Closed I5-2500k vs Core 2 Quad...or just AMD Tags: CPUs Core Motherboards Quad Product Last response: January 14, 2012 1:04 PM in CPUs Share Broelski January 14, 2012 11:53:41 AM Hi there, I'm going to buy a new motherboard to support my crossfire setting and I was wondering... Currently, my motherboard has a core 2 quad 3.0ghz 12MB cache. If I buy a new modern motherboard I'm guessing the old generation of intel processors will not work anymore, will they? So..would it be a good upgrade if I buy an i5-2500k? I heard good things about it but I need to know: Will it give me a better performance from the core 2 quad I have? Or should I simply just go for AMD CPUs? I heard they're cheaper than intel and are pretty decent as well. I could definitely use whatever recommendations you guys through at me More about : 2500k core quad amd sosofm a b à CPUs a c 76 V Motherboard January 14, 2012 12:01:49 PM Buy an 2500k. Is much better than any Core2Quad or AMD. Best solution sosofm a b à CPUs a c 76 V Motherboard January 14, 2012 12:03:37 PM If you buy 2500k ill recomand you this motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is not expensive and is good , support SLI or Crossfire. Related resources Amd Firepro w8000 vs Nvidia Quadro K5000 which one to choose - Forum amd 6000x 2 vs . e6600 - Forum AMD FX-8150 vs Intel® Core ™ i5-2500K for future games - Forum Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz vs . AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz - Forum AMD FX 8150 vs I5-2500K - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Broelski January 14, 2012 12:24:39 PM Best answer selected by Broelski. Broelski January 14, 2012 12:25:03 PM sosofm said:If you buy 2500k ill recomand you this motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is not expensive and is good , support SLI or Crossfire. Thanks a lot, I'm looking into it right now. EDIT: Does this particular motherboard support wireless LAN? Or just wired lan? Broelski January 14, 2012 12:28:38 PM Another thing: Should I buy a custom cooler? I'm thinking of OC'ing it a bit whatsthatnoise a b à CPUs January 14, 2012 12:38:06 PM A custom cooler is always preferable. You can check the "Details" Tab on Newegg to see more specific features. Most if not all motherboards come with LAN, no WLAN. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCore 2 Quad q9650 vs i5-2500k ForumAMD 960T Unlock vs i5-2500k ForumAMD FX-8150 Eight- Core vs i5-2500k sandy bridge ForumIntel® Core ™ i5-2500K Processor vs . Intel® Core ™ i7 950 Processor ForumI5-2500K VS . AMD 6950 ForumIntel i5-2500K vs Phenom II x4 965 ForumPerormance of core i5-2500k vs amd a8-3850 ForumBest motherboard for Intel core i5-2500k ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumInte ldual core e6700 full load core temps ForumAMD x2 - 35c to 84+c in minutes Forum[Solved] Intel or AMD for gaming? ForumAMD VS Intel ForumQuad core upgrade ForumINTEL Pentium G620 2,6 GHz/L3 3 MΒ/LGA vs AMD Athlon II X4 631 More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !