Solved Is it worth ? i3-2100 to i5-2500k Tags: Homebuilt Western Digital Quad Core Caviar Intel i5 Systems Last response: May 7, 2011 9:09 AM in Systems Share johnthesmilers May 6, 2011 9:11:31 PM hi all...sorry to ask is it worth to upgrade from i3-2100 to i5-2500k im just curious with the quad core and overclock thing.... and is it worth to upgrade from wd caviar blue to wd caviar black to boost the startup system.... thank you all More about : worth 2100 2500k dan4patriots May 6, 2011 9:51:41 PM unless your motherboard is a P67 then it isnt worth it going to 2500K NapoleonDK May 6, 2011 9:57:34 PM Data taken from Passmark/Newegg: Intel Core i3-2100 @ 3.10GHz Score: 3807 Price: $124.99 Score/Dollar: 30.458 Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz Score: 6763 Price: $224.99 Score/Dollar: 30.059 If your motherboard supports it, then I would buy it without question. The i5-2500K is magic on steroids and overclockable too! Related resources I3-2100 , i3-2120, and i5-2500K Question - Forum I3-2100 the best??? - Forum I3-2100 vs i3-2130 - Forum AMD Phenom II X4 955 vs Intel Core i3-2100 - Forum I3-2100 vs Phenom II x4? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution NapoleonDK May 6, 2011 9:59:30 PM johnthesmilers said:and is it worth to upgrade from wd caviar blue to wd caviar black to boost the startup system.... thank you all I'm afraid not. You might shave a few seconds off your startup time. (e.g. upgrade from 45 second startup to a 40 second startup) I don't think you'd see much in the way of real-life improvement. johnthesmilers May 7, 2011 9:09:51 AM Best answer selected by johnthesmilers. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPhenom ii x4 955BE OC'ed vs. i3-2100 Forum$800 i3-2100 Gaming Build, tell me what you think ForumI3-2100 VS i5-2500K ForumI5-2500k VS i7-2600k Sandy Bridge ForumI5-2500k $600USD Budget Build. ForumCPU build advice FX4100, 13-2100 or i5-2500k ? ForumIs this a good budget gaming build?? ForumIs water cooling worth it? ForumI5-2500K based system Forum$1000 - i5-2500K Gaming Build [First Build] ForumIs this PC worth the money? ForumHow much is this Computer really worth or How much would you pay? Forum[Solved] Need advice on ~$850 build Forum$800 i5-2500k build. ForumIs this worth buying? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !