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My question is pretty simple. For my upcoming build should I buy an i7 920 used for roughly around $190-200 range or pay $15 more and get an i5-2500k? I use my computer for heavy gaming, network simulations, virtual machines running servers. I like the overclock potential of the new 2500k series chip offers. I am wanting to use my 2 existing 5850 black edition GPU's. Resolution is at 4800x900.
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I would go for the i5-2500k
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I would go for the i5-2500k
This.

Those suckers will overclock like mad if you've got decent cooling.

If you need to upgrade, I would say go for it; however, if it can wait, try and see what BD has to offer. After all, it's only a couple months away.
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Get the 2500k. It's like Jesus on ice.
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Get the 2500k. It's like Jesus on ice.
I just lol'd.
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