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June 11, 2011 2:05:21 PM

OK so I'm having doubts about whether I should get Intel i5 2400 or Intel i5 760 CPU, as much as I could see 760 has more cache memory to offer but it was released in the 3rd quarter of the 2010 and 2400 came out in 1st quarter of the 2011 and it supports many stuffs that 760 doesn't. So which one should I get?

Thanks and please post your pros and cons of each one of these.

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June 11, 2011 2:39:39 PM

i5-2400 Pros: Fast, very power efficient, easily overclockable, cheaper than i5-760, has integrated graphics and Quick Sync (if correct mainboard chipset is chosen), uses LGA 1155 socket so can upgrade to Ivy Bridge CPU in the future.
i5-2400 Cons: Not free.

i5-760 Pros: Ummm...
i5-760 Cons: Gets beaten in pretty much every performance category by i5-2400, more expensive than i5-2400, uses dead LGA 1156 socket with no upgrade potential.
June 11, 2011 10:17:31 PM

Well thanks to both of you for replies, but I decided that I'm getting i5 2500 it's has the same pros as 2400 but it's better :D , thanks again.
June 12, 2011 3:05:34 AM

bladecnh said:
Well thanks to both of you for replies, but I decided that I'm getting i5 2500 it's has the same pros as 2400 but it's better :D , thanks again.


Spring for the i5 2500K. Note, you can't change the multiplier on i5 2500 without the K suffix. So you'll be stuck at stock speeds (with a tiny variation of the BLCK).

I run the i5 2500K at 4.5ghz 24/7 at vid volts (max temps 65C at load). Highly recommend.
June 12, 2011 4:18:40 PM

I think it can be overclocked but not as much as 2500K, if I'm not wrong I can get 2500 up to 4,1 GHz, but I'll think again about buying 2500K since the difference in price is about 20$
June 12, 2011 4:21:34 PM

BTW: Are you using default cooling system that you got with your PC or you upgraded it so your CPU can run at that tempereature OC-ed ??
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June 13, 2011 12:25:07 AM

Yeah, you can overclock the non-K CPUs by +400MHz Turbo. Then, sometimes you can get the BCLK to overclock. It's not a real overclock, but for some it's enough.
June 13, 2011 6:19:19 PM

No one answered my question about 2500K, will it need extra coolers once overclocked or will the default cooling system be enough.
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