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 m 0 l 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! m 0 l Related resources I3-2100 VS i5-2500K - Forum i3-2100 VS. i5-2500k OC - GAMING QUESTION (FPS) - Forum Upgrading to a 8350 from an I5-2500k Worth it? - Forum Upgrading from i3-2120 to i5-2500k worth it? - Forum OC i5-2500K - worth it? - 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. Share johnthesmilers May 7, 2011 9:09:51 AM Best answer selected by johnthesmilers. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIs it worth OCing my i5-2500K over 4500mhz Forum Q9450 to i52500k? Still worth the upgrade? Forum Underclocking i5-2500k is it worth doing Forum i5-2500k vs i7-4770k for handbrake & power saving - worth it? Forum I5-2500k worth it? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !