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Should I buy Sandy Bridge (Intel Core i5-2500) now?

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February 7, 2011 5:45:38 PM

Hello there!

Well as the topic stated, should I buy it now? I found a fine deal on Amazon for 218$ and free shipping. But the news about the flaw in hardware confused me a little. It seems that you can still buy the cpu and they will ship. On other hand I've read that they have stopped all shipping and will only proceed when fixed.


Aside from this question I wanted to ask about 2500k vs 2500. It is going to be my first hands on build, and I wasn't sure if I want 2500k over 2500. Since I don't know much of overclocking and etc. From what I've read it worth the price but I am not sure if I can do it. Is it any hard? Roughly how much it will cost me?

PS - sorry if my English is not that great :sarcastic: 
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February 7, 2011 8:20:46 PM

Overclocking the K CPU's is very simple just raise the multiplier. A P67 board would be needed to do that, a little price premium over H67 board.
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February 7, 2011 8:35:00 PM

The cpus are fine. It's the chipset on the motherboards that are flawed. Since the motherboards are no longer for sale, it's pointless to buy a cpu right now. It'll just be an expensive paperweight for about 3 months. But when you do buy one and if you intend to overclock, get the K chip. I has the unlocked multiplier required for high overclocks on sandy bridge.
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February 7, 2011 8:54:40 PM

That's why I could not find motherboards with lga 1155 socket? For some reason I thought that 1156 and 1155 are compatible with the cpu.

Thanks guys.

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February 7, 2011 8:56:02 PM

I just bought a 2600k and and Asus P67 pro from Amazon this weekend. Go for it, it says one left.
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February 7, 2011 10:19:24 PM

Best answer selected by dimamu15.
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