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Is it worth ? i3-2100 to i5-2500k

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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 :D 

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May 6, 2011 9:51:41 PM

unless your motherboard is a P67 then it isnt worth it going to 2500K
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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!
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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 :D 
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.
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May 7, 2011 9:09:51 AM

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