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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.
I'm sure not everyone's that ignorant. A lot of noobs like me come here for advice anyways.

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Originally Posted by 8-Ball View Post
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.
Yeah, I don't do much heavy-loading stuff....just play some games that are not very high cpu-demanding, more gpu.

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Originally Posted by Diabolical999 View Post
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.
When does turbo mode actually come into play? the 2400 hits up 3.4ghz in turbo mode, which in my opinion is pretty good.

Again, if I decide 2500 then I will go for the K just because they're the same price
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You set it in the BIOS/UEFI. If you're saying 2500K is the same price as the 2500, you should definitely get that even if you aren't going to overclock now. You could change sometime down the line and want to overclock.
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You set it in the BIOS/UEFI. If you're saying 2500K is the same price as the 2500, you should definitely get that even if you aren't going to overclock now. You could change sometime down the line and want to overclock.
Yeah that's the true question actually... "What am I going to do 2 years down the road"?

However, if I do end up OC, I'd need a good cooler like the H70 right?

I'm really not sure if I'll need that speed though...I've been using laptops all my life so a desktop running 3+ GHz is quite a big improvement for me already.
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Yeah that's the true question actually... "What am I going to do 2 years down the road"?

However, if I do end up OC, I'd need a good cooler like the H70 right?

I'm really not sure if I'll need that speed though...I've been using laptops all my life so a desktop running 3+ GHz is quite a big improvement for me already.
You can overclock on any cooler, it's just a matter of "how much?". Anyway, as far as coolers are concerned, you could just use the stock cooler until you decide to overclock(if you do, of course).
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Yeah that's the true question actually... "What am I going to do 2 years down the road"?

However, if I do end up OC, I'd need a good cooler like the H70 right?

I'm really not sure if I'll need that speed though...I've been using laptops all my life so a desktop running 3+ GHz is quite a big improvement for me already.
u can get that cpu to 5 ghz with an hyper 212 + which cost 30 $, just make sure your case is well ventilate, good cable management, no dust and clean, or get it to 4,5 ghz 24/7, is the minimal if u happen to get a bad i5 2500k.
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I think you'll do fine even with the stock cooler if you're not pushing for insane clocks and voltages. I remember there was this one high post member at the msi forums who kept asking why people keep buying these monster heat sinks when he was able to OC just fine using the stock cooler and even reach 5.1ghz (though this obviously isn't for 24/7 usage)
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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!
grab a 2500K however if you think theres ever the possiiblity where you would use the extra threads, ever video edit or that sort of thing, you may want the 2600, people are saying youll be fine with the stock spu cooler, what i would reccomend is a cheapish cooler and put some very low rpm fans on it and youll be set. means youll have a cooler quieter chip which is always a good thing, also if you do grab low rpmfans and a decent cooler (ie a coolermast hyper212) later if you do decide to overclock all you have to do is swapout some fans
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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...
TBH, to me it sounds like your on a really tight budget? Perhaps a new build can wait awhile longer?

Bleed your current system (desktop/laptop) until its pretty near dead, so long as it allows you to do what you need to do.

I've only now upgraded from 478 socket (its what i'm typing this on, since new build is currently tweaking for stable).
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