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2500 or 2500k?

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Whats different between them im not seeing it

i5 2500
i5 2500k

why should i pay more for the K?
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the k version has an unlocked multiplier so you can Overclock a lot more. without the 'k' version, you wont be able to overclock very much.

and definately go for the k version, its only like $11 more.
    
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Originally Posted by IntelConvert;11945136 
the k version has an unlocked multiplier so you can Overclock a lot more. without the 'k' version, you wont be able to overclock very much.

and definately go for the k version, its only like $11 more.

This...the non "K" cpu's are for your normal user that could care less about tweaking...
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Thank you both that makes sense now =] K it is!
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Actually the non-K version pretty much doesn't overclock at all.
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You can overclock it 4 turbo phases.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xd_1771;11946248 
Actually the non-K version pretty much doesn't overclock at all.

So only 1 SB cpu will overclock?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 10acjed;11947652 
So only 1 SB cpu will overclock?

Well there is also the i7-2600k.
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post #9 of 16
before everyone freaks out about the limited OCing of the other SB CPUs, the K versions are not that more expensive, just go for it
    
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post #10 of 16
Well if the non "K" versions dont OC I would have to say spending the extra is a must wink.gif
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