdemon;11923050 
i looked here*

http://www.vortez.co.uk/articles_pages/intel_core_i5_2300_2400_2500k_sandy_bridge_review,13.html

and the 2400 and the 2500k are realy close i mean paying 25usd for 100 mhz is a bit to mutch dont you thingk maby if more stores gets it i can get i cheaper

the 2400 is even betterto the i5 920
That's because you have a GPU bottleneck in your example. For situations where the CPU is the bottleneck, the extra speed you can get via overclocking would be helpful. And the difference isn't just 100 MHz if you OC. At best the locked 2400 will go up to 3.8 GHz and only in single-threaded applications. The 2500K will easily go up to 4.4 with some even reaching 5 GHz.

Again, if you don't care about overclocking, stick to the 2400.
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Sorry to just enter in on this thread, but i am planning on building a new comp with either a 6870 or dual 6850's in crossfire (depending on how my salary negotiations go). I have zero overclocking experience. That being said, im tech savvy and good at following instructions (mech engineer).
Is it worth my time and money to get a 2500k and OC it? I understand this is an overclock forum, and u guys are probably biased towards OCing, but do you honestly think its worth it as a beginner?
My primary uses are SolidWorks, SCII, and BFBC2 (and i want it to rock BF3)
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