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I5-2500k vs Core 2 Quad...or just AMD

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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

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January 14, 2012 12:01:49 PM

Buy an 2500k. Is much better than any Core2Quad or AMD.
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January 14, 2012 12:24:39 PM

Best answer selected by Broelski.
January 14, 2012 12:25:03 PM

sosofm said:
If you buy 2500k ill recomand you this motherboard 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?
January 14, 2012 12:28:38 PM

Another thing: Should I buy a custom cooler? I'm thinking of OC'ing it a bit
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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.