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i5 750 vs i5 2500k

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im looking to build anew gaming/ work pc here soon. and up until about 5 minutes ago i was dead set on getting the i5-750 (2.66ghz) but the i stumbled upon this i5 2500k. soo i did a quick google to try and find out what i could but im still a little confuesd lol.
whats the difference in the two, aside from the stock clock speed?
also when did the 2500k come out? i read somewhere that people were saying it was way expensive, but BB has it for 230.


and really what i care about is, which is gonna be better and why (:

Thanks all!
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post #2 of 9
i5 2500k all the way.

i5 750/760 struggles to reach 4ghz sometimes, while the 2500k can reach 5ghz with relative ease.

Not to mention that newer tech = better.
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post #3 of 9
The i5 2500k is the latest tech (code name Sandy Bridge), it just came out a couple months back (and new revision boards just came out a few weeks back). It has an unlocked multiplier (yay), and it's a 32nm core vs. the 45nm of the 750.

So it runs cooler, overclocks better, maybe has a little more power clock-for-clock, and at the same price is definitely the better buy. The only problem is that it's a little harder to find 1155 socket boards at the moment because they're so popular.

But if you're starting from scratch you really really should go 2500k over 750, it's on the path to the future instead of a dead end
Edited by ocpokey - 3/23/11 at 12:22pm
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post #4 of 9
The 2500k basically is the replacement for the i5-7(6/5)0 and 1156 socket.

It's better and faster in every possible way, from speed to power consumption it's a "next gen" product.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared;12840651 
The 2500k basically is the replacement for the i5-7(6/5)0 and 1156 socket.

It's better and faster in every possible way, from speed to power consumption it's a "next gen" product.
Not to mention, they're practically the same price.
 
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Yes, same price for a much better CPU.

Also, going LGA 1155 has the added benefit of being able to upgrade to Ivy Bridge down the road, while LGA 1156 is a dead-end now.
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post #7 of 9
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Correct me if im wrong, but the 2500 is locked and the 2500k is unlocked right?

and thanks for the quick replies everyone(:
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post #8 of 9
Yes, with the 2500 you'd only reach about 4GHz, whereas with the k you can go upward of 5+.

Also make sure you get a P67 board not a H67 if you want to overclock, if you want to use the on die gpu then you'll need a H67 board and won't have the unlocked multiplier with a k chip just the better gpu.
    
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post #9 of 9
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sweet deal. you all have changed my mind, 2500k it is (: ha thanks for the replies everyone.
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