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Ok first of all, I'd like to say that DON'T MENTION 2500K because 1. I don't OC..........and 2. I can get it same price as 2500 so if I decide to go with 2500 then I will automatically go for the K even though I don't OC ... so this question is completely based on STOCK SPEED

So in continuation, I can get 2400 for $187 and 2500 for $210
I did a price-to-benchmark comparison, and the 2400 is better in this aspect.

What do you guys think?

(or should I stick to original plan of Phenom II X4 955 Black for $127)

Thanks!
Edited by reyo - 3/28/11 at 12:56pm
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Oops! clicked on "Motherboard" section instead of "CPU"....sorry!
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well would you rather get a minivan or a ferrari? there is absolutely NO reason why you shouldnt overclock the 2500k. if you couldnt handle previous ocing, trust me, somebody with downs can oc the k series chips.
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Originally Posted by reyo View Post
Ok first of all, I'd like to say that DON'T MENTION 2500K because 1. I don't OC..........and 2. I can get it same price as 2500 so if I decide to go with 2500 then I will automatically go for the K even though I don't OC ... so this question is completely based on STOCK SPEED

So in continuation, I can get 2400 for $187 and 2500 for $210
I did a price-to-benchmark comparison, and the 2400 is better in this aspect.

What do you guys think?

(or should I stick to original plan of Phenom II X4 955 Black for $127)

P.S. How's the SB stock coolers? I've read that they are very bad, but again I don't OC.


Thanks!
Dont know where your heard that, people have been reaching 4+ GHz on the stock cooler.
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well would you rather get a minivan or a ferrari? there is absolutely NO reason why you shouldnt overclock the 2500k. if you couldnt handle previous ocing, trust me, somebody with downs can oc the k series chips.
ok I don't think the 2400 vs 2500 is the same as a mini-van vs. Ferrari.

I guess you don't quite understand my question. I don't OC not because I can't handle it, it's because 1. I'm new to hardware and 2. I literally don't need it to be that fast.

But if on stock speeds, the 2500 is THAT much better than the 2400 then I will get the 2500K not because of OC but because it's same price as the non-K, so just getting it for the heck of it...

However, if stock performance is not much different then I will just get the 2400 and save the extra $30 since I'm new grad and unemployed with s*** load of student loan debt...
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Dont know where your heard that, people have been reaching 4+ GHz on the stock cooler.
That's good, I will save that $40 originally for a cpu cooler
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ok I don't think the 2400 vs 2500 is the same as a mini-van vs. Ferrari.

I guess you don't quite understand my question. I don't OC not because I don't want to, it's because 1. I'm new to hardware and 2. I literally don't need it to be that fast.

But if on stock speeds, the 2500 is THAT much better than the 2400 then I will get the 2500K not because of OC but because it's same price as the non-K, so just getting it for the heck of it...

However, if stock performance is not much different then I will just get the 2400 and save the extra $30 since I'm new grad and unemployed with s*** load of student loan debt...
I respect you don't want to overclock, but you must understand the nature (and name) of this forum. Every single person on here is most likely itching to tell you that the 2500k overclocks like a beast and how easy is it to do it.
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post #8 of 18
It's stupid easy.
But I haven't tried it.
Why? My 2500K is great on stock and it Turbos to 3.7GHz.
Get the 2400 then, it's a great chip for the price, if you're not going to overclock.
Spend the extra $ on RAM or a better motherboard.
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Well, since you don't plan on overclocking, you obviously might as well go with the i5-2500. In addition to it being faster at stock, it has a considerably faster TurboBoost speed (3.7GHz) than the i5-2400's. It'll kick up to 3.7GHz under medium-heavy tasks. Also, you might as well go with an H67 board. A P67 board wouldn't benefit you, since you won't be overclocking. Cheaper, too. There's probably a couple i5-2500/H67 combo deals floating around on Newegg. Be sure to check.
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Well, since you don't plan on overclocking, you obviously might as well go with the i5-2500. In addition to it being faster at stock, it has a considerably faster TurboBoost speed (3.7GHz) than the i5-2400's. It'll kick up to 3.7GHz under medium-heavy tasks. Also, you might as well go with an H67 board. A P67 board wouldn't benefit you, since you won't be overclocking. Cheaper, too.
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